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Portable furniture inspired by the urban push cart

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transforming furniture Photos via Designboom

Clever multifunctional furniture never ceases to intrigue, the latest example being this collaboration between Hong Kong firm CL3 and New York City studio Lim + Lu, all alumni of the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University. When tapped by the school’s dean for a project for AAP’s New York studio, the designers set about reimagining a common urban artifact: The push cart.

Used daily to transport all sorts of goods, the push cart spends a lot of its life upright, in various stages of transport, but it can also go hunker down in a horizontal manner. Recognizing these two modes of the push cart, the designers produced a series of work that elevates the wheeled device into portable furniture. There’s a coffee table that transforms into a bookshelf when upright, a bar cart that can be positioned upright or reclined, a sofa that becomes a coat rack when vertical, and more. Below, take a closer look at the series, which was unveiled during this month’s NYCxDesign celebration.

Via: Designboom