This Furniture Is Meant To Make Hallways More Functional (& Social)
Is there anything more annoying than decorating your home and realizing there are some areas that aren’t functional? Why are hallways and entryways built so small in some apartment and houses? It is like you cannot put any furniture there without it being totally in the way. If you’re trying to use every single square foot of your space, this can be extremely frustrating.
Royal College of Art graduate Seray Ozdemir has come up with a solution for this. The graduate has created a furniture line geared for millennials that can make hallways functional again. The furniture company is called Corridor Society.
The company’s website explains the thought process behind the project:
‘Corridor society’ claims the archaic corridor as the pivotal social space of the shared domestic realm. In this project, the corridor is transformed into an intermediary zone that works as a mechanism that brings tenants together and facilitates more social interaction while still allowing the levels of privacy to be actively mediated by the tenants. As the conventional corridor is a space designed for scuttling people through but not for staying in, place-making practices are required to bring about this transformation. The agents of this transformation is a collection of mediator-furniture that defines a new spatial typology which is a combination of sidewalks, living rooms and corridors.
There are four different pieces of furniture available from Corridor Society. Shoppers can get a multi-level lounger, standing sofa, ¾ table, and a spreading hub. All four items are designed to make hallways an area that people can actually gather in and spend time there. For anyone with a 500 sq. ft. apartment, this furniture is a godsend.
The multi-level lounger fits two seats, plus a place to store clothing and shoes. It is perfect for an entryway, where you can drop off your shoes and coat after work. It also functions are a lounger that people can relax on while reading or hanging out.
The standing sofa isn’t actually a sofa. Instead, it is some pieces of a sofa that make leaning against the wall actually comfortable. This way, you don’t get any discomfort in your head, back, or shoulders.
The ¾ table is perfect to place in the hallway near a kitchen, especially if the apartment or home has no designated dining space. This table plops right into the corner of a hallway and takes up barely any space.
The spreading hub can be used as chairs and a little table, a standing desk, and/or a storage unit. It comes apart and can be spread along the hallway, then stacked back together to take up less room.
Creator Seray Ozdemir said:
“In this project, the corridor is transformed into an intermediary zone that works as a mechanism that brings tenants together and facilitates more social interaction, while still allowing the levels of privacy to be actively mediated by the tenants.”