A Place To Hide

A Place To Hide

In general, furniture is off limits to kids and pets so we shoo them away when they try to build a little fort out of seat cushions or decide it’s their new hiding place. The Restor coffee table by Michael Laut provides plenty of surface area for table use and also includes a soft padded area below for children and pets. And hey, it’s also a great area to rest your feet.

0 Designer: Michael Laut

More Uses Than One

More Uses Than One

Designer Bram Woo likes to mess with you. No seriously, his designs always play with the notions of function and flexibility. He aims to provoke reactions by making pieces that can adapt to whatever space they’re in. Take for instance this piece from his latest collection, Novela. It’s a shelf with integrated table and seat. How in the world are you gonna use that in your home? Think about that!

0 Designer: Bram Woo

Moroso New York Store In All White

Moroso New York Store In All White

Moroso New York will be the first city exhibiting the final version of Tokujin’s Panna chair. The Moroso store at 146 Greene Street in New York is transformed into an ethereal, all-white environment. Tokujin Yoshioka has built an art installation which will show the development of his Panna Chair.

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Leave Your Mark

Leave Your Mark

Designer Teruhiro Yanagihara exhibits his new “Graffiti” products exploring the concept of “dirty”; a sofa that retains the marks when scratched. Not only may people leave their marks/memories on the surface of the sofa but may also erase them by ironing the cloth.

0 Designer: Teruhiro Yanagihara

It's Okay To Be A Habitual Popper

It’s Okay To Be A Habitual Popper

There was a time when I myself suffered from acute bubble wrap pop syndrome. Yes all the signs were there. Something about not stopping until every last bubble was popped. I grew out of that phase but for those whom still suffer, maybe the POMP coffee table is for you.

0 Designer: Herme Monica Garcia

Dune Formation Furnitures

Dune Formation Furnitures

Another day, another step towards global domination for the ubiquitous creative powerhouse that is Zaha Hadid. This time she’s presenting a new collection of works, Dune Formations, recently unveiled at the Venice Biennale and now showing at London’s David Gill Galleries.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher

Sitting On A Figure 8

Sitting On A Figure 8

The Huit Sofa is an unexpected loveseat. The continuous curve flows in a figure 8 so depending on your position, your point of view is never the same. The curve also flows at different heights creating a cascading effect and a wall that provides one end privacy from the other.

0 Designer: Emmanuel Laffon de Mazieres

Fully Loaded Chairs Now Available

Fully Loaded Chairs Now Available

Close to two years ago we published the Fully Loaded Chair, a chair made up of over 450 .12 gauge shotgun shells. Proud to announce they are available but get your hands on them quick as there is a limited run of 30 chairs. Please contact designer Alexander Reh for availability.

0 Designer: Alexander Reh

Interview With Yin Yang Furniture Designer Nicolas Thomkins

Interview With Yin Yang Furniture Designer Nicolas Thomkins

The graphic representation of Yin and Yang in the form of the Chinese Taiji symbol illustrates the dual principle of the Asian philosophy, according to which balance can only be obtained as harmony of opposing forces. The design of the Yin Yang chaise longue created by the Swiss designer Nicolas Thomkins draws on this philosophy and for that we interviewed him:

0 Designer: Nicolas Thomkins

Have It Both Ways

Have It Both Ways

Our living room changes as season changes. We add and remove objects from summer to winter to make our life more comfortable. Furniture can be part of the ritual: The WA chair is a two sided armchair designed to be used as furniture suitable for any season. The winter side is cozy and warm, made from a woolen textile. The summer side is a wooden frame with a light cotton textile stretched over it, inspired by a classic beach chair.

0 Designer: Karen Keidar

Cushion Cutouts

Cushion Cutouts

So here’s the idea, a set of 4 cushions designed to fit into one another. To maximize seating just spread them around the room. The hollowed spaced in between could be a makeshift fire pit or something. When additional beds are needed, just slide all the cushions together and BAM, instant bed. Almost as instant as Instant Noodles. I have no idea how that relates to this post.

0 Designer: Junya Mokubo

Chair Or Table

Chair Or Table

We’ve been seeing a lot of modular and dual function designs lately here at Yanko Design. It seems multipurpose furniture really is the trend of 2007. Take for instance the Tona Chair designed by Diego Gonazalez King. Its unorthodox shape serves a purpose, actually two purposes. Flipped one way, it’s a chair. Flip it again and it makes for a unique end table.

0 Designer: Diego Gonzalez King

Books To Go

Books To Go

A remedy for those who move home frequently, or those who live in open plan accommodation where the function of a room changes on a regular basis. With a few turns of the handle the books are clamped safely in the unit, which can then be wheeled to its destination.

0 Designer: Rose Cobb