Furniture on the Go: Wheeled Pieces Can Give Small Rooms Flexibility and a Sense of Spaciousness. (Home: Western Eye)

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Furniture on the Go: Wheeled Pieces Can Give Small Rooms Flexibility and a Sense of Spaciousness. (Home: Western Eye)


Peters, Jil, Sunset


In our mobility-oriented culture, it seems only natural that rolling furniture play an important part. Easily rearranged as needs change, it provides flexibility. Casters make even the heaviest household items easy to move for cleaning and can allow furniture to play dual roles.

We found a particularly compelling example in the tiny, 600-square-foot house near Portland that architect Jerry Waters designed for his wife, Anna, and their two daughters, Edna and Riley. You know warm weather has arrived when the 10-foot-tall doors fly open and the family rolls the dining table out into the landscape. Until cool weather returns, they eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside.

Waters designed the house to be flexible and efficient within minimal square footage: kitchen, living, and dining areas are combined in one space. The custom-designed table (similar examples can be found at Design Within Reach) is the key element that drives the design. It can be pushed beneath the steel counter--freeing up extra living space--when not needed. And when the surrounding meadow--which grows right up to the house--is used as the dining room, the house feels airy indeed. …

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