Davide Tonizzo launches Gig, a new multi-use furniture concept at the Interior Design Show on January 27

Gig can be transformed into four different furniture configurations.

TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - Gig is a new furniture concept that sets new standards for the term multi-use. Called "four-track furniture", Gig is actually four different furniture pieces in one product. It begins as a chair and has the ability to morph into two ottomans (or a chair and ottoman) for two-person seating, a chaise lounge for relaxing and a bed for sleeping.

"As the world becomes more urbanized and energy efficient, spaces will become compact. As interiors get smaller, furniture has to get smarter. Gig allows a small room to be used in different ways," says Gig's designer, Davide Tonizzo.

The most innovative feature of the product is that it achieves this high level of functionality without using complex mechanisms. The various elements are inserted into different places in the frame to achieve the different configurations. The birch frame and lightweight foam cushions help make these transitions easy.

While Gig is designed for small spaces, it can also turn a den or library in a larger home into a guest room. Its main objective is make rooms usable in different ways.

The name Gig is derived from the musician's term for a booked performance. "There was something musical about the piece. Its different configurations are different gigs on a concert tour and the blockiness of the forms reminds me of a rock band's amplifiers," adds the designer. See Gig images.

Gig will be launched at the Interior Design Show Opening Night Preview and Party on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Davide Tonizzo is a Toronto-based industrial designer with a diverse range of clients. Past projects include furniture, ceramics, handbags, bath wares and transportation products. His projects have received numerous awards and have been featured in international design publications. Find out more about Davide Tonizzo at www.designd-online.com.

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For further information:

Davide Tonizzo           davide@designd-online.com       (416) 652-1939    Twitter: @dtonizzo

Watch the Gig video:http://www.youtube.com/user/DavideTonizzo#p/u/1/MzKlFKUR3gY

See Gig images:http://twitpic.com/photos/dtonizzo

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