• Furniture that Pays for Itself? It’s Possible!

      These days, consumers are budget-conscious, but they still want living spaces that look great. It can be a struggle to blend form and function and cope with rising costs. Rental Affordability Crisis: A Widespread Problem With rent prices higher than ever before, people are struggling to make their rent payments in cities around the world. You want all the benefits of living in your favorite city—being close to your job, being able to walk everywhere, and having fantastic restaurants and shopping and nightlife nearby—but the apartment rent prices in so many places are totally unaffordable for the average professional! Rent is continually climbing. In fact, according to the latest statistics, it looks like California— traditionally one of the priciest states for metro living— is getting even more expensive, even in its less-pricy cities. We all know that San Francisco is extremely expensive (the average price for a one-bedroom apartment within San Francisco city limits is in the range of $3,400/month!) but now even California’s less-expensive cities, like Sacramento and Fresno, are experiencing steep rental hikes. California cities make up half of the top ten fastest-growing rental prices, making the cost of living less affordable for many people in the state (source). California might be the most dramatic, but it’s not the only city in this situation: it’s an issue all around the globe. Renters Can Save Money with Innovative Furniture Design Most apartments are priced per square foot, so it pays to get as small a place as possible. But many people worry about all of their furniture fitting in the small area, or they’re afraid that they won’t have any room to have friends over. All those worries can be erased with a simple and unexpected solution: convertible, space-saving furniture! There’s no better option for small studio apartments. With smaller apartments becoming the norm these days, the market for convertible furniture is exploding. Essentially, when you get furniture that takes up less space and serves more functions, you can get a smaller apartment, saving you a lot of money on rent. That’s how furniture can pay for itself! Space-Saving Furniture Designs: Styles and Benefits As the market for convertible, space-saving furniture grows, more and more styles will become available. There are so many innovators out there who are working to make small spaces into productive workspaces and comfortable living areas. Hiddenbed currently offers 7 incredible dual-function or triple-function options: Double Decker: a bunk bed + desk Attractive: a double Murphy bed that folds to take up less space Majestic: a double Murphy bed with a desk included Ritzy: a triple-function sofa bed + desk University: an affordable twin bed + desk combo perfect for dorms and apartments Splendid: a bed + desk combo with even more storage hDesk: a workspace that converts from an individual desk to a conference table.

    Space-saving furniture is the way of the future, especially as cities continue to become more crowded and expensive, and as millennials continue to favor smaller living spaces. Whether for home or for business, there are convertible furniture options suitable for everyone in this growing market. No matter where you are in the world, space-saving furniture is a smart investment for the future!

    Enjoyed this post? You might also like: Launching hDesk - The Evolution in Workspace.

  • Trends 2017: a sneak peek to the Pantone Report

    The Pantone Fashion Color Report arrived to give us the color trends 2017, a quick view of how the color will affect design decisions for this year. "Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring." said  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. Take a look to the top 10 colors from Pantone, a beautiful mixture of relaxation, vitality and nature. island-paradise kale lapiz-azul niagara pink-yarrow primroseyellow dogwood-pink flame greenery hazelnut  
  • Join the wave, share the hDesk success

    Many countries have joined this wave of success called hDesk

    Our last launch left us with a great experience on how space could be adapted to the current times. So, if you  are not already convinced about what hDesk could do for you, then take a second look into the many possibilities that this product offers for the daily space. People work together all the time, but that does not mean  collaboration exists. Collaboration increasingly depends  on: the workspace, having the ability to view the work of other workers or students, and meetings of all members. And of course, now you know what the perfect solution for a bad case of non collaborative workplace is.   ibira-center-barcelona-technical-scoolsingapore-1 The pictures above  are technical centers from Spain and Singapore, showing  a few examples of how flexible space can be. However, no furniture is  complete without that special design detail that you could add to your models. Below is a good example  from Indonesia. Did you notice the glass detail from the table? Classy…   indonesia   Then there is  a model from the UK with a bigger table and smooth lateral lines,  which gives privacy and enough open space to speak with people from their respective workstations.   japanese-1   Finally, there is a desk/cabinet that can change it all for tiny homes. It comes with a secret space for hiding your next projects and  is perfect for home offices.   swim   From a large table to a private desk … From a meeting space to an individual workspace … From your small furniture to your BEST HIDDEN SECRET.  
  • Launching hDesk – The Evolution in Workspace

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    The Numbers...

    According to TheSquareFoot, with 5,000 dollars per month you can get on average 921 square feet of office workspace in San Francisco, 1,140 square feet in DC and 811 square feet in NY. The latter equivalent to three offices, a hall and a bathroom. In turn, in smaller cities like Dallas, with the same 5,000 dollars you can get 2,599 square feet, and 2,861 in Atlanta. These high office space rental costs and imbalances between major cities are so significant in the cost structure, some times even forcing companies to move their offices from cities in order to afford them. By working with the above figures and assuming space requirements common to the current average productivity, the following list of annual costs for rental space per employee has been determined: New York $14,800 San Francisco $13,032 Washington, D.C. $10,522 Chicago $7,000 Los Angeles $6,702 Miami $6,630 Seattle $6,420 Boston $6,080 Houston $5,668

    But... what if?

    This calculation assumes an average space requirement of 200 square feet per employee. What if this requirement is reduced without having to sacrifice functionality, comfort and productivity? We are hereby launching our workspace revolutionary model hDesk. hDesk is an innovative design that combines the best of two worlds: a cubicle for individual work and a table for teamwork, all in one space. In turn, by combining several units a larger table is achieved, and thus taking advantage of the potential to gather large teams without them leaving their individual workstations.

    How can it be done?

    Through an innovative piece of furniture and hardware that allow the individual desk to sit under the table when the unit is in table or "meeting" function, and the table to tilt and face the user once the desk or "cubicle" function has been activated. Need more space to grow or work more comfortably? Think again... may be achievable by multiplying the productivity of your current space, investing a fraction of the annual cost of renting it. Hiddenbed model hDesk


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  • Curious uses of extra spaces

    Inside the celebrities home space Nowadays we are used to see in the media how famous people manage their fabulous flats and houses. So we would like to share here some mad uses of extra spaces that you should try after getting some free space with our Hiddenbeds. This is our top 5 of cool uses of extra space: ht_wahlberg_home_pool_2_jef_ss_131003_ssh 2016-01-07-1452178843-1314321-7_WebEstate_BeverlyHills (1) 5 - Mark Wahlberg. Beverly Hills features a resort - style pool but wait, what other cool stuff could Mark have in here? A two-story gym with a boxing ring and an out door bascketball cour in which he spends most of his trainning time. celin dion 4 - Celine Dion. Could you imagine a house with a waterpark in the backyard? well, she could! The entire property is full of slides, trampolines, cascades and the perfect shelter for her children and nephews: a treehouse. gaga 3 - Lady Gaga. In Malibu, California was bought the most recent residence of the popstar, valued in $23 million dollars. And this place hides a cool secret: a bowling alley, stables, a saltwater pool and a classic wine cellar. jlo 2 - Jennifer Lopez. This mansion in Hidden Hills, California was paid by $8.2 million and has everything that a star could desire. Of course, JLo renovates it and add to the home a recording studio, a full-service bar, a 20 seat theatre, a massage salon, a costume room and a dance studio. Oprahs-ski-retreat-in-Telluride-Colorado-3 Oprah-Winfrey-New-Colorado-Mansion-5 1 - Oprah Winfrey. Her´s lately acquisition was this $14 million high-tech treehouse in the Telluride mountains. The incredible facts from it are: an automated system for the control of the house from anywhere in the world, a huge spa with sauna with a $70.000 tub that never lets the water get cold, a $240.000 old-timey tram that takes you from the house to the slopes, and the most beautiful views from the San Sophia Mountain.
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