Space is expensive for urban dwellers. And as costs of
living increasingly outpace salary increases we will continue
to see the likes of Ikea and other space-conscience home
furnishers Tetrisize our world—specifically our living
spaces. Several countries southwest of Ikea’s
Swedish headquarters is Spain. Our feature this week
comes from Madrid and the design studio, UNAMO.
Humberto Navarro is a designer and the founder of the stated
studio. His crowning piece is a convertible piece of furniture entitled 3Moods of which has an active Indiegogo campaign in hopes of breaking into an international market.
3Moods, as cleverly quipped, serves three moods or purposes: relax, work, sleep. The interchangeable unit is a sofa, bed and table—or it can be anyone of these at one time. As touted on its campaign page “3Moods is …convertible furniture that fits your space, your needs and your life”. The table can seat four or scale up to eight persons. 3Moods can also be an armchair, a desk, or a chaise lounge. Most occasions can be accommodated with 3Moods freeing up space from standard furniture.
“We are a team dedicated to looking for solutions to everyday problems, because we want you to be happy”, stated Navarro concerning the design studio.
The wood surfaces of 3Moods are made of OKUME plywood. The framing is made of stainless steel and all upholstery is removable and washable. The unit can be one of a variety of colors with 20 to choose from. The option of indoor or outdoor material is also available.
There will always be a population that longs to live in the heart of urbanization—the middle of it all. And with this growing population down-town high-rises and condos are commanding premium rent rates. For many the compromise has to be in the squared living area since the prices are fixed to each market’s supply and demand.
If this trend holds true then 3Moods may prove to be the Holy Grail of young professionals and others spending an inexorable percentage of their pay checks on rent; if not the Holy Grail then at least competition for others in the market.
UNAMO is planning to feature 3Moods in several design exhibitions later this year in Paris and Milan in hopes of breaking into the international limelight of modular furniture with a POP.
3Moods Indiegogo Campaign Page