Soft Storage: Hospitality Trend

Soft Storage: Hospitality Trend

Ordinarily hard surfaces are being replaced with fabrics or flexible materials to create lightweight cabinets, armoires and storage boxes with soft and tactile surfaces.Soft Storage_Cloud Boxes Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters for Prooff

A flexible latex skin gives the Cloud Boxes by Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters for ProoffLab a translucent milky appearance. Designed to organize office items, the Cloud boxes not only conceal clutter but also help to dampen sound. The designers, Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, explain: "Every office has things they need but which we don't want seen. They come in various scales, from a stapler to a vacuum cleaner. We thought it would be great if you could place all these kinds of things in an office cloud. Not hiding them, so you don't know where to find them anymore, but dampening them out by turning them into blurred silhouettes of color."

Soft Storage_Ruche side table by Inga Semp©

To accompany her popular Ruch© line of upholstered beds, chairs and sofas for Ligne Roset, Inga Semp©'s Ruch© side tables feature a soft leather storage space underneath the table top.

Soft Storage_London by Meike Harde

For her 'London' collection of storage furniture, German designer Meike Harde replaced traditional hard materials such as wood, board and plastic for sheer fabrics. Stretched over wire frames, the soft fabric walls make the pieces lighter and more mobile.


Soft Storage_Aris Textile Cabinets by Moritz Schmid

The wood frame of Moritz Schmid's Artis Textile cabinets are covered with flexible textile walls that can be slid open and closed.

Soft Storage_PJ Pocket Pillow by Modern Twist

The PJ Pocket Pillow by Modern Twist is an expandable fabric storage container inspired by a Japanese anemone box, which is traditionally used to hold family heirlooms.

Posted January 24, 2014 by Editor

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