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

Wilsonart Chair

Wilsonart Chair

Wilsonart today named Eric MacDonald as the winner of its 2008 Wilsonart® Challenges… student design scholarship competition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). MacDonald’s winning entry adapts a simple shape into new dimensions.

0 Designer: Eric MacDonald

Anxiety free Musical Furniture

Anxiety free Musical Furniture

Here is a coffee table design that literally marches to the beat of a different drummer. Tor Clausen makes these musical coffee tables dubbed “Musical Rumba Series” in his studio in Olympia, Washington. Custom design your own personal drum table with interchangeable and rearrangeable percussion inserts that make any late night party, that much more special for your downstairs neighbor.

0 Designer: Tor Clausen

For Ladies Who Lunch and Metrosexuals Too

For Ladies Who Lunch and Metrosexuals Too

I carry a man bag, murse, messenger bag or whatever else you wanna call it. I eat out a lot and it’s always a chore to find a space for my bag. Usually I just commondere a neighboring chair but that can get complicated if I’m with people whom all carry bags too. Thats why this Chair & Hanger concept is just aces.

0 Designer: Hyuh-Jin Lee

Think Stink!

Think Stink!

Where there once was a tree, there is now a coffee table.. take that nature! Paying homage to or simply mocking nature’s grandeur, the “Stink Tree” coffee table by Dylan Gold is a beautifully crafted furnishing inspired by the silhouette of the Tree-of-heaven, also known as ailanthus, Chinese sumac, stinking shumac or simply, the “Stink Tree.”

0 Designer: Dylan Gold

Rox Bench

Rox Bench

For those of you who live in houses with restricted gardens where space saving furniture is paramount the Rox bench could be the solution for you. In the winter the unit collapses down into a storage unit where you can keep garden tools, children’s toys, etc. In the summer it opens out into a 3 seater bench and has two accompanying tables. Another feature is the built in solar lights, creating a cool night time effect.

0 Designer: David Andrew Bottom

Up Top Or Bottom?

Up Top Or Bottom?

The Daydream table looks like an ordinary shabby chic coffee table but it hides multiple trap doors for included vases that can go on top or down below – depending on your needs. Nothing I dislike more than being lazy on a Sunday afternoon on my couch with a bunch of vases blocking my view. Instead of angrily pushing them all to the floor, now they’re neatly tucked away. Out of sight, out of mind.

0 Designer: Yu Zhao