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Space-saving furniture designs by Clei create a clever home

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Clei's modular furniture and patented transformable systems have been designed to effectively furnish various sized spaces
Clei's modular furniture and patented transformable systems have been designed to effectively furnish various sized spaces
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Kali Duo Sofa at first glance appears to be a regular sofa lounge
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Kali Duo Sofa at first glance appears to be a regular sofa lounge
Kali Duo Sofa starts its transformation by removing the cushions
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Kali Duo Sofa starts its transformation by removing the cushions
The wall feature hides the second sleeping edition to the sofa lounge
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The wall feature hides the second sleeping edition to the sofa lounge
Kali Duo Sofa features an elevated single bed which is hidden within the wall
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Kali Duo Sofa features an elevated single bed which is hidden within the wall
Both the sofa and wall bed fold out to become a sophisticated bunk bed complete with ladder and safety rails
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Both the sofa and wall bed fold out to become a sophisticated bunk bed complete with ladder and safety rails
Hidden gas springs and a patented bed base are integrated into the Kali Duo Sofa and the bed base
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Hidden gas springs and a patented bed base are integrated into the Kali Duo Sofa and the bed base
Safety systems feature an automatic locking mechanism which protects against accidental opening and closing
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Safety systems feature an automatic locking mechanism which protects against accidental opening and closing
The ladder is the last piece of the puzzle for the complete transformation from sofa to bunk bed
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The ladder is the last piece of the puzzle for the complete transformation from sofa to bunk bed
The Kali Duo Sofa now fully transformed into a bunk bed
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The Kali Duo Sofa now fully transformed into a bunk bed
Kitchen Box is a kitchen unit that "vanishes" when not in use
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Kitchen Box is a kitchen unit that "vanishes" when not in use
The Kitchen Box features a large bi-folding door which turns on wheels and opens up to create a compact kitchen
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The Kitchen Box features a large bi-folding door which turns on wheels and opens up to create a compact kitchen
The kitchen can open to the left or right depending on the requirements of the home
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The kitchen can open to the left or right depending on the requirements of the home
The final kitchen measures 220 cm in height, 124 cm in width and is 62 cm deep
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The final kitchen measures 220 cm in height, 124 cm in width and is 62 cm deep
The kitchen's fixed wall feature includes a sink, induction hob with two cookers, 130 liter refrigerator, dish washer and microwave
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The kitchen's fixed wall feature includes a sink, induction hob with two cookers, 130 liter refrigerator, dish washer and microwave
Kitchen Box includes a storage pantry and table which tilts open
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Kitchen Box includes a storage pantry and table which tilts open
Clei's orginal multi-purpose designs from the 1960s included this study concept
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Clei's orginal multi-purpose designs from the 1960s included this study concept
The desk moves up to sit above the cabinet
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The desk moves up to sit above the cabinet
The cabinet pulls down, revealing a singe bed
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The cabinet pulls down, revealing a singe bed
The design illustrates Clei's simplicity and practical use for space saving modules
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The design illustrates Clei's simplicity and practical use for space saving modules
Clei's very first innovative sofa bed design from the 1960s
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Clei's very first innovative sofa bed design from the 1960s
The cushions are removed to start the transformation
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The cushions are removed to start the transformation
The sofa cushion raises up to reveal a single bed base
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The sofa cushion raises up to reveal a single bed base
The cushion section folds out
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The cushion section folds out
The cushion section folds out and out revealing a second single bed structure underneath
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The cushion section folds out and out revealing a second single bed structure underneath
The clever design gets transformed into a bunk bed
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The clever design gets transformed into a bunk bed
An built-in ladder swings across and secures into place
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An built-in ladder swings across and secures into place
This piece of furniture demonstrates just how timeless good and innovative smart designs can be
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This piece of furniture demonstrates just how timeless good and innovative smart designs can be
This bunk bed from the 60s stands the test of time for clever transformability and high quality workmanship
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This bunk bed from the 60s stands the test of time for clever transformability and high quality workmanship
An old classic, this wall shelving features a hidden features
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An old classic, this wall shelving features a hidden features
The unit conceals a queen bed
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The unit conceals a queen bed
The bed features wooden slats and a metal frame which pulls down from the top of the unit
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The bed features wooden slats and a metal frame which pulls down from the top of the unit
The bed swivels around 180 degrees
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The bed swivels around 180 degrees
The beds simply pulls down with the metal support beams automatically opening up
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The beds simply pulls down with the metal support beams automatically opening up
The final transformation is complete
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The final transformation is complete
Tango is a modular transformable system composed of a double bed and an integrated sofa
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Tango is a modular transformable system composed of a double bed and an integrated sofa
The sofa is available either with fixed or sliding seats, armless seats, corner seats and chaise longue
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The sofa is available either with fixed or sliding seats, armless seats, corner seats and chaise longue
The double bed is made with a frame in extruded anodized aluminum with adjustment system
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The double bed is made with a frame in extruded anodized aluminum with adjustment system
Oslo is a transformable system composed of a double bed and sofa
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Oslo is a transformable system composed of a double bed and sofa
The sofa features a storage case for the back rest cushions
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The sofa features a storage case for the back rest cushions
The double bed pulls down from the wall
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The double bed pulls down from the wall
The double bed rests simply over the sofa without making any further adjustments
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The double bed rests simply over the sofa without making any further adjustments
The Oslo sofa is available in the pictured configuration or with sectional fixed seating
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The Oslo sofa is available in the pictured configuration or with sectional fixed seating
The Kali 120 Board features a hidden single bed and desk or table top
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The Kali 120 Board features a hidden single bed and desk or table top
This transformable system features a simple fold-down double bed equipped with a table
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This transformable system features a simple fold-down double bed equipped with a table
The table top remains horizontal at all times, meaning there is no need to remove items from top when folding down the bed
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The table top remains horizontal at all times, meaning there is no need to remove items from top when folding down the bed
As the user pulls the bed down from the wall, the table sits underneath the bed base with no needs to displace objects from the top
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As the user pulls the bed down from the wall, the table sits underneath the bed base with no needs to displace objects from the top
This transformable system also features an electrical opening mechanism fully hidden into the frame of the model and can be activated by remote control
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This transformable system also features an electrical opening mechanism fully hidden into the frame of the model and can be activated by remote control
Kali 120 Board is now ready for bed
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Kali 120 Board is now ready for bed
The App series features a pull-out dinning table which slides out from its compact case with closing top
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The App series features a pull-out dinning table which slides out from its compact case with closing top
The hidden table gets pulled out from its shelving
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The hidden table gets pulled out from its shelving
App is a pull-out table which is fitted to a case element
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App is a pull-out table which is fitted to a case element
The App table folds open to double its length
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The App table folds open to double its length
App comes with the possibility to add a drawer to its left or right side
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App comes with the possibility to add a drawer to its left or right side
The hidden dining table can also double as a single work desk
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The hidden dining table can also double as a single work desk
App transformation is complete
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App transformation is complete
This fold down wall table is super easy and efficient to use
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This fold down wall table is super easy and efficient to use
The interior shelving pieces can move around depending on the user's desire
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The interior shelving pieces can move around depending on the user's desire
The legs fold up and so does the table
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The legs fold up and so does the table
The dining table vanishes into a slim line wall piece, ideal for tiny spaces
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The dining table vanishes into a slim line wall piece, ideal for tiny spaces
Clei's modular furniture and patented transformable systems have been designed to effectively furnish various sized spaces
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Clei's modular furniture and patented transformable systems have been designed to effectively furnish various sized spaces

Space-savingdesigns were some of Gizmag's favorite picks during this year's MilanDesign Week, which included transforming living spaces andmultifunctional pieces by Italian company Clei. The establishedmanufacturer has been creating innovative and transformable furnituredesigns since 1963 and its new collection is a great example of how inches become feet and vice versa.

"Researchand development, innovation, patented technology and a creativespirit is what transforms a dwelling into an intelligent home,"says Clei. "The versatility of the transformable systems allowsus to create multifunctional solutions with a high aesthetic value."

Clei'smodular furniture and patented transformable systems have beendesigned to effectively furnish various sized spaces includingsingle-room homes, open living spaces, holiday homes and guest rooms.The range is not only practical but also versatile, transformingdramatically in a matter of a few simple moves.

"Everytime we think about a new product we are accompanied by the habitualuniqueness of thoughts," Clei's sales director, Dr.Luca Colombo tells Gizmag."The will to explore new ideas for the living dimension thatlater translate into multifunctional products and multiply thedomestic space. Therefore, creating an additional room in the house,regardless of the real available space."

Here'sa brief overview of Clei's new collection set to hit stores laterthis year.

App and Kali Duo Sofa

TheApp series features a pull-out dinning table which slides out fromits compact case with closing top and doubles as a single desk. Theunit can be fixed on the wall or on a boiserie panel. The system iscomplimented with the Kali Duo Sofa, which at first glance appears tobe a regular sofa lounge. However, the unit features an elevatedsingle bed which is hidden within the wall, both the sofa and wallbed fold out to become a sophisticated bunk bed complete with ladderand safety rails.

The wall feature hides the second sleeping edition to the sofa lounge
The wall feature hides the second sleeping edition to the sofa lounge

Hidden gas springs and a patented bed base are integrated into theKali Duo Sofa and the bed base and safety systems feature anautomatic locking mechanism which protects against accidental openingand closing.

Giro Living and Oslo Living

Girois a Tetris-inspired bench that folds open and slides across tobecome a dining table. The model is made with two bi-folding topswhich open up, a supporting leg with additional supporting side paneland revolving mechanism.

Oslo is a transformable system composed of a double bed and sofa
Oslo is a transformable system composed of a double bed and sofa

Oslo Living on the other-hand is atransformable system composed of a double bed which pulls down fromthe wall and sits perfectly above the lounge suite. The unit featuresa storage case and fixed back rest cushions that don't need to beremoved when the bed opens down.

Kitchen Box

KitchenBox is a kitchen unit that "vanishes" when not in use. Theunit features a large bi-folding door which turns on wheels and opensup to create a compact kitchen measuring 220 cm (7.22 ft) in height, 124 cm (4.1 ft) in widthand is 62 cm (2.05 ft) deep. It can open to the left or right depending on therequirements of the home and includes a storage pantry and tablewhich tilts open.

The kitchen can open to the left or right depending on the requirements of the home
The kitchen can open to the left or right depending on the requirements of the home

Furthermore, the fixed wall feature includes asink, induction hob with two cookers, 130 liter (34.35 gal) refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen comes ready to be easily hooked upto existing water and electricity connections and is furnished with aFenix laminated top, ultralight glass back panel and LED lighting.

Kali 120 Board

Thistransformable system features a simple fold-down double bedequipped with a table. When the bed is not in use and locked into thewall, the multi-use table can be used as a dinning table or desk. One of the most notable features is that as the user pulls the bed down fromthe wall, the table sits underneath the bed base with noneeds to displace objects from the top.

The table top remains horizontal at all times, meaning there is no need to remove items from top when folding down the bed
The table top remains horizontal at all times, meaning there is no need to remove items from top when folding down the bed

Thistransformable system also features an electrical opening mechanismfully hidden into the frame of the model and can be activated byremote control.

Inaddition to Clei's new 2015 collection, the company also presentedsome of its original designs from the 60s, demonstrating just howtimeless good and innovative smart designs can be. Standing the testof time these pieces feature clever transformability and highquality workmanship.

Besure to head to the gallerytosee just how each piece of Clei furniture gets transformed.

2 comments
Dax Wagner
I've been to their showroom in L.A. and they indeed have some great designs, but the prices are about 4x what you think they should be... even after you consider you have 2 functions in 1.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is a very clever use of small space.