Space challenges are not new for most of us. Claudio Sibelle, a recently graduated industrial designer,wants to help: his focus is on designing furniture that “offers viable and innovative solutions to reduced spaces.”
In fact, Sibelle built an entire collection, Ludovico Transforming Furniture, to support his mandate. His efforts were awarded two (2) A’ Design Awards in the 2011-2012 Homeware Design category.
Part of the beauty of the design is the simplicity. The chairs, when stored, blend into the master units. To use one, all the user needs to do is pull the handle and slide it out. The drawers are not impacted in any way and remain functional and accessible at all times.
His material of choice is Eucalyptus, not only for its appearance and sustainable properties, but its strength, structural stability, and durability. The wood is also readily available in his native Uruguay.
I think we will see many more great pieces from Sibelle in the coming years!