This shape-shifting cork furniture transforms to be a lounger, a center table or even a side bench!

Modern design aesthetics demand functional furniture that takes less space and does more. The ability to quickly reconfigure the individual elements depending on the usage and the environment is highly rated in modern times. That’s why modular furniture is fancied by people who like minimalistic interiors without compromising on the multitude of uses that a thoughtful furniture piece can offer.

Architect, designer, and creative director – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo who Graduated in architecture from the architecture schools of Oporto and Lisbon, Carvalho Araújo, has a keen eye for product design, making him a well-renowned name in his spheres. His simple yet highly useful chair design christened Tumble is the perfect example of intuitive product design which is well-tailored for ultra-modern interiors. It is essentially a platform that serves as a chair, side table, bench seat, storage unit, bookshelf, center table, or a lounger. Depending on the nature of use and the available interior space, Tumble can be put to good use with a bit of creative thinking. The furniture piece is crafted out of natural agglomerated cork and natural oak, making it good for the environment too. The use of these biodegradable materials should not let you into believing that the modular platform lacks in structural strength. It can take the weight of an above-average weighing adult and the only thing you need to cautious of is to keep water away from it.

Tumble comes in two size configurations – Tumble 600 and Tumble 300. Both have a total width of 1200 mm and a height of 870 mm. The only difference is the depth which is 600 mm for the former and 300 mm for the latter. Also, the weight varies for them at 33 kg and 16.5 kg respectively.

Designer: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo