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

Animorphia

Animorphia

Did you ever see the scene in Beetlejuice with those walking, crawling, creepy chairs? They were undeniably awesome. Well these pieces won’t follow you around trying to catch you, but they are the next best thing. Though inanimate and lifeless, the Animorphia collection by Toot Chen expresses the exact opposite by exploring the stretches of the imagination and drawing from the posture motions and natural interactions of animals. Awww, look at that cute family of wild side tables.

0 Designer: Toot Chen

A Handsome Chair

A Handsome Chair

Now THIS is a proper armchair. Designer Jonas Lindvall had softness in mind when he crafted this lightweight stackable. The seat, back, and armrest are made from a fiberglass/synthetic rubber composite and the legs are aluminum, making this piece 100% recyclable. With legs resembling equine-esque stockings and an elegant backrest to boot, this armchair concept is both practical and refined.

0 Designer: Jonas Lindvall for Johanson Design

Sit on Ten Legs

Sit on Ten Legs

I have a strange obsession with cuttlefish and it seems I’m not the only one fascinated by these creatures. The Sepii, named after the cuttlefish order sepiidae, is an ten-legged chair made from ash wood. Designed by K to N Studio in collab with Yoho, the chair is a gorgeous modern reference to its muse. Only three of the legs ever touch the ground at one time so feel free to “rock” it back and forth – perfect for my chair dancing routines. Yeah… I’ve choreographed chair dancing routines but I’ll save that for another post.

0 Designer: Kristian Lindhardt Nørhave for K to N Studio

Linear Harmony in a Chair

Linear Harmony in a Chair

The influence behind this royal thrown of neoplasticism was work by artist Piet Mondrian. Mondriz is the result of design team Dideia’s understanding that the line has almost become a work of art in itself. They have taken great veneration to ensure that no line was superfluous or misplaced, and the color chosen was in reverence of it’s inspiration. Mondriz verifies that linear, vertical and horizontal arrangement is inherently harmonious. It’s pure symmetry and powerful coloring make it an eye-catching addition to any space.

0 Designer: Dideia

Alternating Current Table

Alternating Current Table

Drawing inspiration from the steel lattice of electric transmission towers, the Pylone series of tables incorporates the interwoven support structure of an industrial icon into it’s robust design. The tinted glass top allows the viewer to catch a glimpse of the underlying sharp lines and abrupt connections that shape it’s bare-bones framework.

0 Designer: Linn Kandel

I'd Sit & Blow Bubbles All Day

I’d Sit & Blow Bubbles All Day

Few things make me all giddy inside like this chair. The symmetrical faces that make up the Random8′s octogonal form display a spectrum of colors that shimmer & change by interfering with light wavelengths passing through. Similar to iridescent bubbles, light is not only reflected, but refracted into a prismatic display of color that changes as the viewer’s perspective shifts.

0 Designer: David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud of Pitaya Design

Split Personalities

Split Personalities

There’s a natural human desire to forge ahead into the future but our ideals are shaped by the nostalgic past. Maak Creativity translates this dichotomy into a modern cabinet called DUO. The juxtaposition is played out in a modernist piece harboring an old cabinet. It’s slightly jarring to look at, but like someone with split personalities, you can’t help but look.

0 Designer: Maak Creativity