Drabble: Modular Furniture

My response to the prompt transformation.

Genre: general


~Modular Furniture~

He loved his clients. They demanded the strangest things, and even better, they were very detailed about what they wanted. They basically did half his work for him. All he needed to do was make it happen.

This time, the request was to make a set of pieces which could be combined in different ways to transform into different furniture to suit different needs. The list of combinations ranged from ‘enough furniture to furnish a single-person bedroom’ to ‘a home office for two’ to ‘dinner party for twenty’. That it had to look pleasing to the eye went without question.

Above all else, his client wanted the pieces to fit so seamlessly together that no one could tell they could be taken apart and recombined until they had seen the transformation between forms with their own eyes.

He spun the pen in his fingers. Modular furniture wasn’t new, so he had plenty of references to work from, in addition to the many ideas that popped into his head just from reading his client’s wishlist. The biggest challenge would be the ‘look pleasing to the eye’ part, but that was what his designers were for. He got to focus on the fun part.

Lucky him.



The day before this prompt, I saw a video of this table that could transform easily from a low table to the more usual waist-height table and back. For a few moments, I wanted to be an engineer who could design all these cool stuff.

So I did… in a story.

Posted on October 26, 2016, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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