Rocking Two Times Harder

Rocking Two Times Harder

The Roly-Poly 2 Lamp is a step up from its previous version the Roly-Poly 1. This new iteration rocks in the looks department and sways with equal spring, just like the previous one. What’s cool is that it transforms to a lamp from a coat hanger by simply adding on the shade. It’s crafted from birch plywood, maple and Korean paper. Remember those wobbling punch bag clowns?

0 Designer: Jung Jae Yup

Side Hung

Side Hung

Unlike most lamps, Floo is suspended from one side. It remains level because the center of gravity has shifted to the shade’s unique conical shape. Aesthetically, without the central cabling in the way, you get an even circular disk of light uninterrupted by wires. I love when design is as simple as moving a seam or line to create an entirely new yet enigmatic silhouette.

0 Designers: Liran Levi & Gilad Karlshtadt

The Sunshine on my Wall is Informative!

The Sunshine on my Wall is Informative!

The usual task of a wall clock is to indicate time and at the least, look pretty. What if we were to add laser beams, touchpad UI, WiFi, bluetooth and computer syncing? Now wouldn’t that be a rocking concept! The proposed Sundial is all of the aforementioned;  a cool device on the wall that will beam you the weather, your appointments for the day, stock markets and whatever else  you please!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh

Invisible Chair

Invisible Chair

Ben Alun-Jones’ latest work is an attempt at the impossible: invisibility. ‘There is something of an ideology in chair design,’ he explains, ‘that really what you want to sit on is nothing – like you’re supported by air. That’s how I began creating a chair that, in a way, wasn’t there. A structure made out of light.’ The ‘Affinity Chair’ is unlikely to win any prizes for comfort, but it pulls off an impressive vanishing act.

0 Designer: Ben Alun-Jones

The Deceptive Stool

The Deceptive Stool

The Harun is a stool that’s not meant for your butt! Meaning its an air purifier plus humidifier that camouflages itself like furniture. Its features include a 4-liter water tank, four humidifying filters, six-step filter process and the ability to filter out odor, fine dust, yellow dust, viruses, allergies, and VOCs. Essentially its one of those equipments meant for large rooms and you don’t want to spoil their looks with obvious looking purifiers. The neat, sophisticated option!

0 Designers: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

One morning, Note Design Studio scribbles in the margins of old sketches and notes. They were just random ideas, visual brainstorms in passing to help illustrate key ideas but never saw the light of day. They fell in love with these scribbles and embraced their odd proportions, diverse materials and lack of clever functions. Some were left for later but others were pushed further, into the physical world. In the end it became an exhibition called what else, MARGINAL NOTES.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Unveiled at Politecnico di Milano, Albero di feltro is a privacy screen made of a stainless steel frame and synthetic felt body designed for portability and easy installation. It’s ideal to isolate a portion of room either in office, lounge or even in student lodging. The design evokes the organic shape of a leaf leaving you the option to stay minimal or surround yourself in a forest sort to speak. Go small or go all out. Which would you do?

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Linna, She's Gorgeous

Linna, She’s Gorgeous

The Linna armchair is a more gentler side from designer Jader Almeida. Unlike his previous featured work, Linna is “honest.” There’s nothing flashy about it. It’s elegant and harmoniously blends into the room. As usual, the construction quality is amazing. The medium densified hardwood structure and multilaminated shells (backrest and seat) allows anatomic shapes, all made from CNC cuts and hand-made finishing processes.

0 Designer: Jader Almeida

Smitten by the Lobot

Smitten by the Lobot

With its charismatic Wall-E eyes for lights, the Lobot is the cutest robotic lamp I’ve have seen. A body constructed out of anodized aluminum and “robust and well engineered hinge system”, this lamp can be maneuvered into different positions with gliding ease. I simply love its minimal design and its no-fuss attitude, looks as if it were made to banish all darkness surrounding your desk! I need to get this one.

0 Designer: Jinseok Hwang for studioLOBOT

Not Just for Hanging Coats

Not Just for Hanging Coats

A single sheet of metal bent, folded and fashioned into a majestic coat hanger; very approriate for the hallway or foyer. This uber chic Coat Hanger goes by the name of Pluche. What makes it a thoughtful design is the flat tray for keys and a loop for hanging stuff like umbrellas etc. Very well done indeed!

0 Designer: David Raffoul

Look Carefully; It’s a Transparent TV!

Look Carefully; It’s a Transparent TV!

Ask yourself, “what’s the next step in television innovation?” The answer is transparency – an invisible flatscreen that blends into the home environment when not in use, much like the Loewe Invisio. This magnificent TV is not a big black blot in standby mode, like how all television sets are. It’s a clear, frameless glass surface that keeps the room in its “visually unaltered” state.

0 Designer: Michael Friebe

True Hospital Comfort Zone

True Hospital Comfort Zone

If you’ve been unfortunate to have been in any hospital in our modern world for a long stay, you know it can be an awful experience. Not just because of quality of service, but because of environment, because a hospital is a sterile place where the only fun you should be having is on your way out the door. Designer Sara Tejareh aims to change all that with the power of the soul.

0 Designer: Sara Tejareh

Super Modular Modular Shelving

Super Modular Modular Shelving

How super is super modular? You’ll have to judge that for yourself. The amount of modular any item can be really depends on how modular the person using it allows it to be. Be super modular! This shelving system is modular to the max, it’s called IVY Modular Shelving Systems and it’s made to grow on your wall according to your lifestyle, changing at your will. IVY allows you to configure and reconfigure the assembled layout as you wish, each shelf moving with ease. Unique configurations can be done with as many or as few shelves as you wish.

0 Designer: Paris Lowitz