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
A beautiful lamp made from American Oak veneer. Perfect for any home, modern or rustic, now on sale via CoolHunter.
Raw Edges Studio has done some rather interesting seating and rugs, The Coiling Collection, now on display at the FAT Galerie in Paris. This is fun, colourful and right up my alley!
Isn’t this simply adorable? A pig disguised as a ottoman, or was it an ottoman disguised as a pig? by Yvonne Fehling & Jennie Peiz
Objects for domestic space.
Fitment, toy, luxury good, sculpture.
Stuffed toy, gym equipment.
They deliberately defy all definition.
There is both something confounding and liberating about it.
In any case, they are a welcome change in an unexpected direction.
A rapid modernisation of an old classic results in a half half of a chair. Half beautifully old and wooden. Another half unapologetically transparent, modern and new. by h220430
A reclaimed wood bench already gets me going. Add a recycled softdrink carton to its bottom as a functioning drawer? Sold! by KOFFdesigns.
A steampunk fireplace that looks every bit the fiery inferno is is designed to contain. Made out of old mines (not the coal digging kind, but the blow up the ships hiding underwater kind), these are some serious looking fireplaces. by MarineMine.
A laser cut lace pattern onto power coated shelving hits all the right notes between retro kitch and high tech chic. by Beerd van Stokkum
You want to look every bit like the mad scientist you are, so when chandelier shopping, you are naturally drawn to the Bacterioptica of course. Madlab crossed petri dishes with optic fibers, just to make it that much stranger.
Making its way round the blogs is a beautiful chair by Singaporean Jarrod Lim. Equal parts asian and cosmopolitan appeal, no wonder everyone loves it!
A simple, art sculpture by Heartbreakers Design that could function as a bookshelf.. or was it the other way around?
Ron Gilad has a interesting way of observing space and its interaction with lines, dimensions and the mind. What results in his explorations are, quite simply, astounding expressions of such pure ideas its impossible not to fall in love.
Ron Gilad’s hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional.
Gilad is fascinated with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
His work, which vary from one-off to limited editions and production pieces, have no “expiration date” and reside in both public and private collections worldwide.
Gilad asks unceasing questions in 3D form and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt.
If there’s any design duo who is doggedly consistent about their aesthetics, it will be Brazilian brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who are showing us again how their crazy sense of patchwork can work beautifully in a series of wooden cabinets covered in acrylic fragments for Italian brand Edra. via Dezeen
A delicate looking chair made entirely out of piano keys! via Nine Stories Furniture