Furniture concepts by Lime Studio

Furniture concepts by Lime Studio

Lime Studio will be showcasing new designs at the Salone Satellite, Milan from 16th-21st April 2008. They will be showing a range of furniture that explores material and their usability in furniture. Some of the designs to be seen include a triangular coffee table series mixing ceramic and metal; a bench combining wood and marble; an oak desk with an 8mm top; and a wall leaning shelving unit using LG Hi Macs.

0 Designer: Lime Studio

Tree, Wood, Teeth And All

Tree, Wood, Teeth And All

In 2005 a mighty hurricane smashed into Sweden leveling forests and destroying the livelihood of local loggers. Many of the felled trees couldn’t be saved and were left to rot. As a testament to her father whom tried to fight the big corporations looking to cash in, designer Eveline Johansson used wood from the fallen trees to create a chair with no screws or glue and names it after him, Roger Sven Jorgen.

0 Designer: Evelina Johansson

Habitual Bedside Table

Habitual Bedside Table

The traditional bedside table doesn’t always fit how we spend the last few waking moments in bed but it’s not something we think about either. Designer Stephane de Sousa wanted to design a minimalist bedside table in powder coated steel to address what we really need – a waterproof surface, bookshelf, and a simple way to remember where you left off on last night’s reading.

0 Designer: Stephane de Sousa

A Very Sticky Chair

A Very Sticky Chair

Don’t worry glue is not the operative here. It’s called the Sticky Chair because well, it’s a bunch of sticks jutting out from cross center. Design Samwoong Lee intentions were to create a form that looked like active movement; an explosion from a center point creating new space by shooting in every direction.

0 Designer: Samwoong Lee

Spindly Legs

Spindly Legs

The Spinning Coffee Table is a misnomer since it’s the legs that actually spin. Designed to be fun yet functional, each leg is made of up blocks supported by a center rod. The blocks come in all sorts of colors and shapes. Make the table as high or low as you want. It’s totally eco-friendly too because it’s made of reclaimed materials like wood, plastic, and paper.

0 Designer: Hongtao Zhou

Picking This Apart

Picking This Apart

One tooth pick is nothing but hundreds of thousands combined and it becomes a marvelous piece of art. That’s because of a special characteristic we instinctually see – patterns. Wisteria was used to make this massive wood sculpture called Lune Blanche which means white moon.  All those toothpicks… my teeth and gums are actually scared right now.

0 Designer: Ah-young Yi

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