10 Clever Chairs for Small Spaces (Multi-function)

We love this concept chair with space for LOTS of books.

It’s a great idea for people who love to read. A great DIY project!

Chair With Built-In Bookshelves (Concept)

chair with book storage

Extreme fold-out chair

This chair is made from 100% recyclable paper material and can seat up to 12 people. Talk about space saving furniture – this folding chair made of paper is a masterpiece!

In collapsed mode, it doesn’t take up more space than your average chair, and you can place it almost anywhere you want in your living room, hall etc.

When you need extra seats, you just pull it out, and you can quickly accommodate up to 12 people!

The Flexible Love Chair is Truly transformable.


It is sold here online for $459!

Actually, it’s not right to call it “a chair”, because it is also a sofa and a bench.

It is made from 100% recyclable paper, and you can order it in white or brown. A beautiful choice, and a nice touch to be able to order it in brown, to strengthen the recyclable feel.

Comfy Chair and Work Desk Combo

sofa chair and work desk combo

This is a fine little piece of furniture that will let you sit and read as well as have a great space to stand up and work.

The shelves will store your work stuff and books.

Please also take a look at our article with clever ideas for video game storage in the living room.

Here’s another great take on this design:

Chair and work desk combo

I love how simple this design is.

And yet, it’s very functional!

You’ll have space for work stuff as well as a few decor items that will allow you to have this chair and work desk combo furniture in your living space.

Check also this version that’s lower and allow for a more comfortable seat:

How strong can a folding chair of paper be?

This is where it gets really fascinating because not only can this chair seat 12 people but then can each weigh 265 lbs (120 kg), which means that the extended piece of furniture can hold up to 3,175 lbsĀ  (1.440 kg).

In Taiwan, it has been used daily in a museum for 5 years, and it is still going strong, so it is definitely a very strong and durable piece of furniture we have here.


The Love Chair in a museum in Taiwan.

Two-legged illusionĀ chair

If you want something truly unique this chair is pretty cool.

When you first see it, it appears to be defying gravity, by balancing on only two legs.


Pretty clever.

It’s not a trick.

The shadow is actually part of the design, and it’s a steel plate, that is attached to the front legs.

5 chairs in 1Ā ottoman

This ottoman is stylish and very practical when you have guests coming over for a party in a small apartment.

You pop it open, and out comes 4 chairs:


You can get it here for $999 including shipping.

Chair and sofa in one

This chair is one of a kind. It can fold out to become a full-size sofa:


It’s designed by Albert Lu from Taiwan, and we haven’t been able to find it for sale anywhere, so it’s probably just a concept chair made in very few copies.

Chair, chaise lounge and bed in one

With it’s sleek design this chair / bed is a nice element in most living rooms.


Get it here $410 including shipping.

In a few seconds, you have the perfect guest bed, and it doesn’t look to bulky as a chair.

Folding “envelope” chair

This chair is made from strong sustainable polypropylene, and it only weighs 11 lbs – but supports up to 353 lbs as a seat!


Get it here from $149 each (packs of four).

Folding chair

This chair is space saving and beautiful.

It can collapse into a very flat design, and be stacked and stored in a tight space.

It’s made by the Tierney HainesĀ architects.

Sofa table and chair in one

This smart piece of furniture is made by Claudio Sibille from Uruguay.

Its very elegant, and 100% useful both as table and chairs.

The chairs are beautiful and minimalistic, and you don’t have to realize the multipurpose table function, to fall in love with the design.


Due to the design of the back of the chair, it is easy to use them in another way too.

You can turn it 180 degrees, and stick out your legs under the backrest, and use the back of the chair as an armrest. It’s a good way to be able to change position once in a while.

A good feature for those of us who sit down too much during the day.


Other Ideas:

chair with side storageINSTAGRAM @sunriu_design


chair with books underneathINSTAGRAM @fortheloveofply


arch seat with storageINSTAGRAM @sunriu_design


book storage chair with wheelsINSTAGRAM @semiexact


woven chair with storageINSTAGRAM @linwoodloot


bendable chair-bedINSTAGRAM @luxuryfurniturehub


Pull-out chair-bedINSTAGRAM @ank.furniture


chair with built-in shoe storageINSTAGRAM @aurouspk


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