The Desmon chair by Oriol Barri. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus.
At the Valencia Design Week I spotted quite a few new flat-pack ideas, of which a surprising number were made of wood. My favourite are Mr Simon's chairs that fold away into a table to save space.
1. Mr Simon's chairs fold away into a table
Designer Mr Simon at the Valencia Design Week. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus
Several folding chairs form a table when stored away. I particularly like the way they used the wood and textile, and printed the chairs to create one solid piece when stacked together.
2. Foldable Ladder by Company Company
Designed by Neus Company, this beautiful wooden ladder folds its steps to be stored away easier.
3. Screw-less Seat by Öri Design
Oriol Barri designed the Desmon seat so that it can be assembled without glue or screws. The weight of the person sitting on it gives it strength.
4. Folda By Ham&Cheese;
The same designers who created the Sonno slow alarm clock thought up this sophisticated solid wood set of table and chairs. The chairs fit into each other similar to Russian dolls when not in use and the table folds out as well.
5. An office-in-a-box by Haus Design
6. Fast Lamp by Ana de la Cruz López
Flat-pack and ready in a second as ceiling, floor or table lamp.
More from Valencia Design Week 2011
LZF Lamps, A Charming Visit To Their Factory
Dvelas. From Boat Sails To Furniture
Sonno, The Slow Alarm Clock Lets You Sleep The Hours You Need
Fresh Products from Valencia; These Designers Know How to Upcycle
Simple Rustic, Designer Guillem Ferran Takes on IKEA
Ethical Rugs by GAN Make Any Space Cosy
New Sink Lets You Recycle Your Greywater & Saves Space