These incredible fusions of aluminium and wood are the work of Israeli artist Hilla Shamia. The one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture are created by pouring molten aluminum over wooden logs, allowing the liquid metal to seep into every crack.
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.
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 […]
Belgian’s Studio Job took two of the world’s great architectural marvels, the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal, and turned them into patinated bronze household objects. So that’s how the Eiffel Tower became a slouchy lamp and the Taj Mahal got inverted and turned into a table. Both are pretty cool.
Italian artist Silvano Rubino, who does set and costume design for theatrical and dance performances, also creates contemporary art with glass. We really dig this one he did of a dining table with clear glass and steel called Addizione Sottrattiva (Subtraction Addition) — so named for the gaping holes it has where the plates and […]
Created by Gosia and Tomek Rygalik at the Vienna Design Week Laboratory, the baguette table was made using loads of stale baguettes that were supposed to be thrown away. That’s a lot of bread. Which fits the statement that half the population of Gaza could be fed by all the food that goes to waste […]
How fun! Designed by Christopher Duffy, the swing table has a central GEO lampshade suspended over it, with eight chairs that dangle from the top like swings. Just be careful not to swing so hard you’ll hit your gut.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re just not satisfied with the size of your iPad, maybe it’s time to upgrade to a touchscreen tablet the size of your coffee table. Microsoft PixelSense technology will replace traditional board games and card games, and your smart-coffee table make your living room the the envy of all your neighbors. These intelligent tables aren’t quite ready for the market yet, but you’ll be able to set your coffee mug on a giant touchscreen soon.
London-based architect Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial table is an icy wonder made of clear polished plexiglas. Boy, does it look amazing, rising from the ground to hold up whatever you might care to entrust its watery limbs with.
The BARBAROSSA table is made out of reclaimed oak, coming from demolished German half-timbered houses. It’s guaranteed to be over 250 year-old wood. It could even be 400 years old. Holes, cracks and fill-ups are included. Every top is different and treated with oil. The base is solid steel, waxed against corrosion. Designed and manufactured by […]