Mechanical Moving Furniture - OMA Architects

I have been been thinking about ways of incorporating mechanism into furniture aside of the obvious ironmongery. Here is a collection of furniture 'Tools for Life' designed by the office of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. It is quite magical how these forms can be altered at the touch of a button. Below a rotating counter or room divide.

The furniture was designed for US furniture brand Knoll to coincide with their 75th anniversary. Along with the chair above and the acrylic table below, the range included a number for tables and chairs which could be adjusted in height by touching a single red button, which made me think of an ejector seat.....

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it's special!

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered

This is a great work, and certainly one of the masterpieces when it comes to feature technology in furniture and interior works. Good job, Rem Koolhaas.

I like this good collections of furniture !

August 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRTA Cabinets

Awesome post!! The furniture looks really matchless and distinct. This is truly a master-piece of work and exemplary to have such thing. Phil your effort is mesmerizing, taken in count the perfection and the creativeness generated in the work allows to be appreciable.The designer side tables have distinguishably appeared to have a modern outlook.

October 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfrankyjackson

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