Images credit Baita Design
At the Baita Design Studio in Rio De Janeiro, they write about the Safo Sofa:
Every time I sit on my couch I wonder why they cannot be more than just seating places... Once they take up so much room, why not take advantage of the large idle space inside them?
That's TreeHugger Transformer thinking, making a furniture serve more than one function and using less space. But is it necessarily a good thing?
This isn't, however, always a good thing. The designer writes:
I always have a lot of things to store that simply won't fit in my cupboards anymore. I'd love to have more room for storing my stuff.
That comment did remind me of a recent post at Zen Habits, where Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project listed Nine Quick Tips to Identify Clutter. There is a sort of Parkinson's Law of Stuff, that might be expressed as "Stuff expands to fill the space available for its storage." Rubin writes about deciding what stuff to get rid of:
Is it nicely put away in an out-of-the-way place? Just because things are nicely organized doesn't mean they're not clutter. No matter how tidily a thing is stored, if I never use it, why keep it?
When it comes to storage, perhaps one can have too much of a good thing.