Some Serious Rocking

Some Serious Rocking

ID people love the tools afforded to them by today’s advance computers and software. They’re able to visualize products and test every nuance before manufacturing. Such is the case with the MORPHOGENESIS LOUNGE CHAIR and yes that’s all in caps because designer Timothy Schreiber wanted it that way.

0 Designer: Timothy Schreiber

Transformer Chair; More Than Meets The Eye...

Transformer Chair; More Than Meets The Eye…

When is a chair not a chair? When it’s a sofa, or a chaise of course. Well that is the idea behind this three-in-one design from newcomer Roel Verhagen-Kaptein. Roel’s take on modern seating just might have been inspired by those lovable, petrol blooded Cybertrons.

0 Designer: Roel Verhagen Kaptein

Design That Grows With You

Design That Grows With You

One of the biggest concerns for new parents in making any new purchase is whether or not a product will grow with their child. From clothing, to shoes, and even furniture, true value comes from any product that can last as long as possible. Double points are earned with parents when a design can also have multiple uses.

0 Designer: Frank & Stanimira Rafaschieri

When Is A Chair Not A Chair?

When Is A Chair Not A Chair?

This is more of an abstract concept hinging on art than a full on envisage of a real product. Dream Of A Toilet asks an interesting question about how we define objects by their function. We’ve given them all different names but what if somehow, someway we forgot what everything was called. All we knew was how to use it. Everything we sit on just because a seat regardless if it’s a lounge chair or toilet. Is this sense of design ubiquity ridiculous or as humans do we always have to categorize everything into further sub-catergories?

0 Designer: Min-Kyu An

Social Adaption Seating

Social Adaption Seating

So you spent a near fortune on a perfect sofa and coffee table for that great party you are going to throw, but true to human nature, most of your guest will invariably end up in or around the kitchen. They are, after all, only human and adapting to the fact that all the booze and grub is flowing from the kitchen area. It was this adaptive nature in all of us that inspired this social seating design by Tab Turnmire.

0 Designer: Tab Turnmire

Casual Corners

Casual Corners

Space savings and low visual impact is what’s for dinner with the “Kitchenette” dining table and chair set by designer Marta Antoszkiewicz. By repositioning the seating area to the rounded corners of the table, the designer has managed to neatly wrap the chairs around the soft square table design, making a solid block effect.

0 Designer: Marta Antoszkiewicz

Bedroom in a box

Bedroom in a box

Everything is more convenient when delivered in an all-inclusive box. the Bento Box, the Happy Meal by McDonalds, the iPhone, and now a bedroom. The “Casulo” by designers Marcel Krings and Sebastian Mühlhäuser is a neatly packed box with an entire bedroom suite ready to go. No tools needed and minor assembly required for this IKEA worthy design.

0 Designer: Marcel Krings & Sebastian Muhlhauser

Shed This Metal Coil...

Shed This Metal Coil…

We can all agree that art is mostly subjective. Industrial design is usually not spared the cynical judgement imposed on traditional art, but none the less, is subject to just as much criticism. Which brings me to this piece of “furniture”. It was virtually delivered to Yanko Design with the proper amount of artsy rhetoric, as well as being mysteriously named “Made by a Piece of Paper” by Jingjing Yao. My challenge as a writer for Yanko Design is to literally figure out what it is, does, function as or inspire us to do.

0 Designer: Jingjing Yao

The LEAN sitting machine

The LEAN sitting machine

A machine is defined as any apparatus of at least two parts working together to perform a particular task. The Lean Beach Chair by Trip Trap is about as simple and elegant as any machine gets. Designed by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen for ease of use, easy storage and portability, it’s a shame to cover this beautiful design with anyone’s gluteus maximus.

0 Designer: Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

Is This Chair Coming or Going?

Is This Chair Coming or Going?

The 3 Step Chair is an odd one. Looking at it side-on, you’d be hard pressed to figure out what’s happening. The 2 extra set of legs are supposed to confuse you, as if it’s in motion. It comes in a variety of shapes and configurations thanks to fiberglass and a production process called vacuum infusion. The end product is super light yet rigid enough to support a lot of weight.

0 Designer: Pinar Yar & Tugrul Govsa

It’s a Sofa, It’s a Wall…NO It’s a WALLFA

It’s a Sofa, It’s a Wall…NO It’s a WALLFA

Barcelonan designer, Jordi Canudas presented his new design WALLFA at the D3 Contest at the Imm Cologne 2008. WALLFA is a 2-sided piece of furniture that is both a wall and a sofa combined. WALLFA is made from a stretchy membrane type of material that allows the users the ability to sit on either side for simple relaxation or communicating with friends or co-workers. WALLFA is a fun and inviting design by Canudas.

0 Designer: Jordi Canudas

My Chair is Part of a Wonderland

My Chair is Part of a Wonderland

The garden is one place that seems to be designed for adults only. Contrary to belief, kids like the outdoors too so designer Simon Joyau created an origami inspired chair simply called the “Paper Chair”. Made entirely of recyclable plastics, the Paper Chair becomes a little rocker when tipped over – sort of an abstract horesy for your kids to enjoy. It’s just a concept but not anything far outside the realm of immediate possibility. I just hope an adult size version is made because I would love to have a few of them.

0 Designer: Simon Joyau

I Need More Surfaces

I Need More Surfaces

Here’s a simple but clever expandable coffee table. Two of the six sides of the cube are paneled. By flipping the cube over, you can unlock the panels to form an extension. Now you’ve got a longer coffee table! Perfect for seating too.

0 Designer: FurnID