Most furniture just sits there. The most action they see is, maybe, a drawer opening and closing or an additional leaf being added to a table.
But other furniture change and transform, become other than what is was. I call this convertible furniture. And there is so much of it out there.
Like this table:
Tilt-top tables are fairly common but this is the first tilt-top gaming table I’ve run across. It looks contemporary.
A more utilitarian example is this table:
The sewing machine is attached to a hinged panel that swings up when the top is opened.
There is this similar bed chamber appliance:
Lift the lid on this one and you see another surprise delivery:
Next is this desk with a tambour top and what seems to be a treadle wheel below.
The sides actually fold down but based on the desk’s condition, I decided it was safer to force you to use your imagination.
The following uniquely designed chair adjusts to three heights and easily converts to a rocker or a stroller. It is missing its tray so once again you need to use your imagination.
If your imagination fails you, here is another example with tray:
And there is a third example:
Here is another unique transforming chair or table.
Under an obscure US law, this is the only style of furniture allowed be incised with a heart. All else is strongly discouraged,
And finally tonight, the packable campaign chair:
This chair, a roorkee chair, was a British design for use in colonial India and has been frequently copied with varying degrees of success.
If I remember correctly, there was some guy in Kentucky making copies of this chair in his basement. Rumor has it, he’s moved on.
If anybody knows what happened to him, let me know.