Originally designed by Russia-based Alexey Pajitnov, the Tetris game has enchanted many people over the years since its creation in 1984. By manipulating random sequence of puzzle pieces called Tetriminos, moving each sideways and rotating it by 90 degrees, one should create a horizontal ten blocks line without gaps. This popular game was the base for other creations, such as the [email protected] Furniture. Designed by Lisbon-based designer Pedro Machado, this solution for small spaces takes the well-known form of Tetris puzzle pieces and displays them in a versatile volume that can come in handy in many situations. All the pieces can be pulled to shape different furniture pieces – two square blocks on each side and a flat surface on top can become a table with two chairs. Other pieces are drawers and can accommodate different personal items. The overall design allows the user to interact with this versatile piece of furniture and create a personalized function.
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.
Most people have closets in their homes these days, but sometimes there’s always that need for the stuff that just doesn’t fit or belong in there. Check out this great use of an armoire to hang coats, store outerwear, and even provide a little bench area! Perfect for any entryway or mudroom. If you have a bathroom that fits one, an armoire is a beautiful way to add more storage — especially for towels. Like some of the others on this list, this armoire from Enchanted Home does away with the glass and replaces it with netting instead.