Minimal Rigid Desk

Minimal Rigid Desk

The first product available in the L&Z line, The Sinus Trestle, is a simple and smooth design who’s interesting shape still sets it apart from ordinary table designs. Each side of the base is made of a single piece of tubular steel that is bent into its static shape, making for a robust and fairly lightweight design that will blend effortlessly into both modern and classic settings. Hit the jump to catch it in the making!

0 Designer: L&Z

The Fontable

The Fontable

This new series of modular furniture by Alessandro Canepa & Andrea Paulicelli features alphanumeric elements A-Z and their lower case counterparts as well as 0-9 as the table top, making for a whimsical design with a pop art feel. The graphic 3 dimensional letters and numbers can be completely customized in color and finish, and users can select a single letter or personalized mix to spell out any combination imaginable. Eclectic and whimsical, this design is definitely for those wanting to make a big statement! Get it here!

0 Designers: Alessandro Canepa & Andrea Paulicelli

Simple Workstation That Looks Great Too

Simple Workstation That Looks Great Too

Aside from being just plain cute, Mobi is a also demonstration of how a desk can be adaptable & portable while occupying a minimal amount of space. The functional design has independent hinges for the top, base, and seat, allowing the desk to fold down to a fraction of its standing height. Perfect for small spaces, Mobi can be tucked away under the bed or in the closet until the user needs it, but even when it’s expanded the size is unobtrusive.

0 Designer: Peter Copenhaver

Smiling Stool Gives Hope

Smiling Stool Gives Hope

The Smile Stool is the result of a study on the declining Indonesian furniture industry, that in recent years has had incredible difficulty competing its handmade craftsmanship against China’s mass manufactured products. In addition, the more than 3500 Indonesian companies often end up with huge amounts of excess material that often ends up as firewood. Using the waste in the construction & streamlining a simple assembly process, this sustainable design gives hope to the industry & provides a solution for the survival of the local craftsman.

0 Designer: Fitorio Leksono

Ancient Puzzle Meets Modern Table

Ancient Puzzle Meets Modern Table

Inspired by Japanese puzzle games, this simple table solution, appropriately named JOIN, can be assembled in a matter of minutes (without any tools!) by linking its 3 oak legs into a combination devil’s knot. The untreated base supports a circular smoked glass top measuring 750mm in diameter and can be quickly disassembled for storage or shipment. A DIY flat-pack design that’s as easy as it is fun to put together.

0 Designer: Ding 3000

Leather Leftovers

Leather Leftovers

Pepe Heykoop’s Skin Collection of furniture is a response to the excessive 25-30% of leather waste produced by the furniture industry each year. The leftover scraps of material are hand stitched in seemingly random patterns over recycled old furniture,  producing a revitalized skin for objects that would otherwise become unused. Each piece of furniture is unique and the scraps very in size, color, and texture, ensuring that no two designs are exactly alike.

0 Designer: Pepe Heykoop

Gravity Defying Table

Gravity Defying Table

I love a design that makes you second-guess what you’re seeing. The Gravity Table by Simone Savini is one of those head-turning designs that will make a fantastic yet refined creative statement.  Its abrupt transparent feet give the illusion that it’s floating on air, while its ghostly minimal body makes it almost seem possible. A great conversation piece that only gets more fun after a few drinks.

0 Designer: Simone Savini

Custom IKEA Furniture... For Real

Custom IKEA Furniture… For Real

I have a loose no-IKEA rule at my home. It’s not that I don’t like some of the practical designs, I just cringe at the obviousness. Apparently I’m not the only one who shares this love/hate relationship! Mykea works together with designers and artists from around the globe to produce unique redesigns via graphic decals specifically molded for select IKEA models. The super easy-to-use site makes customizing your favorite pieces a cinch, and will leave you wondering, “why didn’t I think of that!”

0 Designer: Mykea

Enchanted Clothing Rack

Enchanted Clothing Rack

From the imagination of designer Albert Brogliato comes this unusual coat rack that references both the natural and fantasy worlds in the organic and abstract shapes hidden in its branches. Equipped with a curious hollow for stowing away items and interchangeable hangers of different colors, this design combines a touch of whimsy with clothes-hanging functionality to create an aesthetically charming piece sure to make a dramatic statement against any backdrop.

0 Designer: Albert Brogliato

Spontaneous Design

Spontaneous Design

This Log Chop Bench is a one-off piece defined by one very unconventional process (to say the least). Designers David Long & Antoine Morris avoided concrete blueprints & lent their ax, log, & minimal sketches to a professional Lumberjill (you heard me) who carved out seat spaces with surgical precision. The rough hollows were then clad in fine, hand-sewn upholstery by a motorcycle saddle maker. A little unorthodox, but pretty damn sexy.

0 Designers: David Long & Antoine Morris

Sculptural Impulse

Sculptural Impulse

The name may leave little to the imagination, but the beauty of the Curved Dovetail Console Table lies in the process. The intricate dovetail joinery and unpredictable curves that highlight this piece were achieved by designer Nico Yektai’s willingness to let spontaneity take over. Using only a rough 3D model for the general shape, Yektai hand-carved the joints, legs, before applying his unique clamp wood-bending process to the supporting structure, yielding a design that blurs the lines between designer and sculptor.

0 Designer: Nico Yektai

Farmpunk

Farmpunk

While I think industrial style is becoming a little played out (thanks to big nationwide retailers), I do appreciate an authentic reclaimed piece especially when it’s been sourced locally. The guys over at Unite Two Design have got it down! Using re-purposed materials, ranging from farmhouse beams to old machinery, the Farmpunk line of furniture is a modern twist on the style but also maintains a rough industrial charm unique to each piece.

0 Designer: Farmpunk

Remembrance

Remembrance

I have a strange pet peeve- I hate when people display things on top of their coffee tables. Doesn’t matter if its books, photo albums, or knickknacks… it drives me crazy. Problem solved! Ok, so maybe it’s not really a prob to anyone else, but it’s exactly why I appreciate Mitch Steinmetz’s Rememberance coffee table. Instead of acting as a medium for the user and their entertainment, it becomes the entertainment…

0 Designer: Mitch Steinmetz