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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Windowseat: Take refuge in a chair

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 28 June 2013

This is one of these things we dream about: furniture that shields us from prying eyes. Inspired by memories of playing inside cardboard boxes as kids, design duo Mike & Maaike designed Windowseat, a chair with walls around it, to let users take a mini-retreat and get a little privacy by closing up their external […]

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Splinter Works creates a bath tub that’s designed like a hammock

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 27 June 2013

UK-based design firm, Splinter Works, combined two of the most relaxing pieces of household furniture with their latest limited edition creation. Named “vessel”, this unique bathtub is made from a durable carbon fiber weave, which allows for the tub’s smooth curves and strength to hold gallons of water, and a person as well.

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Alicia Beck’s sprinkle stool

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By Alicia Beck in New Art on Friday 21 June 2013

Los Angeles native and artist, Alicia Beck, likes to create objects that inspire playful interactions between them and the user. Her Sprinkle Stool is just another example of the innocent fun and nostalgia she evokes in her work. It is a sculptural piece as well as functional. You can see more of her work here.

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Molo design firm creates furniture from pleated paper

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Vancouver-based design and production firm Molo creates functional furniture, lighting, and room dividers from pleated paper. Their products are ingeniously made using a unique honeycomb crease technique, which creates strong and durable designs. Molo’s work is even featured in MoMA’s permanent collection, and now they are focusing their efforts on creating temporary solutions for disaster […]

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Pull-out furniture from the walls

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 31 May 2013

Designer Allan Wexler experimented with the Vinyl Milford nearly a decade ago, and it’s still avant-garde in this modern day and age. He transformed one of these ubiquitous vinyl-coated sheet metal storage sheds — a fixture of suburban American backyards — into a guest house, complete with pull-out furniture flushed into the walls. It’s such […]

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Floating cloud couch levitates with magnetic force

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 13 May 2013

Hong Kong-based designers David Koo and Zheng Yawei came up with this astonishing concept design for a couch that we can only dream about for now. Yes, it’s a levitating couch that makes use of magnetic force from the bottom base to stay afloat. And it looks like a cloud. Their design nabbed an honourable […]

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Alien creature furniture by Umberto Dattola

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 8 May 2013

Designer Umberto Dattola recently unveiled a series of furniture-inspired works — there are chairs, beds, drawers and cabinets — at the Milano Design Week in four different locations. Actually, with their long spindly legs — so long that the seats and bases extend far beyond human height — they look like alien creatures invading our […]

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