I'd never get out of bed...

I’d never get out of bed…

Hi-Can stands for High fidelity Canopy, suggesting a new and contemporary interpretation of the classic canopy bed that recreates our most intimate and protective space inside the bedroom. Inside Hi-Can users will be so immersed in the sound and imagery of everything from their favorite TV shows to video games.

0 Designer: Think Future Design

A Rocking Horse With Roots

A Rocking Horse With Roots

Sitting itself is kinda boring, but design shouldn’t be… it should be fun! That’s the philosophy behind this modern interpretation of the classic Panton chair. To  preserving the timeless character of the chair, the designers have avoided decorating it arbitrarily. The chair becomes an integral part of the design, as it would have been intended as a rocking horse by Panton in 1959. Original materials of the chair combined with locally grown wood, (in contrast to the dark fabric & metal) communicate elegance & lightness.

0 Designers: Various

Looking Forward to Summer Style

Looking Forward to Summer Style

Winter just started, but now’s a gooda’ time as any to start daydreaming about warmer weather! Let the Yellow Summer series of table and chairs inspire your imagination. Made of galvanized steel and seaworthy fabric-clad cushions, the design is weatherproof for outdoor use. In sunshine yellow, it’s easy to imagine yourself enjoying lemonade, watermelon and fresh flowers ’round the table with friends!

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

Sculptural Seating

Sculptural Seating

Influenced by Noguchi’s philosophy in which “everything is sculpture,” the Poise chair inspires the user to see what they’d like in its abstract form. With natural, flowing curves and refined materials of solid oak and genuine kudu leather, the chair’s design embodies the word, poise.

0 Designer: Louw Roets

The desk you didn't know you needed.

The desk you didn’t know you needed.

Sorry, I’m about to spoil your mind… Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, work from home-er, or really just anybody who owns a laptop… you gotta have the Slate Mobile AirDesk! It’s not only the comfiest way to do lap work, but the most effective in preventing your computer (and you) from getting too hot. There’s even a mousepad and place to dock your phone. DO WANT! Now check out the vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Nathan Mummert

New Mid-Century Done Right

New Mid-Century Done Right

The Avsnitt Armchair & Trestles are the outcome of an exercise in developing a construction where an entire piece can be produced using the same oval section throughout the design. The result is a simplistic yet polished aesthetic with clear 1960s Scandinavian inspiration. With the exception of the single joint in the back leg, each piece is joined using a series of housings, which are held in place using a single dowel. The progressive line is ideal for large-scale batch production due to the nature of the single piece construction.

0 Designer: Sam Greig

Twist it Table

Twist it Table

Christian Reyes’ Giros table is characterized by a warm, simplistic aesthetic mixed with a subtle, customizable burst of color. The table’s central stem is threaded, making it possible to raise the two nested surfaces simply by rotating them. The user can place belongings on either surface, or collapse the levels altogether depending on needs of the moment. Easy to construct and even easier to operate, the Giros table finds harmony in minimal construction and versatile functionality.

0 Designer: Cristian Reyes

Part Table, Part Planter

Part Table, Part Planter

The Treeangle Table’s artificial stone base extends through its walnut top, stabilizing the surface and creating a unique visual quality that mimics the form of a forest canopy. Accentuating the organic shape, the top section is hollow, making it the perfect place for a small plant. It’s a clean, modern interpretation of the stump base coffee table!

0 Designer: Anna Strupinkskaya

The Growing Bookshelf

The Growing Bookshelf

The REK Bookcase Junior was designed to grow with your little tot! The 5 part system utilizes a unique S-shape design that makes it easy to shift without disassembly.  Composed of poplar plywood, it’s also lightweight. Each section can be pushed together or pulled apart according to shelving need and spatial requirements. As the child’s book collection grows, so does REK! Get it here!

0 Designer: Reinier de Jong

Remembering Fukushima

Remembering Fukushima

The Unusual Chair by Japanese design firm h220430 is an expression of the current state of fragility the region is experiencing due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Though it has been 2 years since the disaster & things appear to be normal, the reality of the condition is far from it. The chair aims to reflect this abnormality in its missing leg, which viewers might overlook without closer examination. It’s a subtle & thoughtful reminder that the existence of danger is ever present despite our attempts to ignore it.

0 Designer: h220430

3D to 2D Seating in Seconds

3D to 2D Seating in Seconds

In just a few simple movements, the Sedia3 chair can be transforms from 3D to 2D for easy storage, portability, and space-saving. Lifting the seat surface from the rear and pushing it towards the front releases the legs and the central crosspieces. Then, the chair can be folded flat. No tools are required! This versatile design is composed of wood with the exception of the rear metallic pivot pin and hook that makes it possible to hang on the wall, completely out of the way.

0 Designer: DORODESIGN

Shelves of a Feather Flock Together

Shelves of a Feather Flock Together

Peliships earn their namesake from two nautical inspirations: water vessels and pelicans. Each of these wall mounted ledges take the form of a ship’s hull, but together they’re reminiscent of a flock of birds carrying your favorite things! Available in 3 sizes, in either maple or walnut, their subtle nautical aesthetic is the perfect compliment to the beach house or seaside studio. Get ‘em here!

0 Designer: David Hsu

Forget the Beanbag, Meet the Greenbag!

Forget the Beanbag, Meet the Greenbag!

The PP Capsule is a distant relative of the beanbag chair that is composed entirely of post-consumer materials. The lightweight yet durable outer later is made with recycled polyester, the most sustainable synthetic fiber on the market. As for the inside, each capsule uses 4000 standard PP plastic bottle caps chopped into small pieces before filling the chair. Best of all, this eco-concious design can be produced by local enterprises, seamstresses, & craftsman by using 2 materials that are found worldwide!

0 Designer: KaCaMa Design Lab