Small Space Inspiration from Knoll

Knoll is a classic manufacturer of Mid-Century and contemporary designs, and although their prices are steep the quality is impeccable. We love clicking over to fantasize about furniture, but they also have a link on their site called "Knoll Space" where you can explore interiors that make the most of both small and large spaces. We found a lot of good ideas in the files...

Top: A banquette in an alcove takes up less space than a sofa, and the Saarinen Side Tables are a lightweight alternative to a coffee table.

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Flexible furniture can hold its own as arrangements change over time. These overlapping Laccio Side and Coffee Tables can be used as benches and tables in multiple configurations.

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In a small space, two chairs can be more versatile than a large sofa. These are Knoll's Krefeld Lounge Chairs and Ottomans.

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A round table with a stem base can sometimes create more seating than a rectangular table. These are the Sprite Chair with Cyclone Dining Table and Saarinen Dining Table with Tulip Armchairs.

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Another example of a table that fits several seats - the Platner Dining Table with Bertoia Chairs.

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The photo on the left of the Saarinen Womb Chair shows how built-in bookshelves along the wall create streamlined storage space. In the photo on the right of the D-Urso Table, casters make it easy to move the dining table. Using casters is an easy way to make furniture more flexible in a small space.

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An oddly-shaped alcove is the perfect spot for a built-in office. The simplicity of the desk, file cabinet, cubby, and Saarinen Armchair keeps things looking clean.

All photos are from Knoll Space, which can be accessed here.