If you’ve ever been severely delayed at the airport then you’ll appreciate this clever folding floor mat! It’s called RESMO and was designed for airport operators to provide to tired travelers in the event of a delay. It can be unfolded into a variety of positions to lay down or sit and features a built-in shield to create a sense of privacy in otherwise public areas. Exactly what stressed passengers need to be happy campers!
Designer: Chien-Hui Ko
The Woodstick Sofa isn’t what you’d normally think of a sofa… or a bench for that matter! It’s a hybrid of both! Made of solid wood, it’s similar to a bench. Its shape and comfortability, however, were inspired by the internal framework of the average cushioned sofa and thanks to its highly developed hard maple slats, it’s just as comfortable! They’re rigid enough to support a person, yet just elastic enough to conform and flex to their body.
Designer: Give & Take
The Cork Stopper Table merges a unique joinery idea with high-end looks. Its construction consists of a glass top, 4 plywood clip legs, and a giant cork stopper to keep things snug. No glue, screws or hardware needed! It’s a beautiful showcase of a clever construction method and easy to put together in less than a minute.
Designer: Hyeonil Jeong
Sandro Lopez’s coffee table design combines curved, mirrored wood with free form glass to create an ethereal aesthetic without sacrificing practicality. Its a modern marriage of sculptural form and everyday function that makes it an understated and beautiful accent to any seating area.
Designer: Sandro Lopez
Take a little bit of Eames and mix it with a handful of harlequin and you’ve got yourself a “Tiles” chair! This innovative design is the fruit of rethinking fabric furniture. Each section is hinged together by a strong fabric as part of its construction. The unique structure gives the chair slight flexibility, allowing it to form gently to the user’s back. Functional and beautiful! Look closer to see if you can spy a hidden Escher-style illusion —>
Designer: Jonas Søndergaard Nielsen
At around 50,000 years old, ancient Kauri is the oldest wood in the world. Here it meets FiDU, currently the most innovative technology of flexible steel forming. Whether you’re into reclaimed rustic furniture or minimalistic modern, there’s no denying the appeal of this historical yet futuristic piece.
So maybe no one else will want to sit on your dirty clothes, but you can reward your bad behavior with the Martino Hamper! It’s a combination chair and laundry basket that is only usable when you’ve neglected your laundry duties. It’s a humorous exploration at impromptu design inspired by the fast paced furniture collage style of Martino Gamper.
Designer: Brandon Washington
Pop-art meets fantasy furniture design in this lighthearted seating installation appropriately named the Balloon Chair. Mounted on any wall, 10 bright balloons and one tufted leather seat give the illusion that you’re floating away in thin air. It’s the perfect place to daydream, find inspiration, or just let your imagination run wild!
The Tarta series of outdoor furniture is a clever combination of industrial design, art and technology that offers a contemporary look at transforming the virtual world into the real world! Inspiration for the chair and table was found in geometry consisting of multiple modules that remind of the diamond-shaped pixels of modern displays. These hexagons are matched to each and bent to become three dimensional, creating a texture by variable thickness that moves in space to create an enveloping seat and table top.
Designer: Roberto Paoli
If the Q1 lounge chair looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen its striking shell shape before… only in architecture, not furniture! Based on Richard Buckminster Fuller’s iconic spherical structure (most commonly used in geodesic domes), the form of the shell has a naturally high load carrying capacity despite being quite simple. Lucky for us, its spherical shape is a natural, comfy fit for the human body no matter which way you lounge! Own it HERE.
This is generation-next and we are on Web 2.0, if we can’t leverage our access to IT then we have no right to be here. This applies to every industry, especially design. Sure, you can walk over to Ikea and buy yet another generic table, and in another lifetime you can, from the comfort of your air-conditioned room, flick on the computer, key in some customized essentials and get a sexy, color-coordinated Cromatti home delivered for free!
Designers: Cromatti [ Buy it Here ]