Light Under My Bottom, Light Under My Drink

Light Under My Bottom, Light Under My Drink

In an ideal world, we can touch any object in our environment to activate its inner-light. This will allow those of us who are night-owls to live in a well-lit workplace (or playplace) with light above us, below us, or all around us. When this day comes, it will be a magically all-lit fairyland of glee and friendship. Today we are one step closer to that dream with this light-seat-or-table from a mister Gilles Rivière, who names his light-tribution “Ti.Galet!”

0 Designer: Gilles Rivière and partners

Miesian Rocking

Miesian Rocking

Over the years we have been fascinated by the alternate takes on Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair. It never gets old, although it’s sometimes overused. It’s been too often “softened” by professional furniture designers who create safe versions for safe modern interiors. These we ignore. We are interested in the non-safe iterations.

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My Legs Don't Match

My Legs Don’t Match

It’s one part modern and 2 parts whimsical. The Flaque Table technically only has 3 legs, all with different shapes. It’s a bit kitsch but he sleek lines and elegant wooden table top brings it back on the side of modern. However just as it’s trying to look all serious in your room, “X” marks the spot in one of the corners, as if there’s treasure buried in that leg. Hmm, I wonder. . .

0 Designer: Luis Porem

Bends to Cushion Your Bum

Bends to Cushion Your Bum

The chair uses an molded aluminium frame to hold a stretchable fabric across the sitting surface, defined by injection molded plastic rims to sculpt the form. The fabric gives to the weight and shape of the person sitting to allow maximum comfort, hence doing away with upholstery to achieve a higher level of cushioning. The semi-transparent nature gives it visual interest. Of course that stiletto support in the rear is questionable. Still, it’s an interesting take on modern furniture design.

0 Designer: Abhijeet Kumar

Pool Party

Pool Party

UK based design firm, Freshwest have taken the meaning of pool table to an entirely new level – literally. Recently unveiled at London’s Design Week, “Pool Table” is a conceptual design that sparked both curiosity and humor from viewers at the show. “Pool Table is made from 50mm of acrylic that reflects light giving it a peculiar semblance of an actual swimming pool.

0 Designer: Freshwest Design

Da-Bloom Baby!

Da-Bloom Baby!

Multifunctional furniture is where it’s at. Something that can be used in several different functional ways to simplify or organize our lives and bring out the best in our imagination. Da-Bloom is by Korean designer Jin-Young Lee and imitates the motion of a blooming flower. Made from plywood and plastic, the table can be customized to your liking with just a few simple twists and turns. Use it as a chair and table or for the children to create an imaginary hide-out.

0 Designer: Jin-Young Lee

Thirty-Point Art Furniture for Children

Thirty-Point Art Furniture for Children

You all remember the ironing board that folds up into the closet, the seat that flattens into a painting, and the bathtub that doubles as an eggchair. Well, little Barry and little Michelle wanted some forward-thinking design ingenuity for themselves! My Deer are the wall herd that double as kid-size stools!

0 Designer: Jeroen Wesselink

Alien Inspiration

Alien Inspiration

In 1999, Lithuanian designer Jonas Jurgaitis was captured by aliens, upon his return to earth, he immediately began to sketch out a sofa design that he was told to pass along to us here on earth. Appearing more like dreadlocks cut from the head of The Predator, the sofa, is truly out of this world. Sure to get a second look, “Alien” the sofa, is a great contrast of molded polyurethane on a plywood frame combined with a hi-tech fabric.

0 Designer: Jonas Jurgaitis

Ultimate Suffering Over Spilt Soup

Ultimate Suffering Over Spilt Soup

Have you ever felt like the 80′s were over? Have you ever felt like those TV-trays you used were pretty excellent, but then again, pretty wobbly? Have you ever felt like you needed a giant retro-futuristic table chair in your home, but never had the courage to ask for it? Buck up, bucko, because Stefano Rubertelli has got what your chicken-noodle-craving, couch-potato self is sniffing for.

0 Designer: Stefano Rubertelli

Dulce Caramelo

Dulce Caramelo

Children love fun and colorful things to play on. They can sit for hours with one object as long as it is exciting and inviting. Caramelo chair is just that. Created by Mexican designer, Luis Luna, the Caramelo can be used both as a chair and a rocking chair with a simple change in position. Caramelo is a colorful and modern design that would look perfect in any child’s room.

0 Designer: Luis Luna

This is Where It's @

This is Where It’s @

The “@” is a continuous line that winds around in a circle to create the symbol. Imagine a chair with the same feeling of the continuous looping in 3D form that allows us to sit comfortably while enjoying the design. Award winning Australian designer, Brodie Neill, uses his creative twist in design concepts to create this modern and beautiful masterpiece.

0 Designer: Brodie Neil

For The Cardboard Lover

For The Cardboard Lover

No more pretending! Everyone knows that every person has used cardboard boxes for tables, chairs, shelves, tv stands, et-cetera. Tim Brown does not deny this. He makes it O.K. for everyone to keep a full house of cardboard goodness. Each Idea* product is a cardboard construction which opens and constructs into itself, creating the shelf or chair or whatever it says it is on the box. The box is what it is!

0 Designer: Tim Brown

I'm Your Venus

I’m Your Venus

Using recycled materials to be more kind to our earth is a good idea however the manufacturing process it takes to recycle these products are still using energy. What is the answer and how can we be more creative in the design process all the while creating sustainable products? Japanese designer, Tokujin Yoshioka has developed a process where he uses a fiber structure submerged in a water bath that encourages the growth of crystals.

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka