Furniture Design

WaterShed’s unique furniture increases the flexibility of each space. Designed in partnership with Gensler – a worldwide architectural design firm with leading expertise in product design – WaterShed’s kitchen table and bed/table can be easily reconfigured and stored, allowing each room within the house to suit the varying needs of residents with a home-based business.

The kitchen table is simultaneously a dining table, a pair of storage carts, and a movable island. Composed of several interlocking components — two dining tables that rest on top of two storage carts — the possible configurations are many. The countertop height storage carts are built on wheels, allowing them to be freely moved about the space. The four pieces are configured in twin halves. Thus, residents have the option to arrange only one portion of the table to seat four, or use both halves to seat greater parties. When not in use, the entire table assembly nests against the north wall of the kitchen. The piece was engineered and manufactured by Datesweiser, a custom furniture business that helped the WaterShed team refine and produce the simple and well-crafted design.

The bed/table is another piece of furniture designed by the team in partnership with Gensler and manufactured by Datesweiser. It is a primary element of the bedroom/office space. The full-size bed is designed to fold in half down the center, creating a working conference table surface from the sides of the bed. This allows the space to act as a bedroom at night and working office during the day. A reinterpretation of a Murphy bed, it is an innovative solution that provides a multi-use space.

Stationary casework such as the entertainment wall was also designed by the WaterShed team in partnership with Gensler. Manufactured by Herman Miller – an innovative furniture design corporation – this custom entertainment center provides storage and comes with modular pieces that can be reconfigured into a cloth-covered coffee table or a set of ottomans. Re-imagining spaces such as a typical coat closet, the casework closest to the entry creates a spatial buffer between the entry and the living room, taking furniture beyond a single object and into an integrated design feature.

The WaterShed team also designed and fabricated several pieces of furniture and casework that round out the home — a nesting desk and wardrobes that match the table/bed, and liquid desiccant waterfall cabinet — tying together the various finishes throughout the house.