wing fung ng: changeable
wing fung ng: changeable
jul 12, 2010

wing fung ng: changeable


upon observing the limited living spaces in households of metropolitan cities like hong kong, chinese-german product designer wing fung ng has developed ‘changeable’, a coffee table that can be transformed very easily into a chair. in many cases, a small habitable area of just 10 sqm has to serve as both a living room and dining room, thus, the space saving feature of  ‘changeable’ allows users to adopt this furniture design to various occasions and purposes.

wing fung ng: changeable

wing fung ng: changeable ‘changeable’ as a coffee table

wing fung ng: changeable transformation process

wing fung ng: changeable

wing fung ng: changeable shelving compartment under the seat

wing fung ng: changeable initially soaked, the laminated wood veneer is later bent into shape with the help of vacuum press

wing fung ng: changeable slicing of veneer panels

wing fung ng: changeable vacuum sack

wing fung ng: changeable wood finalized into seating shape

wing fung ng: changeable

wing fung ng: changeablepolishing of wood veneer

wing fung ng: changeable

wing fung ng: changeable handling form

wing fung ng: changeable rounded metal elements are added to support the shelving compartment underneath

wing fung ng: changeable added felt cover over top of the seating unit

‘changeable’ was showcased during DMY international design festival berlin 2010

  • Very ugly, i cant stand it. And do you really expect people to use a laptop that way, after first insulting them by making them first unfold that painful arrangement?

    charles says:
  • charlie boy, who give a s… about your bad bad vibes, huh? 🙂
    any link to your godsend work?

    buzzoff says:
  • this is a beautiful and surprisingly fresh design/idea! i also think it could be a great commercial success and i hope to see it produced by a company soon (you can imagine this in universities’ mensas, cafes, offices, lounges – basically wherever young peole meet, eat work, etc. and of course at home, not only hk has little spave – any student’s apartment worldwide has…)

    Krakow says:
  • I like the concept and the design. I also like the combination of wood with bright collors.

    Good work!

    oribeiro says:
  • This is not a fresh or new idea, seen alot similiar designs, just another crap like this one:

    seen it before, please do something new and more inspiring..

    Jack says:
  • nice

    vitor says:
  • Why would i buy this?? Why wouldn’t I just buy a chair and a table, more useful, practical and probably cheaper! And c’mon, that laptop idea is a bit far fetched, don’t you think? 😉

    mat says:
  • @ jack
    “please do something new and more inspiring..”

    be our guest dude! go ahead, impress us with your work.

    the ripper says:
  • This will be the next design trend!
    Good Job.

    Isyss says:
  • clunky. boring. labor intensive. no thanks.

    wpgmb says:
  • Like it! Extremely practical for its intended purpose d;-)

    Jetwax says:

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