Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities

Using the stories of their materials to create new and strong narratives, the M.&Mme series of cabinets aim to provide a functional and relational experience for the subject. The porthole and repurposed bankirai wood ship-plank doors give a nod to their watery roots and present a nostalgia toward their previous lives. Even if Spanish-Mediterranean isn’t your style, you’ll love the craftsmanship.

0 Designer: Valentin Loellman

Cow Table

Cow Table

I’m all for quirky design, especially when it’s inspired by something natural or animal. At first I thought this peculiar table, called Office, was feline-inspired- but come to find out, it’s a cow. I can’t say it would be my first choice for a desk, but I do like the clean and simple form. Hmmm… maybe with some refinement Chick-Fil-A would be interested. I hear their cows play tennis too.

0 Designer: Kevin Krumnikl

16.5 Lb Room

16.5 Lb Room

The Light-room is a conceptual interior that addresses the underestimated idea of lightness as a sustainable solution. Composed of materials such as kevlar, silk, aluminum, and woven dyneema, individual pieces were designed to reduce energy consumption during production and transport, and minimize the use of materials without sacrificing style.

0 Designer: Bram Greenen

A Chair for Clingy Lovers

A Chair for Clingy Lovers

If you’ve ever had someone sit in your lap, you know that 15 minutes is about the max your legs can handle. It’s really not fair. The Hug chair brings simple design and human gesture together for that extra time you want to sit with your significant other. When you’re away from your special someone the extra seat doubles as a convenient space, perfect for catching up on video chat.

0 Designer: Ilian Milinov

DIY Custom Shelving

DIY Custom Shelving

I wuvvv the practical design of this shelving system. The shelves of the S03 can be assembled to any size or combination to adapt to the desired space. For easy and cost-efficient transportation, the European beech components fit together snugly to create the smallest, most compact packing size possible.

0 Designer: Zhaolei

Moving Library

Moving Library

The Giro One is a shelf + side table stand, where you can flaunt your library, rest your coffee cup and show off your knick-knacks. I love the way you can interact with the modules by twirling them up and down the center axis, making it much easier to adjust the height to suit your style. Complimenting the design is a set of LED lamps at the top. It adds just the right amount of sophistication and functionality.

0 Designer: Juil Kim

That's a Really Low Table

That’s a Really Low Table

If you really like low profile tables, you’ll love the Lowbay by Han Koning. I’m actually very smitten with how it looks. There’s a simplicity in the design that I love and yet the exposed ridges of the table top lend confidence in the construction because you can see how he bent the layers of wood. It’s a “complex simplicity” if you will.  It’s 118×60 in size and technically a limited edition called “white”, although I don’t see anything white about it, except Mr. Koning… and his shirt… and his glasses.

0 Designer: Han Koning

A Chair With a Twist

A Chair With a Twist

This felt chair puts a new twist on sustainable ecodesign. The FF1 by designers James van Vossel and Tom de Vrieze at Fox and Freeze is comprised of only two components: one solid synthetic felt sheet and flax rope. The felt is coiled and recoiled to form the base, seat, and back while the flax rope holds the form and provides a nice finishing touch.  Aside from drilling holes there is no loss of material and the structure is completely self supporting. Total potential for DIY. Felt follows function in this symmetric yet asymmetric design.

0 Designers: James van Vossel & Tom de Vrieze

Moon Table Isn't Just for Looks

Moon Table Isn’t Just for Looks

The dining table is the hub of family life. The Moon table, inspired by Moon Type (an alternative to braille), was designed to encourage those who are blind or partially sighted to develop workable systems at the dinner table. Aluminum inlays map the essential paths, intersections, and spheres of use at a dining table. The integration of color and material contrast, edge tracking for navigation, and aluminum feet provide feedback when approached with a cane, make Moon 100% compliant with standard way-finding methods.

0 Designers: Various

Sit & Be Enlightened

Sit & Be Enlightened

The Satvic Lounge Series is an expression of pure equilibrium between mind & body, universe & self. Individual materials for each model carry a deep representation of the relationship between the user & their environment, e.g., the raw wood base met with the polycarbonate  seat represent the earth as being the only place a pure soul can be aware of it’s existence. I told you it was deep! The question to ask is not which one you like, but, which one you need.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

Not For Insectophobes

Not For Insectophobes

While visiting a natural history museum, designer Jingfeng Fang got inspired when admiring a piece of wood that had been devoured by worms. For this five drawer set  he used a drill to create a dynamic pattern imitating bug bites. I’m  not usually for something made to look “old”  or weathered  but this interesting and humorous design evokes the imagination of a past event with distinctive storytelling.

0 Designer: Jingfeng Fang

Rocker Stool Saves It's History

Rocker Stool Saves It’s History

The Rocker Stool by Hamish Tennent was designed to invoke a sense of play into it’s environment. The single slip cast ceramic exterior and cork cushion make for a simple and fun shape. Rocker Stool was designed to catch the viewer’s attention by shifting in the direction the last seated person leaned before standing, leaving the next user to ponder where the previous seater had ventured. The bottom of the inside is filled with black sand to aid in shifting and add stability.

0 Designer: Hamish Tennent

100% Cat Friendly Modular Bookshelf

100% Cat Friendly Modular Bookshelf

Okay cat people, here’s something fun for you well read feline lovin’ groupies. It’s a 100% Cat Friendly Modular Bookshelf, yes that’s 100%!  Cats like the highest spot from which to blueprint their mutiny. The video says it all. Don’t ever say we’re biased towards dogs.

0 Designer: Corentin Dombrecht