Walnut and Grass

Walnut and Grass

Designer Emily Wettstein uses reclaimed walnut and steel to craft this beautifully organic table. Love the rusted out legs juxtaposed by the lush planter. Not really my aesthetic but I appreciate the boldness. If I had one, I’d plant catnip and raise an army of cats.

0 Designer: Emily Wettstein

For Writers Who Cannot Paper Enough

For Writers Who Cannot Paper Enough

This design comes from the traditional Chinese form of calligraphy and painting – the scroll. It takes this scroll and uses the Involute curves to create a chair seat that provides both good elasticity and support. The seat piece is made of stainless steel or carbon fibre and extruded PC. This chair can be placed and used both indoors and outdoors, whichever you do so desire. Comes in a variety of colors (once it ends up being produced) – but for now, just two!

0 Designer: XU Gongwei

Coffee Table VS Surfboard Stand

Coffee Table VS Surfboard Stand

Behold! An odd combo. Occasionally we’re sent some work or we find some work by a designer or artist that has such a fabulous air about it that we’ve got to post more than one of their works (however disparate from one another) at a time. This is definitely one of those times. Take a look at these two works by Rob Davies of Thoughtwood Fine Furniture and tell us if these look similar to you – lemme give you a hint at their common denominator: quality.

0 Designer: Rob Davies of Thoughtwood Fine Furniture

Poetry in Surface

Poetry in Surface

Love for a design for such a specific purpose, that’s what I’ve got here. Designer Bradley L. Bowers found himself intrigued by the idea of a desk/surface as an artifact that engages and enlivens its environment. Should all desks and tables and such seek to activate the space they sit in? That’s a big question. What Bowers decided to do here is create a desk that’d alter the space it’s in: perception, interaction, and interpretation. This is a desk for writing haiku.

0 Designer: Bradley L. Bowers

My What Lovely Curves You Have

My What Lovely Curves You Have

I f*#&k*ng love this chair! The combination of ash and beech is artfully molded and sanded together to form an incredibly modern and organic piece. Are you kidding me? Look at it. Stare at it. If you don’t think this is gorgeous, something is seriously wrong with you. It’s so distinct. The whole look could be extrapolated into tables, shelves, maybe even a credenza. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim

Shelves Inside Shelves Inside Shelves

Shelves Inside Shelves Inside Shelves

Take a peek at this neato shelving arrangement. It’s made entirely out of wood, it looks totally nice, and it’s called “Dado.” Marc Haldermann of Dear Bird Design Products has taken the idea of modularity in shelving units and chopped it down to its essential elements, making a selection of box shelves and C-shelves fit precisely in a set of bigger boxes. How super neat! Then, to differentiate from the IKEA shelves (the ones I personally have in my living room), he added a bit of a stand below the whole construct.

0 Designer: Marc Haldermann of Dear Bird Design Products

Boat Sofa

Boat Sofa

The title says it all. You clever, clever designer. It’s obvious where the inspiration came from but the question is, does it float?  The answer, YES IT DOES. In case you’re caught in sudden flood, removing the cushions reveal a totally buoyant boat with real oars. Designer Bongyoel Yang says he designed it for the “Global Warming Generation.” Damn, it’s a cool concept with dire implications. I’m torn.

0 Designer: Bongyoel Yang

It Sat in Space!

It Sat in Space!

One extraterrestrial seat, that’s what we’ve got here. This is the “Oddbod Chair” by designer Javier Alejandre, a designer straight out of Madrid. This seat was selected to be shown at the Spanish Design Awards INJUVE 2010. In this chair Alejandre hopes to push the bounday between inert object and the outer limits of the imagination, especially along the lines of space exploration. Science fiction, futuristic, organic and lovely.

0 Designer: Javier Alejandre Design

A Little Mid-Century Mixed with Asian

A Little Mid-Century Mixed with Asian

This Basic Dining Chair is inspired by the Korean letter shape “Zi-Ut.” There’s a playful balance between traditional Asian forms and Dutch mid-century cues. There’s something Eames-ish about it too and it’s one of those chairs that looks good from every angle. Just check out that profile. Gorge!

0 Designer: Heera Jeong

Stainless Steel and Bronze

Stainless Steel and Bronze

Designer Dan McCabe describes his “Two Faced” coffee table as strikingly modern and I totally agree. The juxtaposition between the austere stainless steel and ornate silicon bronze frame is very unique. There’s something creepy about it. Can’t quite put my finger on it but it beckons to be touched. Color me impressed. 16″ H X 52″ W X 20″ D

0 Designer: Dan McCabe

Stacking with Age

Stacking with Age

As a child grows, so to their toes grows – so do their legs grows, and so do their torsos grows. As a child grows, a parent might mark their height up against the wall with their age written close by. It is the warmth and positivity that this activity provides that designer Ho-Chieh Hsu hopes to capture and re-present in a chair which can be raised and lowered upon application or subtraction of books.

0 Designer: Ho-Chieh Hsu

A Seat for All Cool Jazz Readers

A Seat for All Cool Jazz Readers

DEDE DextrousDesign you guys did it again! This time it’s a completely amazing two-in-one chair that not only allows you to sit, but it takes care of your books as well. How? There’s no shelves or anything! Ah, but there is. Right behind your butt. There you can slip in a magazine or two, or maybe even a short novel. Then if you’re reading something very interesting but must take a short snack break, you can use the gap under your forearm to hold your page. Glorious!

0 Designers: DEDE DextrousDesign

Slotted Table For Books

Slotted Table For Books

The Exhibi-Table for Library is quite a unique idea, it looks at dividing books and magazines in categories to be exhibited in their own select slot. So basically you can display a lot more books up front and provide space for readers to browse though the collection. I think it will work well in schools and maybe at book exhibitions and stalls.

0 Designers: Lu Chieh-Hua & Cheng Tzu-Hao