REK Expandable Bookcase
Another expanding design from Reinier de Jong, the REK Bookcase is able to grow along with your book collection, with zigzag-shaped parts sliding in and out to provide as much space as you need.
Collapsible Director’s Chair Set
Unlike most collapsible chairs, which still take up valuable space when not in use, this set of director’s chairs actually becomes something functional when it’s all closed up. The Com-Oda by Mr. Simon can either be a solid wood bench for two, or offer comfy individual seats for six.
Stellar Easistore Nesting Bakeware Set
Open most people’s kitchen cabinets and you’ll find a jumble of pots, pans, racks and trays, requiring you to dig through a bunch of stuff to find anything. Why aren’t more sets designed as neatly as this one, which stacks a cooling rack, baking tray, baking sheet, muffin tin and roaster into one small package?
Obelisk of Patio Furniture
Four durable, weatherproof seats and a small table stack up into a towering obelisk when you don’t need them, saving space and protecting the cushions from wear, in this set by Dedon.
Stackable Robot Cars
Someday, even cars might be stackable. A group of researchers at MIT came up with a clever concept they call CityCars, in which compact two-passenger electric vehicles can be rented from a kiosk on demand as easily as bicycles or strollers. The rear wheels slide forward when the cars are queued up, allowing them to be stored almost vertically.