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

Simplifying A Chair To Its Core Material

Simplifying A Chair To Its Core Material

For the most part, modern furniture design has looked for ways to take wood to as many different forms as possible so designer Richard Alex asked, can we go back? This chair clearly shows its source material, held together by a simple strap. Each log is actually from the same tree. If you were to stack them, they would all fit.

0 Designer: Richard Alex

Bookcase Into A Bed

Bookcase Into A Bed

With new houses getting smaller and space being at a premium one young designer has come up with the perfect solution. Designer Karen created a bookcase that transforms into a bed. A mattress stands upright in four bits and forms the bulk of the bookcase.

0 Designer: Karen Babel

Stacking Chairs Into Shelves

Stacking Chairs Into Shelves

The idea behind stacking chairs was a good one. They can neatly be stored away when not in use but the problem is they still take up space. This particular design by Jun Murakoshi creates another usable function by turning stacked chairs into shelving. The idea in this duality is if you’re going to take up space, might as well be useful and functional.

0 Designer: Jun Murakoshi

A Daybed With Danish And Arab Tendencies

A Daybed With Danish And Arab Tendencies

Dekka is a daybed where Danish and Arab design traditions blend to create a very unique piece of furniture. Dekka is a meeting between old handwork and industrial processing, between hard and soft, between light and shadow, between matte and shiny, between ornate and minimalism, between asymmetry and stringency, and between aesthetic and function. Whoa! That’s a lot of inbetweens.

0 Designer: FurnID

Graffiti Bench Brings Out The Designer In You

Graffiti Bench Brings Out The Designer In You

Now you can design your own bench! The bench is received by the user as a 4 feet x 8 feet sheet of plywood with its components milled out, but attached to each other by thin junctions. The designer paints the wood to decorate and seal the surfaces, cuts the junctions to separate the pieces, and then assembles the bench using the slot-together features.

0 Designer: Christopher Wong

Set Piece Chair Destined For Deserving Fame

Set Piece Chair Destined For Deserving Fame

The very engaging and ingenious Swede Peter Andersson has built up a worldwide reputation for creating pieces with a humorous twist. “A smile is the best feedback I can get for my work”, he says. An aspiration that no one could argue with. But this piece deserves more profound appreciation still. On first inspection, it appears like a perfectly functional easy chair – impeccably handcrafted in Tarsjo leather. But look a little further and its true excitement and originally is revealed.

0 Designer: Peter Andersson

Awesome Table Chair

Awesome Table Chair

Sometimes you need an extra chair and sometimes you need a table. These modern chairs can be either or depending on your needs. By simply pushing the two chairs together they transform into a table. Each chair has a notch to slide in one another. Now unused seating has some other place to go. When you’ve got visitors and need an extra chair or two you simply pull them apart. Tada, you got two chairs! This needs to show up at IKEA stat!

0 Designer: Joel Hesselgren

A Bigger Diamond For My Bum

A Bigger Diamond For My Bum

In South East Asia, gemstones not only mean wealth but also prosperity. Of course not everyone can afford a real diamond so Trimode Studio designed a very cool looking ottomon shaped like a diamond. This gives a sense of well being and preciousness to something that will mostly serve to rest people’s bums on.

0 Designer: Trimode Studio

Mother/Child Dining

Mother/Child Dining

This dining table for mother and child is based on the metaphor of the special intimate moment of feeding your child. This feeling goes much deeper then just giving food; mother and child are almost one, as with the umbilical cord before birth. In this way the furniture has to be one too.

0 Designer: Steenkamp Maartje

Puzzle Block Table

Puzzle Block Table

The Children’s Puzzle Table by Robin Dashnaw makes one of the simplest puzzle games and turns it into an engaging furniture piece. The mosaic-style puzzle table-top allows access to nine storage compartments. Easy slide mechanisms make it easy to see what’s in the table.

0 Designer: Robin Dashnaw