Archive for the ‘furniture’ Category
Looking like a handsome chunky wooden bench at first glace, the seating and back rest are actually soft cushions printed with a realistic wood grain pattern. I have always enjoyed Front’s experiments into blurring the lines between the real and unreal and this seems to sum that up in a simple, aesthetically pleasing manner.
Part ’20 000 leagues under the sea’, part classical furniture, the Octopus Chair by Maximo Riera combines the mystical undersea creature and an arm chair with just the right amount of spine-tingle and gently flowing beauty.
A nice piece of recycled wood, part-wall sculpture, part-coat hanger from the experimental furniture makers Godspeed.
I always love the idea of making something seem like its something else.( I am sure there’s a big word for that, but I digress.) Raw Edges, an Israeli firm formed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, from whom we recently loved their Coiling Chairs, created a ceramic tile resembling folded paper. The result is something that seems fragile and tactile. Comes in three models, maxifolded, midifolded and minifolded. via experimenta
By using a worker’s lamp and an empty lampshade, Marti Guixé Cau created for Danese Milano the perfect alchemy of high-fashion home furnishing with a low-fi industrial appeal.
An interesting take on taxes and the government. Design studio Beta Tank have designed a chair with moving panels that transform it from a functional object (on which tax is payable at 19%) to an art object (tax payable at 7%). By deliberately creating an object that is purposefully unusable, the object avoids the high tax rate. via Dezeen