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

Books on Earthquakes...

Books on Earthquakes…

If Barbie’s Dreamhouse had to suffer through an earthquake, what might her bookshelf end up looking like? That must have been on the minds of Swedish designers Smånsk. They showed a prototype of their Skew bookcase at the Greenhouse young designers showcase at the Stockholm Furniture Fair last month. Up until recently, an image of stability and order, bookshelves seem to be the muse for ever increasing wacky designs by product designers the world over.

0 Designer: Smansk

Lean and Clean Balancing Machine

Lean and Clean Balancing Machine

If you are like me and live in a place that has pressed dirt for walls (a.k.a. dry wall), the idea of hanging art, window shades or especially a book shelf, is not only an engineering feat in itself, but also a serious anxiety inducer. These types of walls seem to crumble at the very idea of being punctured by a screw, nail or dirty look. In a perfect world, all walls would be made from super durable, screw loving materials.

0 Designer: Denis Oh

Wonka Seat

Wonka Seat

The word luxury is more a fluid concept than some absolute definition. My definition of luxury will most probably differ completely from that of say an Inuit Tribesman living above the arctic circle. We are used to seeing some luxurious elements mixed together, but only in our general idea of proper context. eg., a Cadillac interior would have associative luxurious elements such as rich wood, hand stitched leather and polished metals.

0 Designer: Adele Rotella

Desktop/Laptop Desk for Giant Freaks

Desktop/Laptop Desk for Giant Freaks

As concepts go, most designs stand on their own merit and need nothing else to exist for them to hopefully one day go into production. Then there are the more rare concept designs that are completely dependent on yet other concepts to be created in order for the first to exist. Got that? So now that we got that out of the way, check out the “DesCom” by Sung-kyu Nam. Completely dependent on the existence of a giant Samsung media centric laptop computer, this desk beautifully and simply integrates the computer (almost) seamlessly into the desktop surface.

0 Designer: Sung-kyu Nam