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

Sit Down and Relax

Sit Down and Relax

Mention rocking chairs and thoughts of summer evenings on the porch and cold Mint Juleps might come to mind.  This rocking chair and loveseat from Wilson Scott, however, throws together polyurethane mesh, a cutout spherical shell and curved steel piping for a distinctly modern feel.  Don’t know about you, but I could definitely see getting down on one of these and grinding out 10 hours on Xbox Live.

0 Designer: Scott Wilson

iFreeze, You Freeze, We All Freeze for iFreeze

iFreeze, You Freeze, We All Freeze for iFreeze

iFreeze is a chair designed by Jitrin Jintaprecha that is based on an Arctic iceberg. With a light hidden in the arm rests, sitting in the iFreeze will give you a sense of calmness and “coolness” while imagining sitting atop an iceberg. The seat cushion and pillows are covered in Pasaya, a unique textile used in Thailand. iFreeze was selected as “2005 Hot One Hundred” by ELLE Decoration Thailand.

0 Designer: Jitrin Jintaprecha

Sweeping Your Junk Under the Table

Sweeping Your Junk Under the Table

This table by Quentin Vaulot and Luiza Barroso attempts to visualize the creative process as it progresses from chaos to order.  Designed for creative professionals to store materials, notes, and tools underneath, the top surface upsets our often too linear thinking.  Esoteric design concepts aside, the utility of the table’s network of caging just begs to be filled with a trove of modern gadgets, if not the tangle of cords that go with them.

0 Designer: Quentin Vaulot

Float on to Sleep

Float on to Sleep

This design was inspired after Max Longin, mathematician and designer, had been sitting on a suspension bridge and noticed the nice, calming movement the bridge produced-a perfect sensation to fall asleep to. Float is held in place by four stainless steel cords that are connected to a frame of wooden rods and steel bows which can support a weight of up to 2645 lbs.

0 Designer: Max Longin

Ladders in Home Libraries Done Right

Ladders in Home Libraries Done Right

If you’ve even been to any huge public or University library, you’ve probably seen shelves that seemingly climb to the ceiling with rail ladders the only way to get to the top. It’s a very learned look that I’d like to achieve but my house barely has any room for any of that. The Matching Tree furniture system is just my ticket.

0 Designer: Kuan-Sheng Wu

Bangin' Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

Bangin’ Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

The PodSpot is one large industrial sized speaker system designed for your wee iPod – or any other Mp3 player for that matter. It’s splash proof and designed to be rugged enough for outdoor events. Surprisingly it’s battery powered pushing a multitude of tweeters, horns and two 10″ subwoofers good enough for 24 hours. If the 115 db don’t attract enough attention, I’m sure the sight of 50 people dancing their asses off will.

0 Designer: Edelweiss Industrial Design

Funky Pants

Funky Pants

How about some custom made pants in your choice of color and wood, with some nice chrome legs, or chrome balls – casters my friends? Pants by Melia Design UK, creators of the orgasm table, is a funky, retro, underwear shaped coffee table sure to bring out the oohs and ahhs from anyone who sees it.

0 Designer: Melia Design UK