4D Systemic Super Stairs, Multifunctional Furniture,
Architect's Apartment, Brooklynn, New York, 1969
This is a multifunctional furniture system which is designed to offer 36 arrangements for various living needs. The system is developed from three tri-level boxes of plywood on locking casters.
If arranged in parallel positions, fitted sheets can be placed on the cushions to provide guest beds on two or three levels. Each step has a hinged lid under which there are storage spaces of varying dimensions. The units are described for use by adults and children, and the system can either function in a small room, in a complete living room, second bedroom or a child's bedroom-playroom.
1. "Furniture as Process," article on multi-functional furniture system designed by Mr. Holloway authored by Chet Mantolevsky, Progressive Architecture, August, 1970 issue, pp. 86 - 88.
2. "Super Stairs," article on multi-functional furniture system design by Mr. Holloway, authored by Norma Skurka, New York Times Magazine, September 17, 1970.
3. Focus on Furniture, an Important Element in Housing, by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. 1971.
Winner, The Unique Furniture Design Competion, sponsored by the Department of U.S. Housing and Urban Developmentm,1971. The project was part of HUD's traveling exhibition on the Competition.
© 2009, Dennis R. Holloway Architect