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FORMA Design

The burnt orange womb chair provides for comfortable lounging while reading. The custom dark wenge bookcases in the background slide over when an overnight guest arrives, to provide a chic sleeping cove.

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August 20, 2013
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Please send us an email at and we will get back to you with more information.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 3:58PM
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Just saw something like this at I haven't used them. I am just looking too for something like this.
    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 6:40AM
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August 18, 2013
bm12221949 wrote:
How do the shelves keep materials in place? Does the wall slide before - Show how wall comes across to keep materials on shelf before bed comes down?
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Thank-you where can I get this begin Toronto? Does it come with mattress
    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 2:00PM
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This cabinetry was all custom designed for the project, I'm afraid you cannot order it off the shelf.
    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 6:44AM
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September 30, 2012
deleriium wrote:
LIKE MAGIC - The bookcase looks like it slides into the next room. Look close at bottom white binder - leftmost bookcase. How about it? Where does it go
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How far outside of DC do you go?
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 4:53PM
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We have worked on projects in many states, other than our immediate DC/MD/VA. Feel free to email us at to begin the conversation!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 7:03AM
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March 20, 2012
vcarole wrote:
Where can you find the murphy bed?
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Track at the top and wheels at the bottom.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 5:03PM
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Thanks for the speedy reply! I'm looking to do exactly this application in a library and a craft room. I appreciate the great ideas.
    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 5:13PM
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November 22, 2011
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this was custom designed for the space by FORMA Design and built by a local cabinet maker. We would be glad to assist on your project, let us know how.
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January 26, 2011
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Lily Gahagan
The bookcase slides into a pocket in the wall.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 9:16AM
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It slides in a pocket in the wall.
    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 2:51PM
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January 26, 2011
almag wrote:
Does this book case slide? Where does one of the book sections go?
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Both bookcases slide to the left. The far left one slides into a pocket into the wall. Here's a link to the other photo to see how it works:

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    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 9:20AM
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There's a pocket in the left hand wall that the bookcase slides into.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 12:31PM
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January 23, 2011
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They are indeed Kartell.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 12:32PM
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My favorite use of the Womb Chair is when it's used as the comfy chair for reading in a library or study, as it is placed here.
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