Louis XXI Table Makes A Social Statement

Louis XXI Table Makes A Social Statement

The Louis XXI coffee table follows the classic design lines prevalent during the time of Louis XVI but injects a bit of social rhetoric by inset, criss crossing grooves. A metaphor for the reconstruction of France after the fall of the treasonist King.

0 Designer: Francesco Cappuccio

A Bed That Grows With You

A Bed That Grows With You

Furniture fairs are a great place to check out new designs in home furnishings. They often push the boundaries of design making us rethink what is normal. Enter the winner of Stockholm’s Furniture Fair 2007 presented by Elle Interior.

0 Designer: Joel Hesselgren

The Magic Collection by Front Design Studio

The Magic Collection by Front Design Studio

Front’s new collection is magical. They have created design with impossible characteristics that seem to defy the laws of nature. Front collaborated with magicians and learned their secrets. In the Magic collection, design pieces are made to make other objects disappear, a lamp that levitates, a chair balances on one leg and a chest of drawers separates and floats away.

0 Designer: Front Design Studio

Ondine Bench, A Flowy One

Ondine Bench, A Flowy One

When we think of urban spaces, it’s often about efficiency. Beauty usually plays no role in the design so the Ondine Bench is a perculiar concept. The smooth organic shape can be created by combining identical modules and arranging them into a circle. They provide a fun way for people to sit – some higher, some lower.

0 Designer: Michael Bihain & Cedric Callewart

Myto - Cantilever Chair by Konstantin Grcic

Myto – Cantilever Chair by Konstantin Grcic

This pioneering design chair Myto was designed by Konstantin Grcic and developed in collaboration with the Italian furniture producer Plank and BASF. The chair is first of the kind made entirely from an advanced engineering plastic called UltradurĀ® High Speed which has an extraordinary flowability.

0 Designer: Konstantin Grcic [ Manufacturer: Plank ]

Cassina Prive Collection by Philippe Starck

Cassina Prive Collection by Philippe Starck

The starting point of the collection features the couple made up of chair and armchair: Caprice and Passion. Remembering the teaching of Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Philippe Starck has designed two compact wrap-around seats, two shells with sinuous profiles, welcoming and protective, whose clean-cut lines are to be topped with a gorgeous quilted cover, a mosaic of leather or fabric which seems to become an elegant and sophisticated gown.

0 Designer: Philippe Starck [ Manufacturer: Cassina ]

Lava Sofa - Upholstered Seating System by Studio Vertijet

Lava Sofa – Upholstered Seating System by Studio Vertijet

The visual language of the Lava upholstered seating system is reminiscent of gently flowing lava. The elements of the collection can be arranged loosely, according to individual ideas and requirements, and combined into a complex upholstered seating system. The generously designed elements can be arranged in playful ways: crosswise, parallel or stacked, with each variation appealing to the user’s imagination and creative joy.

0 Designer: Studio Vertijet [ Manufacturer: Cor ]

Kada - Multifunctional Table/Seat by Yves Behar

Kada – Multifunctional Table/Seat by Yves Behar

With a plain and functional appearance, the Kada multifunctional table/seat reflects the changing requirements of our modern lifestyle. Its design combines the technology and flexibility of contemporary living areas. The simple construction and assembly create an interesting contrast to its manifold functions. In everyday life, it can serve as a foldaway padded stool, as a side table or as an electrical control centre.

0 Designer: Yves Behar [ Manufacturer: Danese ]

B-flat Sofa by Andreas Reichert

B-flat Sofa by Andreas Reichert

The B-Flat sofa system is a piece of furniture with an innovative and functional design. It consists of individual sofas and various extension and corner elements, which can be freely combined. A distinct feature of the sofa are the low back cushions, which can easily be moved up or down the round guide rail to which they are attached.

0 Designer: Andreas Reichert [ Manufacturer: Leolux ]

Meltdown Chair, Perfect For Your Bum

Meltdown Chair, Perfect For Your Bum

Lets preface by saying DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Truth be told, as designers I’m sure we’ve done something similar. I remember burning foam just to watch it melt and sizzle into some unrecognizable blob. Tom Price’s Meltdown Chair takes it a step further.

0 Designer: Tom Price

Beehive Inspired Table, Sorry Honey Not Included

Beehive Inspired Table, Sorry Honey Not Included

Designer Hoon Roh (love the name) is one of those interesting designers that look to nature for inspiration in regard to design and function. One oft studied organism is the bee, moreover their unique honeycomb hives. Thru millions of years of evolution, nature has perfected a design language for the bee, creating chambers that provide optimum support while staying frugal on building material.

0 Designer: Hoon Roh

Simple As A Paper Plane

Simple As A Paper Plane

Who says folding-chairs have to be ugly? The Fuchs + Funke Studio created one that’s lightweight and fun to use. Looking like some weird polygon modeled pulled out of a 3D program, the Papton Chair is made entirely from one composite panel. In order to get the shape of a chair we all know and love, multiple folds had to be created. The end result is a design that’s both bold and graphic.

0 Designer: Fuchs + Funke Studio

Rockfusion by Arik Levy

Rockfusion by Arik Levy

Engineer, scientist, poet and the all-round charming Arik Levy, founding partner of Paris-based multi-disciplinary design lab LDesign, is one of the most innovative, versatile and sought-after designers in Europe. Using unconventional thinking and smart design processes, Arik has an ingenious knack for transforming everyday household objects into beautiful works of art.

0 Designer: Arik Levy