Shades of Surreality

Shades of Surreality

Are your objects of tactile reality not quite giving you enough depth, dimension and shading? Neither are mine and thankfully Swedish designers Front are exhibiting their “Shade” project at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this years Milan furniture fair. Using standard silhouettes of common household items and shading them as if on paper, the designer states his intriguing designs are “like materialized illustrations.”

0 Designer: Front Design Studio

More Ways To Store A Magazine

More Ways To Store A Magazine

After the “Habitual Bedside Table” presented by Yanko design in March – readers questioned its usefulness in contemporary interiors since not everyone reads bedside. Optionally here’s its sister; a reversible magazine rack in powder coated steel. The side used depends on your reading/living habits. The great thing about this design is how you can get so many different ways to hold a magazine or book using only two simple adjoined shapes.

0 Designer: Stephane de Sousa

Check Out the Rims on That Table

Check Out the Rims on That Table

OK, wait a minute. Rims on a table? Well, if you are Beth Fuller, then yes! Fuller has taken objects from the streets of New York Cities’ junkyards, and created beautiful recycled objects. All materials used in the creation of the “Junkture Table” are sustainable. They are found locally, and are either 99%-100% recycled. With the imagination of Beth Fuller, “Beautiful things CAN be made from junk”.

0 Designer: Beth Fuller

Being Incomplet

Being Incomplet

No that isn’t a mispelling, just an intentional act to drop the ‘e’, reinforcing the idea of a chair and table existing together as one because separately they are incomplete. This point of tension is explored by forcing one’s function to work by embracing the other. In this way, this chair can be a table and vice versa.

0 Designer: Melvin Ong

Loopty Loop Loopita

Loopty Loop Loopita

Update: Back in July 2007 we published a concept furniture called “Loopita” which we knew was going to be an instant hit. We been informed now that it is finally going into production! Congrats to Victor for making it happen.

0 Designer: Victor Aleman

Who you gonna call? GHOST Chair!

Who you gonna call? GHOST Chair!

When there is something strange, and it don’t look good…Don’t blame Dutch design studio DRIFT. Their wizards Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn have conjured up some pretty attractive spirits and eternally captured them for you to sit your rear on. The “GHOST” chair is “a futuristic concept of a chair, 3-dimensionally captured within the boundaries of reality.”

0 Designer: Ralph Nauta

A Chair For All Occassions

A Chair For All Occassions

The Hybrid chair may be used as a dining chair, a stool, an ottoman or lined up together – a bench. It consists of 2 components, a base and a back, plus some supplied stainless steel hardware items. With the back in place, you’ve got yourself a dining chair. Removing it produces a stool or an ottoman. Multiple ottomans can be linked together to form a bench of any desired length.

0 Designer: Martin Davis

This Chair Demands Rocking

This Chair Demands Rocking

If we’ve seen one rocking chair concept, we’ve seen them all – they all literally rock. So what’s different about the CNC Rocking Chair? First off, its design almost begs to be rocked. Those two ellipticals look like they’d be a ton of fun.

0 Designer: Hongtao Zhou

Plush Pixels

Plush Pixels

It is strange to think that not too long ago there were no such things as pixels. Before the invention of photography, artificial pixels (short for PICture ELements)simply did not exist. It wasn’t until the personal computer hit the mainstream did the word “pixel” become widely known outside of geeks, video/photographers and the CIA.

0 Designer: Christian Zuzunaga

Houston, we have storage!

Houston, we have storage!

Ok, I will try to avoid the obvious puns like, “this cabinet sure is out of this world!” or “hey, my furniture just mooned me…” but this design by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO is one heavenly creation. D’oh! I just did it, damn! Created using ecologically safe paint (ELI ecolightinside), this “Fullmoon” sideboard furniture has the ability to “create special effects” in the dark.

0 Designer: Sotirios Papadopoulos

Design For Communication

Design For Communication

Design at its core has always been the exploration of spacial reference that may bring harmony or solutions to problems. The Dialogue/Monologue concept takes it a step further by focusing on the communicative aspect of design.

0 Designer: Sylvain Favardin & Ludmila Korenarova

Slide of Hand Living

Slide of Hand Living

How many times has this happened to you? You are in your living room with a stripper giving you a table top dance, when inspiration hits you! What would be better than one stripper dancing on your coffee table? Of course, two! Unlike your rented guest, not all things in life are flexible enough to change with your moods or needs. Designer John Truex clearly feels my pain and thinks life’s objects  should be more adaptable.

0 Designer: John Truex

There is fungus among us...

There is fungus among us…

Once again we ventured down the rabbit hole of design and stumbled upon this interesting Wonderland inspiration called “Fungus Chair” by China’s Mad Hatters, MAD Design. Architect Ma Yansong, designed this public seating area for MAD as part of a public art project at the Zhangjiang business park in Pudong, Shanghai.

0 Architect: MAD Studio