Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Exhibition of the MULTI-UTILITY FURNITURE....PART-1

This is a very special post and is dedicatded to all my lovely students. This is an exhibition that I organised for my students to display their talent in designing a MULTI-UTILITY FURNITURE. I am always fascinated with the idea of using a furniture for more than one activity. Ofcourse, this is not new ....and I also know that there are many available in the market. Here the challenge for the students was to use the same piece of furniture for a minimum of 3 activities without having to spend too much time and effort on the convertible.


The thought of a multi-utility furniture came to me after considering the following facts:



  • Most of us are living in apartments where we have very less or no storage space at all. (remember the concealed attics of our grandmothers' or the storage rooms in our parents' backyards..)


  • With one fact being proper storage...the second one is easy accessibility to the storage space...which is more often not considered....


  • Living in style with the most modern amenities irrespective of the space.

Considering the above points, the challenge given to my students was to design a furniture which is not only aesthetically appealing....but also a multi-utility furniture. Various themes were chosen by each of the students. Since there are many to showcase...this post will be divided into parts.All the furniture that you see here are not life-size...they are scaled down models of the same.


1. Sindu's HEXTRA - It can be used as a Kid's day-bed, sofa. When the cover is lifted off, it can be used as a table with storage in each of its a stool. Zainab's MOBILE BEDROOM SET - This is the opened version. When folded....it simply becomes a rectangular box. Very ideal for people moving from one location to another.



Nitin's Studio apartment furniture is a kitchenette on one side and a bedroom on the otherside with a movable partition box. Rashmi Jadhav's ALKOOL is a mobile bar counter. When closed...looks like a cool deco unit, when opened up becomes a bar with storage for all types of bottles and glass holders. It doubles up as a barbeque unit on top.....surprisingly..it also houses 2 stools inside it. Ideal for backyard parties.
Akshay's floor lamp is definitely a lamp but....can also be used as a dresser on the one side and an iron board or a narrow desk on the other side. The base unit that you see is for storing a sleek contemporary chair that can be used for either purposes.
Rakshita's FOLDABLE DINING TABLE is from a japanese inspiration of low-lying furniture. This is the opened version. When closed, it just looks like a Chest of Drawers. All the cushions and the legs go in.
Goutham's multi-utility bar counter.
Priti Choudary's KIDS PLAY SET is a wonderful creation which has a minimum of 4 board games with seating and storage .........all packed compactly in a single box...
Nidhi's PARTITION CUM SEATING is a beautiful addition to your homes and plays handy when you have a lot of guests. It is otherwise a partition either in your living rooms, bedrooms or bathrooms.

Likitha's PARTITION BOX (DRESSER and STUDY TABLE) would be a great idea to separate a kids bedroom. Imagine you have 2 of these. Place both next to each other ...but in opposite directions. This means that on each side you will have a dresser and a study table....

Hope you all enjoyed this....PART 2 in Progress.......

6 comments:

~G said...

Hi. Your students have come up with brilliant ideas. What better timing than to see this post when I am just about to start decorating my new house. :) Where can I get these if I want to buy it?

raji said...

very nice innovative ideas.I liked the star shaped multiutility furniture and also the Kid's board game +utility box and seating.Nice..

Emreen said...

This is great .... Really great....Great ideas ....!!!

Itz' sweet of you to dedicate a post to your students.!!!!

Vasudha.dilip said...

hey G...let me know what you liked...i can give u the contat number of the person...byw...more designs yet to be posted....pls wait for part2....
@raji thanx...will give the compliments to the students..
@emreen...thanxx a lot

Purnima@a creative project said...

Loved all the designs by your students.very innovative!!!

Patricia Torres said...

So nice to see the enthusiasm of your students.. There sure is a lot of hard work.. and effort here.. Well done.. to all.. The images are inspiring.., creative.. and definitely functional!!