The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection

I’m not talking about the song Kermit sings, but about the colorful design by Christian Flindt – Parts of a Rainbow. These modular stackable chairs were not created to just stack on top of each other, but were designed to stack sideways. By stacking them sideways, the chairs can then be used as a colorful bench. Parts of a Rainbow are certain to be the most admired and talked about item at your next friendly gathering.

0 Designer: Christian Flindt

Chubby Brothers Hidden Chairs Dining Table

Chubby Brothers Hidden Chairs Dining Table

Working in any kind of home or professional environment can be trying for a creative-oriented person, especially when essentials (such as a dining table, for instance) are needed for daily living. While even the wildest eccentric likes to sit down for a nice meal, afterward there’s still a bunch of goofy furniture sitting in the kitchen. What Brian Lee has made here is a definite score for those who wish to get the most out of their home or slightly public dining arena.

0 Designer: Brian Lee

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Consisting of 3 stools and a dining chair, the Shell seating group is designed by Sydney design group Nicholls-Scott. Looking as if they were pulled straight off of the bat-mobile, Shell furniture is made from 2.0mm sheet aluminum, which is then cut and molded for durability and strength. Nicholls-Scott design with the sole purpose of lessoning their environmental footprint and creating a more sustainable manufacturing process.

0 Designer: Nicholls+Scott Studio

Life's Achilles Heel in a Table

Life’s Achilles Heel in a Table

Life’s excesses fueled by today’s culture of acquiring more and more is a social challenge. Designer Shelly Shelly decided to make a social commentary about it in her Achilles Heel table. Playing with the idea of fragility, the design hides gaps and spaces waiting to be discovered and explored.

0 Designer: Shelly Shelly

Close Up Makes Me Jealous of Kids

Close Up Makes Me Jealous of Kids

Close Up blends a love of nature and art in an art-lab table that provides a collaborative learning experience by stimulating children’s curiosity when drawing. With pleasant organic qualities, this art-lab table has an inviting light feature that facilitates tracing, sketching and observation.

0 Designer: Carolina Peña Villarreal

Sitting On A Bird's Nest

Sitting On A Bird’s Nest

If you have an affinity for organic yet geometric shapes, this chair should tickle your fancy. The X Lounger is based on a single ray, traced along a periodic double curved surface. Its close resemblance to China’s Bird’s Nest Stadium is a testament to how smart and functional this form is. Strong yet flexible without looking harsh and man made.

0 Designer: Timothy Schreiber

Assemble and Sit

Assemble and Sit

Flat pack chairs aren’t anything new but this transparent plastic chair by Taiani Vincent uses no glue or nails. It’s just a matter of lining up notches from 3 separate pieces. Your body weight is the last component that adds stability to it. It may not be the most comfortable chair but a lot easier to haul around to activities like, waiting in line for the new iPhone.

0 Designer: Taiani Vincent

Worlds Longest Table for all Cultures

Worlds Longest Table for all Cultures

Architects always seem to be dreaming of the world’s tallest buildings, even though most people who’ve ever lived or worked in one will likely tell you they hate it. So it would not come as much of a surprise to learn that it is an architectural firm, UNStudio, behind the world’s longest table for all cultures. What is surprising however is that they managed to make it look quite down to earth considering its impressive dimensions.

0 Designer: UNStudio

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