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

When Molded Plywood Just Won't Do

When Molded Plywood Just Won’t Do

Visually, this chair by Kedar Naik seems like the perfect way to relax after a long day’s work. Its winding graceful lines seem to impose no constraints on the user’s body save its own natural form. That being said, the Glide chair’s only cited materials are aluminum and lacquered fiberglass, neither of which strike me as particularly comfortable. Perhaps this is a piece best put artfully in a corner and pointed to whenever one has guests.

0 Designer: Kedar Naik

More Chairs? No Problem. Let Me Fold Some Up.

More Chairs? No Problem. Let Me Fold Some Up.

The Biombo Chair is an idea whose simplicity makes it seem obvious. The wood chair, built over a hinged wood structure, when not in use is a folding screen (Biombo). The surface of the seat can be engraved with a graphic image that transforms it into a decorative object when folded flat. To turn it into a chair, you simply take it off and get all origami.

0 Designer: Daniel Milchtein Peltsverger

It's a Bathub. No it's a Chair. Wait What?

It’s a Bathub. No it’s a Chair. Wait What?

Lounge chairs and bathtubs have one thing in common, people relax in them. Beyond that the similarities end and you wouldn’t think it would be possible to fuse the two but designer Baek-Ki Kim has done just that. Seatub is a concept lounge chair, one that looks like your tub got up, walked thru a “shrink-er-rizer” and relocated in your living room. The inspiration behind it is abstract – the exploration of combining objects with different functions seems as distant as the old adage “apples and oranges”.

0 Designer: Baek-Ki Kim

Trigano Coffee Table, DO WANT!

Trigano Coffee Table, DO WANT!

The Trigano Coffee Table designed by Michael Laut is an architectural piece of modern living for any space. It is made with a large piece of acrylic bent 90 degrees, suspended in place by a wooden brace. The innovative and dramatic design provides for expansive foot-room as well as a striking visual statement.

0 Designer: Michael Laut

Stackable Seating made with Zero Defects

Stackable Seating made with Zero Defects

The Mebel furniture series has a set of stackable chairs made of molded wood or plastic. The ergonomic shape and portability make it ideal for hotel and office lobbies. What’s more, construction adheres to the six sigma philosophy, meaning zero defects – an idea I hope more furniture designers adopt.

0 Designer: Daniel Milchtein Peltsverger

A Seat for Meetings

A Seat for Meetings

Inspired by the mathematical harmony set out in Palladio’s own rules of architecture published in Quattro Libri Dell’Architecttura, La Rotonda is a table and chair set designed to recreate the perfect meeting place – a spot to exchange ideas, just like the famous monument it’s named after.

0 Designer: Andrea Di Filippo & Enrico Zanolla

Fold Magazine Racks

Fold Magazine Racks

Using bent, powder coated steel, Fold Magazine Racks emphasize the paper contents of a magazine. The shape is simple and lends well to its core function with a unique architectural element underscoring the design. I really like the simplicity and wouldn’t mind have all three colors in my home.

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert