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
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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