Sdesignunit is a Korean industrial design firm that is doing some very neat stuff. With the 2+1 chairs and table, the designers say that
"The young singles ratio is getting increase in the society. These people live alone in small apartment in the city. They would like to have multipurpose furniture for using small room efficiently. There are two chairs and on table. Ordinary these are two chairs and table. But When they watch TV. It can be Sofa. And when they go to sleep. It is going to be a single bed."
They also have designed an electric plug with a built in switch, something TreeHuggers have discussed as a way of reducing phantom loads, shown below the fold.
" Almost every single electronic appliance has a power switch. Observing user, First of all they connect power before they turn on the power switch. But if we can turn on the power as we connect to outlet. This can be more simple way yet safe way of turning on and off your electronic appliance. "::Sdesignunit