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.
This might just be the most interesting sofa out there. Japanese designer Kei Harada created this marshmallow-like sofa with the idea that its shape is naturally inviting. I think he hit the nail on the head, because this is definitely one intriguing piece of furniture.
A new take on the traditional steam bent wood chairs by the talented and inventive designer, Tomas Alonso. The use of material echoes the classic Thonet chairs, but this reinterpretation is contemporary in its visual language.
Smart design hardly goes unnoticed. This Alfred Coffee Table, designed by Italian designer Giorgio Bonaguro, is an elegant table inspired by a waiter’s five fingers when holding a tray. It’s five legs, all with different dimensions and in different positions, delicately balance a round table top that represents the tray a waiter holds.
I chanced upon Swedish designers Sigrid Stromgren’s and Sanna Lindström’s collaborative work, the Grand Central Table, in an old copy of InDesign magazine the other day. Folded into its most compact state, the piece of work takes up very little space. But then it opens up — just like the foldout map of New York that inspired it — to make a pretty cool table. Has to be seen to be believed.
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell creates one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and home decor from any kind of material you can imagine. The materials used in his pieces range from plastic trophy topper figurines to clothing labels, and his work is sure to be a statement piece in any home.
Wow, kids get all the cool stuff. Over at Posh Tots, there’s a bunch of cool fantasy furniture, from cabinets with pinched sides to grandfather clocks with arms, that it makes us all a little jealous. We also spotted — prices start from $47,000, but hey, there’s free shipping — a princess carriage and an entire shoe that’s 9-feet tall (this one comes with doors and windows and would make a splendid playhouse). Oh well, at least we had a smashing childhood.