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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How Rattan Garden Furniture Is Made

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Tuesday 30 April 2013

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 […]

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Mini faux human skin furniture

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By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Monday 15 April 2013

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 […]

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This tongue-shaped lounge gives you forty licks with your forty winks

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 26 February 2013

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.

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Box On Legs: Perfect for your 7″ collection

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Saturday 9 February 2013

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.

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Lock: a beautiful dinner table made from bamboo

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By J.P.Meulendijks in New Design on Wednesday 30 January 2013

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.

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Furniture demanding to be zipped up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 26 January 2013

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.

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Animal sculptures made from discarded furniture

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 25 January 2013

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.

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High End table by Sigurd Larsen

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 16 January 2013

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.

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