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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I think this is a really interesting video because not a lot of people are aware of how a rattan garden chair is woven. A lot of people are under the illusion that this is done by machines, but it’s not. Rattan furniture is, in fact, hand-woven and it takes this guy six hours to […]
When I first saw this, I was disgusted, and then I realized it wasn’t real and I was still kind of disgusted, but also full of wonder (there should be a word for that, grossed out and full of wonder at the same time). You would have to be a pretty morbid little girl to […]
Lazy day? Perfect for lolling about atop this giant tongue of a chaise lounge then. This classy flaming red furniture number by Melbourne-based Ross Didier comes without teeth, so the nightmares you have while dozing off on it, we imagine, will be quite manageable.
The Vintage Yard Sale is a sweet crew of Australians who sell amazing vintage items. Furniture, light fittings and skateboards are just some of the drool-worthy swag you’re sure to find on their site; all vintage, all rad. They do, however, custom-build a nifty little piece known as the Box On Legs. The box stands on two legs while resting against the wall and can be built in any size you need. We think it’s perfect for storing your 7″ collection… or CDs… or anything.
Dinner table LOCK is designed from the qualities, possibilities and characteristics of its highly sustainable material: bamboo. The frame is built up from layers of flexible bamboo, while the shape is formed by the bamboo’s natural bending curve. The layers of bamboo curve through each other and entwine, locking each other in place. The end result is a mix of nature and mathematics, of possible and impossible: a super strong masculine dynamic shape that looks different watched from different viewing points.
Imagine being able to zip up your dresser table, like, er, a dress. The fine minds of Korean furniture design firm The Zoom have thought about that. And yes, as they are a furniture design firm, they’ve gone ahead to design a range of furniture inspired by zippers too. Bravo.
French sculpter Marc Sparfel twists and forms animal sculptures out of discarded furniture. They are equal parts whimsical and grand — especially the ones standing on their hind legs, looking like ancient Egyptian guards.
Berlin-based designer and architect Sigurd Larsen designs thoughtful furniture with clean-cut silhouettes. The High End Table, which he originally created as an art piece for a Berlin Mitte window display, has a high end that is symbolic of power play and how we communicate within a hierarchy.
If the constant energy of your children is making you a bit weary, we think we’ve found you a guilt free way to relax that will keep you and your children satisfied. The Abooba climbing chair has been designed to bring adults and children together in a comfortable and playful way – designer Jaewook Kim naming it after the Korean word for “piggy back”. Complete with climbing nets, supports and a comfortable seat for relaxing, the Abooba chair looks like a winner to us.
Elle Décor and Italian designer Jens Praet have teamed up to create a new furniture range made from shredded, recycled magazines. Looking like they are made out of dark stone, the pieces are set in resin and have a wood like solidity. The table, bench, low table and bookcase really do prove what can be done with materials that would otherwise go to landfill. Maybe we will start seeing a lot more of these in the near future.