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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.