Guest post by Ryan Mitchell of TheTinyLife.com
In a Tiny House, space matters. Your choices about what you put in that space matters even more. One of the bulkier items, that we often find we simply can’t live without is seating. While we spend 8 hours of our day sleeping, we fill the rest of our day with work, leisure and socializing, a lot of which, we do sitting down. As humans, we are by nature social creatures, which mean that not only do we need seating for ourselves, but others too. Having a dinner party, meetings or game night in a Tiny House can be interesting when it comes to providing chairs for everyone. Here are a few ideas of how to balance the need for seating, while conserving space.
This chair was designed by Marina Bautier, with an integrated stool/table. While not in use it is able to be stowed within the foot print of the other. With a natural wood finish, it blends well with a Tiny House interior and one is able to double your capacity with no extra square footage.
This is an interesting concept where a chair can also be a coat hanger. Designed to fold flat, you can actually hang jackets on it in the closet or just store on the hanger bar for future use. Though an interesting idea, I have yet to figure out what you do with all of your jackets when you need to use the chairs, but I might be over thinking it. It is a very simple design that can easily be done as a DIY with the right skills. http://www.philippemalouin.com/
This concept isn’t very new, but one way to make a seat count more is to have it be a double duty item. Ottomans can be used for seats, tables, footrest, and storage all in one package. They are easy to make or can be purchased in all shapes, colors and sizes.
Finally this concept is also a double duty item. With a quick flip, it changes from a chair to a table depending on your needs. Designer Aissa Logerot came up with the design to meet the needs of those living in smaller spaces. Wood finish and a sturdy, stainless steel frame make for a nice piece.
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