This fantastic collection by French designer Emmuelle Legavre really helps to bring a sense of discovery and adventure into the home. Inspired by times gone by, journeys on The Orient Express, the escapades of The Great Gatsby and the adventurers of the post war boom, the collection of nomadic furniture features eight different pieces all made using the finest leather and burnt oak. Providing a perfect solution to your storage needs, Les Valises, literally meaning “suitcases” in English, not only adds a touch of vintage charm to home decor but will have you constantly thinking about that next exciting getaway.
What do you reckon? Does this furniture make you dream of holidays and adventures abroad?
Bet you never expected this! Another example featured on Giddy Upcycled shows an armoire transformed into a big, beautiful birdcage for live birds. Of course, the glass is replaced again with more appropriate cage-like netting. Neat idea if you want to show off your feathery friends in style.
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.