The whole world is your sweet, sweet home! We love traveling! And we really know what it means when you have to spend 10 or 15 hours waiting on uncomfortable seats at the airport lounges, not being able to spread yourself comfortably on a sofa, and forget about that beloved rocking chair or comfy slippers you are used to enjoy at home so much. Being a passenger is a challenge.
Designer: Igor Gurovich
Take a close look and you’ll see the Stitched Chair looks like somebody upholstered the wood frame except there’s a problem with that presumption – there is no frame. The chair is actually made from high grade ballistic tech kevlar aramide fabric. The fiber is strong enough to support a person yet pliable enough to really “tailor” some unique forms. Who needs wood glue and nails when all you need is a needle and thread.
Designer: Henny van Nistelrooy
The Teacher’s Pet desk is designed to replace the desks you’ll find in most schools around the world – molded plywoods with aluminum supports. The problem is once those desks get vandalized or damaged, there’s no way to fix them without replacing the whole desk which is too costly. The Teacher’s Pet desk is made of components that can be individually ordered, repaired, replaced, and upgraded.
Designer: Katherine Fakonas
When I think of those grand libraries around the world, they all have one thing in common – books so high up you need ladders to get to them. The Ladder Shelf plays on that by bringing a little whimsicality to any bookshelf.
Designer: Gye-Won Na
There’s this preconceived notion that books have to be displayed on shelves, ala library style but our modern lives don’t exactly allow for large shelving units and so we find other creative solutions such as smaller floating shelves. “Book in a Chair” takes a similar approach by integrating slats inbetween seat cushions along a bench. That way, a good book or magazine is always within arm’s reach.
Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee
The design requires no filling material due to the structure of the felt material. However, collecting newspapers makes the news roll more comfortable and provides an incentive to reuse rather than recycle. The product is lightweight (without newspapers) and multi functional, with use as a mat, screen, stool and cushion, using 100% natural wool.
Designer: Andrew Millar
The stiletto heel, other wise known as the 3+ inch tapered peg has become synonymous with high fashion. That style awareness could be extended to furniture and thus you have the High Heel Stool which I like to call the stiletto stool. The cushioned seat is supported by an impression of one large high heel.
Designer: Alexandre Boucher
If you care about fashion, you either fit in the mass consumer market or demand brands that make a statement. Designer Fay Berry chose a very unique brand called Maharishi and created these steel military inspired hangers to extend the Maharishi brand experience further. Part of that was taking design right into the retail environment through fixtures and fittings.
Designer: Fay Berry
EU VEGN DAVO PIGNA is Rhaeto-Romanic and can be translated literally as “I am going behind the stove.” This expression is used when parting and means, “I am going home now.” The stove is an analogy for warmth and coziness. That’s the idea behind this bench/chaise lounge.
Designer: Annina Gaehwiler & Tina Stiger
No it’s not some diabolical machine aimed at enslaving the human race. It’s a chair, and a very comfy, cushy one too. The Trapped Chair keeps you locked down until it decides when to let you go. Until then, you’ll just have to given in and relax. Remember kids, resistance is futile. Just think of it as a really creepy hug from that kid everyone at school laughs at, but he means no harm.
Designer: Bas Kools
So you get a couple of interlocking pieces that stiffen at the pull of a wire cable. By manipulating the tension, you can make all kinds of crazy shapes strong enough to act as shelving, seating, or flooring. It’s a little blah looking but crafty people might enjoy decorating each slat, maybe to form a mural or to create random flowing patterns depending on the final form.
Designer: Reed Crawford