Like most big cities, living in Paris, France can be very expensive. Architect Matthieu Torres and his girlfriend made the most of their 344 square foot apartment in the 20th arrondissement through the smart use of custom built-in furniture and the addition of skylights. Never Too Small takes us inside the tiny but efficient living space.
Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you have to keep your stuff on the ground. This lightweight, portable table provides a heavy-duty ripstop nylon tabletop, set atop a folding aluminum structure. Four built-in cupholder baskets ensure your drinks won’t tip over.
Unlike other gaming chairs designed to sit at a desk, the Respawn-900 is meant for your game room. It offers a racing-style bolstered back, reclining leg support, wide armrests, and a drink holder. It reclines up to 135º, swivels 360º, and holds adults up to 275 lb. Though we wish it included a lumbar support pillow.
Masaya & Co.’s unique rockers add style and relaxation to any space. Each chair is handcrafted from sustainably sourced teak, walnut, or mahogany wood, and features a woven cord seat and back in an eye-catching pattern. Our favorites? The Mot Mot and the San Geronimo. No assembly required.
These sturdy and stylish steel cabinets offer a great way to keep your home or office organized. Each one is made to order from 18/20 gauge steel and features soft-close hinges, adjustable shelves, and smooth-gliding, locking casters. They come in 36″W x 18″D x 30″H and 36″W x 18″D x 60″H sizes in 10 powder-coated colors.
CleverMade’s folding wood chair offers a comfy spot for relaxing anywhere, and sits at a leisurely angle for chilling out or gazing at the stars. It’s made from sustainable acacia wood and folds nearly flat, so you can easily store it under a bed or behind another piece of furniture. Holds up to 250 lbs.
This slick desk is ideal for PC gamers with its stealthy black metal surface and legs. Its 59.1″ x 27.6″ desktop is large enough for multiple monitors and has plenty of room for mousing. It includes a covered cable management tray, and can be upgraded with RGB lighting, a magnetic desk mat, and cable management accessories.
This unique piece of outdoor furniture doubles as a heavy-duty gear hauler. It folds into lounger, cot, beach chair, and camp chair configurations and can carry all your other gear thanks to its durable aluminum frame and rugged wheels that can even roll over sand.
This unique dining table can expand up to six times its width thanks to its pull-out rail system and modular leaves. It adjusts from 18″ to 118″ wide, accommodating 4 to 12 guests. When not in use, it doubles as a desk, and its leaves store in a matching coffee table. Need extra seating? Check out the Transformer Bench.
This ultra-compact seat is great for waiting in long lines, tailgating, or taking a break during a long hike. It folds up to just 2.5″ tall and stands firm thanks to its twist and lock mechanism, which adjusts to 11 different heights. It’s made out of sturdy, weatherproof plastic and can hold up to 275 lb. Includes a carrying strap.
Invented in China more than 2500 years ago, a Luban stool is a kind of folding stool crafted from a single piece of wood without nails, screws, or glue. In this video from Grandpa Amu, he shows the process of cutting, drilling, sanding, and carving that goes into making this brilliantly engineered piece of furniture.
Famed chef José Andrés and Barcelona-based designer Rafael Rodríguez teamed up to create these dual-purpose dining tables. They feature a glass tabletop which floats above a fully-playable foosball table, with a metal body and wood or metal legs. They come in three variants, the RS2, RS3 Wood, and elongated RS Max.
UK shop Creative Carving makes these detailed round tables, carved with images inspired by Star Wars. Darth Vader scowls in the center, surrounded by characters, ships, and locations from a galaxy far, far away. The tabletops are made from engineered wood and include metal legs. Measures 23.6″ dia x 16.1″ h.
This space-saving desk from Bitman Wood mounts onto your wall, taking up just 6″ of depth when not in use. When open, it offers a spacious work surface for your laptop, along with built in shelves for small objects, and optional LED lighting. Made from birch plywood with a high-pressure laminate finish. Choose from 16 colors.
Artist Greg Frehr creates these playful dining tables that replace ordinary chairs with swings. SwingTables have an outdoor-safe powder-coated steel frame, a wooden tabletop, and wooden swings to sit on. They come in 2-seat, 4-seat, 6-seat, and 8-seat variants and disassemble into sections for shipping. Cushioned seats are available.
Chris Powell of Full Steam Designs pulled out all of the stops to build this one-of-a-kind TV stand. The design incorporates dozens of curved and layered pieces, kerf bending, and meticulously arranged patterned plywood. We suggest watching the whole video, but there’s a sped-up version on Reddit if you’re in a hurry.
Regal Robot makes a series of fun cafe tables that take advantage of their shape to display iconic circular images from Star Wars. The Holochess, Death Star II, Imperial logo, and Death Star Countdown versions are our faves. Available in cafe or pub heights (30″ or 42″), or as a standalone tabletop without the base.
Upgrade your exercise room with a wall-mounted storage shelf from Cziomek Design. Each handmade unit offers cubbies for organizing weights, blocks, towels, and other gear, as well as hanging locations for cycling shoes. This particular design is made from PVC Royal Boards so they’re easy to clean and won’t wear.
Builder Laura Kampf got her hands on an old neon letter and decided to make it the centerpiece of a custom-built bookcase. She used a technique called kerf bending to give the unit curved corners and routed several holes into its sides for a light and airy look. We’re impressed that this is her first foray into kerf bending.
The Edge Desk provides a back and body-friendly workspace different from standing desks. Its angled seat and leg pads put you in a comfortable kneeling position while you work, relieving both back and neck pain. The angle of its work surface is fully adjustable, and the desk folds up small enough to store under a couch.
From the creators of the Transformer Table comes another versatile piece of furniture. This modular couch can be reconfigured into various shapes to suit any space and serve different needs at different times. The individual modules are easy to assemble, and you can change their covers for a fresh look.
We’ve seen a table that incorporates LEGO into its center before. But rather than using concrete, builder Nick Zametti made his table from two large slabs of burled wood and filled its center with LEGO bricks and a river of resin to hold them in place. We like how he created scenes and didn’t just pour in a bunch of random bricks.