Furnitecture: The crossover of furniture and architecture

Furnitecture is one of the hottest and most innovative fields of design at the moment. It is essentially the art of designing and building bespoke furniture that is architected into rooms.
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Furnitecture is one of the hottest and most innovative fields of design at the moment. It is essentially the art of designing and building bespoke furniture that is architected into rooms. We love using it in the following scenarios: 

  • To create more interesting room divisions or to mark out key areas in an open plan space, as an alternative to using walls
  • To double up functionality in compact spaces.

Some of our favourite furnitecture designs we’ve delivered clients:

Oversized headboard which is bolted into the floor. We designed the back and sides as a walnut block and upholstered the front with leather panels. Hiding behind the lamps are Lutron controls, power sockets and panic buttons. At the foot of the bed is a beautiful bespoke TV cabinet. We designed this to house a 40” TV and a powered lift and swivel mechanism so you can watch it both sides - lying in bed or on a chaise.

 

Window seat architected into walk in wardrobe

Beautiful window seat with a view, architected into this walk in wardrobe where every square metre is maximised. The drawers underneath the seat double up for dirty laundry storage.

 

Floating black oak desk architected into the wall

Black oak desk architected into the wall appears to float and blends in seamlessly with the cantilever staircase it sits under. A neat space saving solution for a home office.

 

Dressing table and Hollywood mirror

This beautiful dressing table and Hollywood mirror provides a make-up artists dream and also serves as a barrier to stop you falling down the staircase behind.

 

Cantilever dining table architected into kitchen island

Cantilever dining table we architected into this kitchen island provides a streamlined look to this long open plan space. Table appears to float as the island does all the work in supporting it. 

 

Shoe storage under stairs

A neat solution to storing shoes galore. Pivots on a hinge for easy access.  

Author

Viki Lander - Interior Designer and Creative Director
Interior Designer & Creative Director
Luxury interior designer Viki was dubbed a "Colour Rebel" by Grand Designs Magazine for her flair with colour in luxury home refurbishments. Viki, founded Ensoul following 20 years of designing and developing both residential and commercial properties in London and the home counties, which have included town houses, flats, office conversions, office fit-outs and the re-development of two schools.

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