Marcin Wielgosz, the head designer at merely , a start-up furniture firm from Poland, sent us some photos and explained what their latest project called Hocky was all about. Since it seemed so innovative and wonderful, we have decided to share it with you. Hocky is a comfortable and functional piece of furniture, made entirely of segments which once sticked together, form a comfy sofa. Otherwise, the segments have their own individual functionality, serving as armchairs. The concept aims to offer freedom, so let your imagination float: choose the colours and the fabrics and let the designers handle the rest.
Pointing on its functionality, Hocky’s armrests transform themselves into small tables in a blink of an eye. It’s really wonderful and interesting how Hocky adapts, following the stream of your needs: no matter if you want a sofa, a small couch and an armchair or only armchairs, this object of domestic use creates endless possibilities to configure an optimal workplace. The hardwood tables support laptops, books and other stuff you need for work or leisure. Hocky is simple, functional and claims your creativity. It’s the freedom of choosing, moving, combining and testing that makes it such an interesting piece of furniture! Now that you know our opinion, how do you feel about it?
You can never have enough storage in the kitchen. If you lack cabinet space but have just enough room along an area of a wall, an armoire can serve as a wonderful pantry. Check out this great example from Decoholic. Alternatively, you could use the same idea as above, but for coffee instead. Ever Evolving Life 4-5 shows the complete transformation this armoire went through to become a cute little coffee bar.
An antique armoire can bring a sense of timeless elegance to any home, but not everyone can find a proper use for one — not to mention sufficient space too! In the old days they were used to store clothing and linens back when bedrooms didn’t have closets, and today some people use them to hold their televisions — but that trend perhaps isn’t as big of a deal as it once was now that TV screens are so flat and compact. You just need to have a look around at all your stuff and see what needs a storage area of its own! Here are some great ideas that might pique your interest.