Stylish Meets Space-Saving Stool

Stylish Meets Space-Saving Stool

More often than not, folding functionality means a sacrifice in aesthetics for many objects including bikes, tables, and seating. The Tension Stool, however, finds that harmonious sweet spot between folding ability and style. Its minimal yet effective construction is at once sculptural and useful for supplementary seating that can be stowed away with a simple collapsing of its 3 legs. To get it out of the way, just slide it under the bed or sofa!

0 Designer: Dmitry Kirgizov

This Dresser is Hiding Something

This Dresser is Hiding Something

Like his Black Scars Cabinet, designer Alon Dodo’s Secret Dresser is a thought-provoking piece with a bit of mystery and dark playfulness. What appears to be a straightforward (albeit beautiful) mixed wood dresser holds a secret within the surface of its top. Hmmm.. .can you tell what it is?! Hit the jump to find out —>

0 Designer: Alon Dodo

From Flat to Flex

From Flat to Flex

At first glance, it might look super rigid… but take a seat and you’ll find the Flexi chair to be quite bum-friendly! Crafted from wood and aluminum, its seat flexes to the user’s unique body shape before popping back into place when they get up. It blurs the lines between what we think LOOKS comfortable and what IS comfortable.

0 Designer: Ariel Anisfeld

Squander-less Seating

Squander-less Seating

As you might’ve guessed from the name, the Economical Chair was designed to minimize industrial waste. The calculated design enables production of 4 chairs per 4′ X 8′ international standard plywood board with no losses! For its curved seat and back, mass production of these simple shaped standard chairs can be achieved through a plywood bending technique. The result is cool, clean, conscious style!

0 Designer: Seungji Mun

A Foldable Chair like never before

A Foldable Chair like never before

Now before you plop your tushie on this chair, let me warn you. It isn’t for sitting. But you can admire all you like. Maybe click a few selfies with it, if you’re into that kind of thing. Pop Up Furniture is an inspiring, interactive, and fun installation by Austrian visual designer Liddy Scheffknecht. It’s amazing how one can fit so much into a piece of corrugated cardboard so thin! What the heck, maybe I’ll click a couple of selfies with it too!

0 Designer: Liddy Scheffknecht

Mad About Modular

Mad About Modular

With the intention to put the user in charge, stimulate creativity and decrease “throwaway” mentality, this playful modular system will always find a way to fit into your life! Inspired by molecular structures and repeated elements, the system makes it possible to create an infinite variety of furniture or any other structure that comes to mind. Using just 3 intuitively linked parts, users can easily become the creator of their own furniture with their imagination at the wheel. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Christian Sjöström

Stitch Without the Kitsch

Stitch Without the Kitsch

The Stitch chair transforms a 2D single sheet of aluminum into 3D situational seating with a simplistic yet sophisticated system of folds and carefully placed cuts. Once the aluminum sheet has been shaped, soft felt is applied and held in place with vibrant stitching that adds a pop of color and warm, hand-crafted appeal in contrast with its stark shell. See it in the making after the jump!

0 Designer: Amir Elias

Organized Chaos in the Office

Organized Chaos in the Office

If you’re trying to figure out the pattern of the Ishi desk’s many legs… don’t waste your time! The algorithm: randomness. Unplanned is IN! First, points were randomly placed on the base, and then again on the underside plain of the surface. Wood rods were then connected to these points arbitrarily, forming the irregular base. Despite its slapdash aesthetic, the result is surprisingly sturdy!

0 Designer: Amitrani

A Modern Throne

A Modern Throne

Yo Ito’s Linito chair is imagined as a sort of modern “royal throne” for the everyday household. Its sharp geometries highlight the robust shape and material strength of the folded laser-cut steel sheets that form the chair and stool combination. The rigor of the metal is lightened and softened by a variety of colorful finishes and eco-friendly fabric cushions. Get it here!

0 Designer: Yu Ito for Formabilio

A Workspace Winner

A Workspace Winner

When it comes to desks, there’s a fine line between too little and too much. The latest design from Tommasco Guerra is a perfect example of that sweet spot! Simplistic, light, and minimal in form, it’s equally substantial in usable desk top space without an overwhelming footprint. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Tommaso Guerra

Them for Us

Them for Us

The latest addition to DesignByThem’s timber range, “Them Chair” is a modern interpretation of the enduring furniture designs of the 1960s. Though inspired by a time when furniture was built to last, it is constructed with the latest technology to reinterpret the design into a reduced form. Combining a classic aesthetic with sustainable living, it is constructed from dense FSC timber ensuring it stands the test of time. Better yet, it can be flat-packed and assembled by the user- functions to the global economy, yet uncommon in a product with this level of craftsmanship.

0 Designers: Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Change in Equilibrium

Change in Equilibrium

Inspired by the literary work of Paulo Coelho, the Animada chair is the sculptural genius of designer Eduardo Benamor Duarte that channels the animistic belief that every non-human form has a spiritual essence. The sequential array of identical ribs gradually rotate from each other to creates a visual illusion of changing shape. The resulting aesthetic is is at once animate with movement and suspended in equilibrium.

0 Designer: Eduardo Benamor Duarte

Meet, Llama

Meet, Llama

This clever coat rack provides a whimsical way to hang and store everything from jackets to umbrellas. Simple yet artistic, its slim profile and fun form make it a perfect entryway greeting piece. Dress it up or keep it naked!

0 Designer: André Simón Soneira