9 good ideas for small spaces at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

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ICFF 2014

credit: Margaret Badore

Hanger chair

TreeHugger wrote about this clever chair by Philippe Malouin back in 2008, but now the space-saving design is part of the new Umbra Shift collection. Now available in gray, yellow, orange and blue, these folding chairs can be stored away in a closet when not needed, and even serve as a place to hang your coat.

Umbra Shift is an extension of Umbra that’s aiming to appeal to smaller, independent retailers. They worked with both emerging and established designers to create a collection that’s both practical and visually appealing. “It has a surprise factor that’s quite charming,” said Umbia designer Matt Carr.