Italian Cottage Makeover Features CLEI Transforming Furniture
September 28, 2018
This little vacation home in Varazze (near Genova) has many charms, including its location in the town’s historic district and a balcony that looks out on the Ligurian Sea. With only 550 square feet of living space and a sloping roof, the challenge was to furnish the home in a way that makes the best use of living areas while maintaining a light and airy atmosphere.
The cottage’s occupants are the owners of CLEI, makers of multifunctional wall beds, tables and storage solutions designed to maximize even the smallest spaces. Resource Furniture is the North American distributor for CLEI furniture.
Cose di Casa, an Italian magazine focusing on home renovation, featured the makeover in its August issue, with CLEI space-saving furniture taking a starring role. The cover photo shows how the versatile Giro console table’s rotating mechanism allows it to swing out from the wall to function as a dining table or work area as needed. The Tango sectional sofa with wall bed transforms the living room to a guest room with the simple pull of a handle.
Transforming furniture, like these CLEI pieces, add an interesting dimension and provide architects and interior designers with creative ways to optimize space in the homes they design or furnish. Flexible, contemporary, and available in hundreds of finishes and fabrics, the Varazze cottage project brings it all together.