Ever since I chanced upon a hidden wall bed (you pull it up against the wall, where it then stays put for ages… at least, until you feel sleepy) in a friend’s home, I’ve been trying to find out who makes these things. As it appears, UK-based Clei does these space-saving beds, from simple pull […]
Amaze and stupefy your house guests by showing them your coffee table has a magical portal, which leads you to the dark, mysterious depths of the ocean! Furniture design studio ‘Duffy London’ stacked together different glass- and wooden- sheets, creating a sort of optical illusion inside a table. Called ‘The Abyss Table’, it highly resembles geological map of the sea, except this one is much cooler at 3D!
‘Cloud’ is an interactive lamp created by designer Richard Clarkson, wherein at a touch of a button, the device brings in a thunderstorm right in your living room. Made to look like a cumulus cloud, the lamp simulates the rapid flashes of lightning and the deafening sound of thunder, turning the ordinary fixture into an entertainment device.
Bask in the glory of your massive book collection with the ‘Bibliochaise’, a throne that has a built-in bookshelf that can store as much as 300 books. It’s the throne every book worm has always dreamed of. In this exclusive interview, the creators of the ‘Bibliochaise’, Nobody&Co, talk about the inspiration behind it and how […]
Brooklyn-based artist Tyagi Schwartz designed this table that’s made with a vintage bicycle and topped with panels of rustic wood. While the bike doesn’t function as a bicycle anymore, imagine the excitement of wheeling this beauty out into the backyard during a get-together. It automatically scores you cool points.
Sometimes you can tell which furniture is from IKEA miles away, based on aesthetics and the sheer conformity of its collections alone. Not so these ones: taking IKEA’s self-assembly concept to heart, Wiyono Sutjipto cobbled together some rather un-IKEA-like furniture using random combinations of spare parts and kit bits from IKEA. Don’t you just love […]
You had one job, Mr. Woodworker, one job! Vancouver-based woodworker Judson Beaumont has created the ‘Oops! Cabinet’, a dresser that appears to have a giant cartoon-like hole in the middle, but actually is… yeah that is a giant hole in the middle. But don’t be fooled by the gaping hole, it’s all a clever design ploy.
Remember the time your ancestor climbed into a pterodactyl’s nest and had the soundest sleep of his life? No? Neither do we. Well, maybe Floris Wubben — who designed this nest-like chair out of wooden branches for aMAZElab — does. The form is interesting, but we’re not sure it looks very cosy at all. The […]
Skinny is out, voluptuous is in. Besides, voluptuous looks more comfy to sit on. The ‘Flesh Chair’, inspired by the flappy and chunky folds of an obese person’s skin, was made by Nanna Kiil, a design student at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She made the chair not to offend obese people, but to actually put some positive light on their overweight bodies. Kiil says, ‘the intention is to explore the balance between the repulsive and the accommodating through voluminous curves’.
If you’re going to lounge around on a lawn chair all day, might as well be useful and help the environment by using these furniture made out of milk jugs! Loll Design used the milk jugs’ high density polyethylene (DPE) to create durable, waterproof, and not to mention, well-designed furniture. Since it’s made of a […]
Design studio XYZ Integrated Architecture, which is based in Tbilisi, Georgia, has a range of furniture products that tilt so much, it looks like they are on the verge of collapse. Exemplifying sheer edginess is the 60 prototype series they did a couple of years ago, so named after the 60-degree angle at which the […]
Jolene Fung’s graduate collection for Central Saint Martins was inspired by mid century modern furniture. Her designs are created from upcycled plastic bags, but one thing’s for sure; they look nothing like garbage. Fung’s incredible gowns draw on the sleek functionality of mid century furniture as well as the decadence of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look.’
Just the other day, I saw this old guy and his grandson parked on detached car seats in in one of my jaunts about town in Nairobi. Which naturally made me think about car seat furniture. Which then led me to this Nottingham-based company that manufactures chairs and sofas from recycled cat seats. Each piece […]
Wow, wow. We loved Chris Duffy’s swing table and wolf shadow chair, but nothing prepared us for the cleverness of this table that looks like the table top is being lifted by helium balloons.
Eli Elysée is the cutting edge force behind the Black Hole 929 studio, based in Brooklyn. The talented industrial designer and contemporary artist was born in Haiti and raised in New York City. Elysée recently won an impressive Urban Living Award in Berlin for his inspired Missing Link jacket, combining functional handles with fashion to […]