All photos by Carren Jao
Furniture that folds and hides away is always a good idea. These two companies have taken completely different directions, borrowing on the same core principle of space saving.
Folditure just launched in June.
Designed by New Jersey-based Alexander Gendell, Folditure's Leaf chair packs flat When folded, it comes up to less than 3/4 of an inch thick and can be hung on a standard-depth 24-inch closet.
The chair flips open with surprising ease with a simple hinge on the backrest. Made to dining chair height, the folding chair isn't simply meant for the living or outdoor, but even around the table. The outdoor mesh fabric on the seats comes is a variety of colors and can easily be swapped out. Colors on the backrest can also be painted depending on the customer's preferences. Though the Leaf chair has a lot going for it, the chair does have a strong futuristic industrial look that make it hard to match in anything but the most contemporary homes.
Folditure's Leaf chairs can be hung in a regular closet.
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The junior seats come in a range of bright colors.
When it was first introduced to the market, the Flux chair for adults received multiple awards in London, Rotterdam and New York. At this year's Dwell on Design, CoolKids Company introduces a junior line for even more active youngsters and harried moms looking to clean up after them.
Like its adult version these polypropylene, flat-packed seat is waterproof and 100 percent recyclable. it can be used indoors as well as outdoors and weights only five pounds. It takes a few pops along pre-determined grooves to fold everything flat, plus its range of bright colors are a fun addition to any playroom.
A quick demonstration of the seat's ease of use.