realistic settings with stacks of books and cluttered desks... Self Shelves) allow for flexible arrangements that can be reconfigured when needed. In this photo, the translucent shelving system is also used as a space divider.
Multi-purpose furniture is important in a small space. The classic Panton Chair (shown at the table) is stackable, can be used indoors or outside, and works as a dining chair or an occasional chair.
Furniture that you can see through makes a room look lighter. The Standard Chair by Jean Prouvé has an open back with slender front legs.
Simple shapes and materials won't overwhelm a small space. This is the Jasper Morrison Cork Family of stools and side tables.
Stackable stools (like the Elephant Stool) have a low profile, but they can provide extra seating or side tables when needed. These also work indoors or outside.
The horizontal lines of the Polder Sofa XS (scaled for a small space) contrasts nicely with the walls of shelves.
One or two large-scale pieces can sometimes have a positive impact in a small space. For instance, these large black-and-white photographs are a nice compliment to the small-scale Organic Chair. To find a Vitra furniture dealer, click here.