High-atop My PoeTree

High-atop My PoeTree

Designer Frédéric Battle (awesome last name) wants us to slow down and enjoy life. His PoeTree concept is a chair you suspend on your favorite tree – the taller the better – and utilizes a system of cables and pulleys to hull you up slowly. The contraption has a 3-point seat belt and nothing on the system harms the tree in any way, unless you plan on going up wildly swinging a chainsaw.

0 Designer: Frédéric Battle

Ooo You Spindley Legs You

Ooo You Spindley Legs You

The Q.T. table embodies craft values with a contemporary twist. It is a response to a gap in the high-end furniture market for a quality, medium sized wooden coffee table. The concept was based on extensive turning and material experimentation. The tradition of using turned legs in furniture has been updated by contrasting pale lime against darker European Oak. The table balances craftsmanship, materiality, and quality against those of eclecticism and innovation.

0 Designer: Elizabeth McKenzie

Reverso

Reverso

This range of multifunctional occasional tables eschews the usual the 4 legs for panels of 3 with the main support structure highlighted in bright red. The design allows free-from arrangement. Turn them on their sides to create whole new spaces and configurations. If you don’t move them around, you could potentially used the red support leg as a cool asymmetrical book shelf.

0 Designer: Cédric Ragot

Tired Chair Design

Tired Chair Design

I just saw the Pixar movie “Wall*E” the other evening and I will state for the record that it was amazing. In the film, our near future world has becomes unlivable due to mass consumption and no place to put our mountains of garbage. The hero of the film (Wall*E) is programmed to help clean up Earth and has labored for hundreds of years compacting trash and stacking into giant towers.

0 Designer: Carl Menary

Really Easy Install Twist Chair

Really Easy Install Twist Chair

I’m going to imagine I have a huge house with an expansive yard and every big yard needs seating, so instead of the normal 4 legs that make up a chair, I get the Twist, a chair with a corkscrew base. Yes, just twist it down into the ground until it’s stable and sit at your heart’s content. Sure it’s a little impractical but have a sense of humor will ya? Just be careful not to spin in it or you’ll end up in China.

0 Designer: Nick Ross

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Not too long ago while shopping for a credenza, I was torn between wood and metal. I wanted the luxury of wood but the performance of metal made much more sense. Designer Daniel Enoksson has created furniture with both personalities called Pieces. Made from pine, MDF, and steel, these stools and benches play up the contrast between all the materials while maintaining their core functionality. I must have the biggest one for my studio.

0 Designer: Daniel Enoksson

Kids need to get higher

Kids need to get higher

In the very profitable world of human adolescent development, most focus is put on more cerebral pursuits. Aside from braces or the occasional nose job, not much attention is given to their physical development (no Michael Jackson jokes please). The “Perch” desk and chair design came to be after the result of a two year research MA in Industrial Design with the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland by Simon Dennehy.

0 Designer: Simon Dennehy

Fastest Desktop Ever

Fastest Desktop Ever

Stand back everyone this desk is about to make the jump to light speed. Or so goes the intention of this angular desk design by KINZO :: ARCHITECTURE called “Kinzo Air”. Inspired by space shuttles, imperial cruisers, stealth fighters, right angles and pretty much any sharp edge. Sit back, put your feet up and pretend to destroy someone’s home planet…or really do it, I don’t care.

0 Architect: Kinzo

Cylons Love This Chair

Cylons Love This Chair

SIX is an architecturally inspired side chair manufactured from specially produced honeycomb composite and 4mm steel wire. The design pays homage to the striking aesthetic born from the functional design of industrial structures (think Eiffel tower) and light and space. Shown here in chrome with clear panels, a wide variety of color options for the frame and a selection of standard and metallic tints for the panels. The chair also features a detachable light that illuminates the honeycomb seat (Cylons!), creating a funky and unique lighting effect.

0 Designer: Ian Giles Mason

Fabric Stretch Over Frame

Fabric Stretch Over Frame

Abraham is a rocking chair that delivers the ultimate in comfort. The idea was to create a piece of relaxing furniture that would look as good as it feels – a rocking chair with flowing lines and an inherent sense of harmony. To achieve this, designer Patrick Frey covered a contoured tubular steel frame with stretch fabric.

0 Designer: Patrick Frey

The Cootie Catcher. I'm For Serious Ya'll

The Cootie Catcher. I’m For Serious Ya’ll

Inspired by a popular origami game, designer Vivien Mullter created the cootie catcher (yes you read right) or fortune teller (coin-coin in French, it also means corner-corner). It’s made of 2 basic parts, 4 sections of 8 in aluminum pieces fixed together with nuts and bolts.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

Collapsible Shelves For The Unorganized and Cheap

Collapsible Shelves For The Unorganized and Cheap

PLoP! is a storage shelving system designed for nomadic students on budget. Made from eco-friendly corrugated board, PLoP! weighs a mere 1.8kg and is collapsible, so students can easily carry it home with them, even on the public transport. Once at home, they simply have to remove the packaging, ‘plop’ it open, affix its backing supports and be prepared to be wowed as this humble material of a furniture holds the weight of dozens of books and objects.

0 Designer: Joyce Hong

Bipolar Table

Bipolar Table

Ok couch potatoes, this one is NOT for you. As if surfing for free porn on the web and flipping through hundreds of channels on TV were not tiring enough, now we are expected to do push ups just to bring food as close to my face as possible. This table design by Chris Murphy called “Push Up Table” just may be attractive enough to warrant the extra effort it takes to adjust the height.

0 Designer: Chris Murphy