Knock-Down/Drag-Out Chairs (and Tables...)

Knock-Down/Drag-Out Chairs (and Tables...)

Heather Blaha
May 12, 2006

For anyone who lives in a small apartment, this Knock-Down/Drag-Out furniture from Material Furniture presents a space-saving solution. The Portland-based designer Christopher Douglas gives each piece the possibility of movement (moving it out of the way), when your place gets crowded or the furniture isn't in use.

Comfort, when sitting as well as carrying the knocked-down piece, has certainly been considered: "In an unorthodox approach, the legs are not in the corners but instead in the centers, providing increased stability and leaving a space for the sitter's feet. The capsule-shaped opening in the chair back makes room for the sitter's spine and doubles as a handle for transport."

The money you're saving on living in a small place might come in useful for the $375 chairs (plus $50 for Chinese red finish or maple). As for the cute tables (coffee table, end table, and dining table), we think the knock-down/drag-out concept is also great for avoiding clutter, since our tables tend to collect a lot of stuff by the end of the day. Shown here is the Jr. Coffee Table, available in walnut or maple plywood, sizing up at 48"L x 22"W x 16.5"H for $450.

(Thanks, Andy!)

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