Small spaces benefit enormously from furniture that serves multiple purposes or which can be tucked away or transformed in the blink of an eye. Hi-tech transformer apartments aside, Korean designer Seung-Yong Song's set of transformer furniture is simple and low-tech, consisting of eight white-lacquered chairs which perform specific tasks alone, but when put together, form a bed.
Each chair is open-ended in form to accommodate its prescribed function: one is a desk, featuring a storage cabinet; another chair has its backrest extended into a wardrobe hanger; another chair is acts as a shelf, while another holds the bed roll.
When assembled side to side, the chairs create a base platform for the bed roll.
It's an elegant and no-frills design for making the most out of a humble chair eight times over; the designer has also another series of modified chairs which double as shelving and ladder, and yet another chair, acting as a private reading space through the clever use of a huge paper lantern, tacked onto a chair, which comes down to envelope the user. Simple and intelligent stuff; for more information, see Seung-Yong Song's website.