Being able to pack all your belongings, or even a “room” into a storage box is getting more popular. The idea seems to be catching hold with those who are frequently on the move – whether its down to their job, or just a personal preference – the ability to pack away an entire room in minutes is obviously quite the convenience for those that often find themselves in a state of transition.
This series called “IN A BOX” has been designed by True Emporium, a custom furniture company that specializes in creating pieces made from “recycled and reclaimed materials using only eco-friendly processes and finishes.”
It’s great to see some sustainable practices being employed in an industry outside of the content we typically feature (houses). At the same time, it isn’t all just about reclaimed and recycled materials. True Emporium also maintain a focus on aesthetic and functionality: “Our mission is to share our passion for the fusion of both old and new aesthetics and applications, and produce them to the highest quality design and construction standards.”
The IN A BOX series comprises of several “rooms”, each of which can be stored away into a single box. The living room is contained in a box measuring just 42″ x 24″ x 21″ – pretty compact. The living room set features a sofa, club chair, coffee table, jackknife floor lamp, and an entertainment center.
The total weight comes in at just 190 lbs. The cost? $4,200. It sounds steeps, but you have to consider that you’re getting a custom living room set made with recycled materials and sustainable practices, which nearly always bumps up the cost – going green can be expensive.
There’s also a dining room set ($4,600) and a wine bar ($2,900). It’s just a tad to expensive for me, but perhaps the convenience of being able to pack things away into a neat little box is worth it for some people.
For more expandable furniture sets check out Atelier OPA’s Kenchikukagu – a series of mobile fold-out furniture pieces for working, eating and sleeping. Or have a look at this expanding dining table that can seat 6 people despite its small size. See all furniture posts.