So maybe no one else will want to sit on your dirty clothes, but you can reward your bad behavior with the Martino Hamper! It’s a combination chair and laundry basket that is only usable when you’ve neglected your laundry duties. It’s a humorous exploration at impromptu design inspired by the fast paced furniture collage style of Martino Gamper.
Designer: Brandon Washington
Pop-art meets fantasy furniture design in this lighthearted seating installation appropriately named the Balloon Chair. Mounted on any wall, 10 bright balloons and one tufted leather seat give the illusion that you’re floating away in thin air. It’s the perfect place to daydream, find inspiration, or just let your imagination run wild!
The Tarta series of outdoor furniture is a clever combination of industrial design, art and technology that offers a contemporary look at transforming the virtual world into the real world! Inspiration for the chair and table was found in geometry consisting of multiple modules that remind of the diamond-shaped pixels of modern displays. These hexagons are matched to each and bent to become three dimensional, creating a texture by variable thickness that moves in space to create an enveloping seat and table top.
Designer: Roberto Paoli
If the Q1 lounge chair looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen its striking shell shape before… only in architecture, not furniture! Based on Richard Buckminster Fuller’s iconic spherical structure (most commonly used in geodesic domes), the form of the shell has a naturally high load carrying capacity despite being quite simple. Lucky for us, its spherical shape is a natural, comfy fit for the human body no matter which way you lounge! Own it HERE.
This is generation-next and we are on Web 2.0, if we can’t leverage our access to IT then we have no right to be here. This applies to every industry, especially design. Sure, you can walk over to Ikea and buy yet another generic table, and in another lifetime you can, from the comfort of your air-conditioned room, flick on the computer, key in some customized essentials and get a sexy, color-coordinated Cromatti home delivered for free!
Designers: Cromatti [ Buy it Here ]
From the maker of the Slate Mobile AirDesk (we’re obsessed with it) comes a big brother version called the SlatePro. It fits any size computer or laptop and has multiple display docks for all your phone or tablet devices too! The air vents provide constant cooling for your laptop and other tech products. Plus, it has a heavy duty mousepad that sits flush against the surface. There’s even a recessed cup holder to avoid any water damage to your devices!
Designer: Nathan Mummert
For the celebration of Hans Wegner’s 100th Anniversary, PP Mobler is launching 3 exclusive chairs as a tribute to the renowned designer. The first, called the Tub Chair, is a unique fusion where Wegner merged the new moulding plywood technique with upholstery and traditional woodwork. Its complexity is a brilliant example of the bold and pioneering experiments that Wegner conducted throughout his career.
Designer: Hans Wegner produced by PP Mobler
This simplistic coat rack consists of just 4 easily produced, basic part types which means it’s not only efficient to make but also to package. To keep it minimal, the hanging features double as an integral part of the construction, keeping its 3 posts in position without a center support. It’s purposely semi-finished, so the user can add their own touch with paint or wood stain!
Designer: Boyeon Oh
There is a scientific reason why the great masters ask you to sit in the lotus posture for meditation. It’s easier to get to the Zen moment and it does wonders for your spine. The Meditation Seat Ware is a step in this direction. To keep it as organic and Buddha-like, the designers have used bamboo sheets to give the definitive design. Like it, hate…let me know.
Designer: NANOIN Design
1 is no longer the loneliest number thanks to the “My Name Is” bean bag! Whether your bed is lonely or you just want a pal to rest on in front of the TV, this friendly human-shaped twist on the bean bag chair has comfort and cuddles to share. It’ll even hold your drink with its built-in cup holder! Name your new bestie by writing on the “My Name Is” label included on each design!
Designers: Eglė Stonkutė and Povilė Šlepetytė
They’re the latest handsome home furnishings from Chilean design studio Nueve. These floating shelves pair simple and functional geometries with contrasting colors and materials that give them a minimal yet fun aesthetic. Constructed in tepa, ulmo and lenga wood with iron sheet mounts, they’re easy to mount and perfectly sturdy for mounting on any wall.
Designer: Nueve Design Studio
The latest from Peter Dudas, this coffee table’s distinct shape gives the illusion of mass without the weight. The base is made of lightweight aluminum sheet, the top is solid glass and holding it all together are 4 metal brackets that not only make it easy to break down and transport but finish off its skeletal, industrial aesthetic.
Designer: Peter Dudas