Unique Custom Furniture

Unique Custom Furniture

This collection of furniture by Jory Brigham combines high quality material and eye-catching style to form unique pieces that won’t soon be forgotten. My favorite: the Comfortable Silence bench, inspired by the simple beauty of nonverbal communication, features solid teak mixed with beautiful white or charcoal concrete in which your favorite plant or other item can be placed. I could sit on it and not talk for hours.

0 Designer: Jory Brigham

DIY, FLat-pack Bamboo and Glass

DIY, FLat-pack Bamboo and Glass

Gotta love this simple, flat-pack, DIY design by designer Tamara Petrovic. The Star Table is the result of a study in form triangulation and features light frame construction that consists of 4 thin planes that interlock to form a lightweight, strong and stable base.

0 Designer: Tamara Petrovic

Pet Stool, No I'm Serious

Pet Stool, No I’m Serious

Project “Pet Stool”, just a little something from Eyal Hirsh to bring a bit more joy and playfulness to our drab and stooless lives. The stool is made out of oak wood, solid yet a warm material. (HA!) The upholstered leg penetrates the seat  and just beckons to be played with. Inside that leg is a solid leg that keeps the stool stable. It’s humorous and I think quite comfortable to sit in. Not all furniture has to look like it came straight out of Dwell Design and no, that wasn’t a jab at Dwell. We love Dwell.

0 Designer: Eyal Hirsh

Perplexing Wall Clock

Perplexing Wall Clock

Using the same lenticular printing technology as many image-shifting postcards and “wiggle pictures,” the AM/PM Wall Clock by Studio Dreimann allows the viewer to read both AM and PM times by simply changing their viewing perspective. It may look like the most simple of clocks from a direct front view, but take a few steps to the side and with an illusion of depth you’ll see the numbers almost magically change to PM

0 Designer: Studio Dreimann

Simple and Timeless Furniture

Simple and Timeless Furniture

When it comes to furniture, I love pieces that are organic in form but sharp enough to fit into the starkest of spaces. This line of furniture by escapefromsofa achieves this balance through style characterized by simplicity, and natural shapes in warm walnut and oak. The bookshelf, stool, side table and chair each have clear Scandinavian influence expressed through phenomenal craftsmanship.

0 Designer: escapefromsofa design studio

Cradle for Adults

Cradle for Adults

Why should babies have all the fun? We all like to feel comfortable and secure. The Cradle  came out of research regarding children with RMD or rhythmic movement disorder. The chair provides a safe, relaxing environment for them to calm their senses but the solution seemed applicable to anyone looking to escape the rigors of a 9-5 life. The entire piece is flatpack ready and all materials are sourced from environmentally friendly resources, right down to the glue that binds the initial plywood layers.

0 Designers: Various

Not Your Mom's Shelf

Not Your Mom’s Shelf

Well, sort of. Latvian designer Arthur Analt’s Shelf WOW was inspired by the Latvian ethnographic symbol “mara,” a representation of the love and safety given by a mother- and just like “mara,” WOW will cradle and keep all your personal belongings safe-n-sound! The shelf is bent from a single, specially cut aluminum sheet and powder coated in a number of brilliant colors.

0 Designer: Arthur Analts

Comfort VS Trend

Comfort VS Trend

Simple curves & subtle movements are the philosophy behind this whimsical design by Dutch brand Lonc. The Seaser chair and Teaser stool were specifically designed to minimize effort & physical discomfort while avoiding trend, staying clear of style timelines but maintaining unchanging comfort quality. Upon sitting, the user will find that they are automatically put into an open & extroverted seating position as they are safely embraced by firm armrests. Lightweight & moveable, the design is also completely recyclable.

0 Designer: Lonc

Light as a Feather Shelving

Light as a Feather Shelving

Plyght is a clever shelving design by Joeri Reynaert that features a long, fluid bend on its wall side that not only stabilizes items but hides its fixture elements, giving the appearance that its thin body is floating effortlessly against the wall. To accent the the illusion, this functional prototype also integrates upwards and downwards lighting. Molded wood and 3D veneers give this modern presentation a retro feel that will fit nicely into both contemporary and classic settings.

0 Designer: Joeri Reynaert

Energizing Neighborhoods

Energizing Neighborhoods

How can design be used to change and improve perceptions about shared spaces? Project Energizing Neighborhoods is a strategic addition to a city’s ongoing narrative with its outdoor spaces, created by developing on the existing typology of a park bench. Now multi-functional, you can get your fitness on while you wait for the bus. The human generated power is stored to light the attached streetlamp.

0 Designer: Bharat Bhargava

Everything in Tandem

Everything in Tandem

Tandem is a storage space, a seat and a side table all at once. It just depends on how you use it. Multifunctional is the name of this game. Store your laptop, phone, books and magazines inside the cubby holes. A work top rotates 360º to become a quick workstation and use the whole thing as a stool too. Made of white oak, it imparts a sense of refinement. The wood isn’t heavily treated. The core however is made of aluminum to provide strength. Like it?

0 Designer: Geoffrey Graven

Agriculture Education Table

Agriculture Education Table

One good thing about growing up on a ranch is that I ended up with a bit of a green thumb, but even though I’m a big city kid now, I still appreciate the idea of growing my own food! Eat Play Grow is a “growing table” that promotes early education in growing vegetables & herbs from home. Fit with a watertight container for potting, storage for tools & seeds, & a chopping board surface, the table encourages interaction with plants & veggies from a young age & can even help picky eaters learn to love their veggies!

0 Designer: Ruth Vatcher

Avian Furniture

Avian Furniture

Giving a nod to its avian inspiration, the Airline Furniture collection of seating and shelving by Jeremy Heitz is constructed of used parts taken from various aircraft and reflects the shapes and sturdiness of the planes they came from. Here the HB-Table and HB-Shelf (named after the Swiss aircraft from which they were formed) are made from an adapted wing and accented with glass to make the rigid aircraft rib construction visible.

0 Designer: Jeremy Heitz