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There has always been a certain love affair

between furniture and the space occupied

a creation of a seemingly effortless, yet well-considered look / feel

of objects nestling comfortably in a defined setting.

 

This synergy generated from an intimacy of furniture

in sync with the encompassing architecture

is represented in the design concept of

furnitecture (furniture + architecture).

 

What is furnitecture?

 

a design scope through which furniture is viewed / experienced as:

 

fitting naturally, almost organically into a specific space

structured with multi-perspective, multi-purpose intent

crafted with minimalist aesthetic attitude in materials and construction

manufactured with architectural elements incorporated into the core design

 

Furnitecture:  a concept of living spaces

Artelier House

by Italian designer, Harry Thaler

privacy within a confined space

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(images from harrythaler.it and dezeen.com)

Heterogenous functionality

from Belgian design group Muller Van Severen

multi-layered construction

multi-layered use

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(image from instarank24.de)

Blio

from the Kristalia Design Group, Italy

modular bookcases

or varied storage needs

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(images from woont.com)

Growth Table

from architects Iris Anna Regn and Tim Durfee (Los Angeles)

 harmonious co-existence at each stage of life

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(image from durfeeregn.com)

Metropolis

by Italian designer, Giocomo Moor

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(images from designboom.com and domusweb.it)

by Belgian designer, Maarten De Ceulaer

Mutation Series

chairs

organic multiplication

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 furnitecture, dezeencom_Mutation-by-Maarten-De-Ceulaer-

(images from maartendeceulaer. com and dezeen.com)

Suitcases

storage

the world compartmentalized

furnitecture, chest of suitcases, by maarten deceulaer

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Study Table

from Studio MAKS and Pang Architects for the Chinese University Library

‘get into the flow of things’

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(image from askmen.com)

“Monozukuri”

translates from Japanese as

design and manufacturing, which blends traditional and modern aspects

from Fumihiko Sano (architectural firm, Japan)

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For further reading:

Furnitecture, (Thames & Hudson) by design writer Anna Yudina