Casting furniture out of a mobile foundry and trash from the streets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 14 January 2014

How brilliant! Two designers have found a way to recycle discarded cans from the streets of Brazil’s São Paulo as swanky furniture. A mobile furnace, powered by waste vegetable oil, melts down the cans; while the melted aluminum is then poured into molds and casted as new furniture anywhere on the spot. In a trial […]

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A bed you can simply zip up and not make in the morning

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 10 January 2014

Okay, this is the only bed we all want now: the Zip Bed comes with a zipper that you can easily pull all around the sides to hide these messy bedsheets beneath. Even better, its minimalist design makes it quite the sleek stunner. Nobody ever needs to know we’re slobs.

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Cleverly designed drop-down bed by Funn Roberts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 4 December 2013

Designer Funn Roberts recently designed a clever way of saving space in a 580 square foot cabin belonging to actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell of AMC’s Mad Men. He installed a retractable bed that is neatly kept in mid-air and can be easily pulled down. It is attached to a 300-pound steel counterweight that acts as a simple pulley system.

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Melbourne-based online and pop-up store The SuperCool

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Welcome to The Super Cool, an online and pop-up store in Melbourne that reminds us of the coolest Pinterest board you’ve ever seen, and where everything is for sale. The site offers up everything from neon cushions to vintage match jars and will very quickly make your house the coolest space in town. That is […]

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Bentley unveils furniture line inspired by its cars

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 14 October 2013

If you’ve always wanted to own a Bentley but couldn’t afford to, the next best thing is here—Bentley furniture. Teaming up with Club House Italia (the same Club House Italia who already offers home furnishings from Fendi and Kenzo), Bentley is now offering an incredible range of furniture that combines ‘the traditional élan of the […]

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Meet Salvador Dali, furniture designer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 17 September 2013

In the swinging thirties, famous surrealist Salvador Dalí hung out with a number of cool people from varied disciplines in Paris, including furniture designer Jean-Michel Frank. He sketched a bunch of furniture designed for Frank, including the Leda chair and low table in the 1935 Femme à latête rose.

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Build: design your own modular shelf

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By Karla Courtney in New Products on Friday 13 September 2013

These modular shelves need no explanation other than this: ‘BUILD is a multi-functional, lightweight, flexible and toxic-free shelving system that permits you to ‘design’ your own composition’. To us, they simply look amazing. Behold and decorate.

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Fallen Tree bench: an oak meets sleek design

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By Sara Halas in New Design on Friday 13 September 2013

A fallen oak meets sleek design in the Fallen Tree bench, created by designer Benjamin Grain-Dorge. On one side, he supports the bench with branches that are virtually unaltered. On the other, a simple piece of glass. The way he’s found a balance between the two is astounding.

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Floating objects in a room

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 30 August 2013

In Pamem Pereira’s This Is A Love Story installation, objects in a room are lifted and suspended in mid-air — a spectacle that symbolizes the unshakeable relationship between what’s material and what’s spiritual.

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Larger-than-life furniture so oversized, you’ll need to climb on them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 28 August 2013

All right, we think we’ve found just the place to get all our furniture from. The only problem is, we’ll need a bigger place. We’ll also need one of these magic ‘Drink Me’ potions so we can grow ten times bigger to at least get our butt on the darned chair. Robert Therrien is the […]

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Aquatic Chairs by designer Sam T. Smith

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By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Friday 9 August 2013

A series of chairs inspired by the forms of aquatic life created by designer Sam T. Smith. Made with plywood and canvas and held together with wing nuts, the simple aesthetic shows design where form inspires function, rather than follows it.

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BUILD: modular furniture that tesselates

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By Sara Halas in New Products on Thursday 1 August 2013

These five-sided units designed by Jack Godfrey Wood and Tom Ballhatchet for Movisi are lightweight and give the user freedom to control how their furniture looks, whether they are vertically stacked to make a side table with hidden storage space, mounted on the wall like a piece of art or made into a side partition […]

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Jigsaw stools: Sit solo or bench up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 19 July 2013

Wow, what an idea. These stools with jigsaw puzzle seats that fit into each other seamlessly to form a two-seater or three-seater or more look really fun. If you’re the handy sort, you can even try to make your own jigsaw stools.

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The Pinwheel Table by designer Onur Ozkaya

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By Onur Ozkaya in New Design on Thursday 11 July 2013

The Pinwheel Table has been developed using a non-periodic tiling technique that is known to produce triangular tiles that appear in infinitely diverse orientations. Designed by London-based industrial designer Onur Ozkaya and manufactured by Turkish marble supplier, Anta Ltd, the Pinwheel Table is part of a proposed set of residential furniture that has different configurable […]

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The Living Furniture Project: teaching homeless people to build furniture

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By Alicia Thompson in New Eco on Thursday 4 July 2013

Alastair Sloan recently started the Living Furniture Project. Their mission is: ‘Designer furniture, Reclaimed materials, A future for the homeless’. The idea is to get people off the streets of London by teaching them a trade, and helping them rebuild their life. They are supported by a team of volunteers, which include designers and professional […]

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