Enchanted Clothing Rack

Enchanted Clothing Rack

From the imagination of designer Albert Brogliato comes this unusual coat rack that references both the natural and fantasy worlds in the organic and abstract shapes hidden in its branches. Equipped with a curious hollow for stowing away items and interchangeable hangers of different colors, this design combines a touch of whimsy with clothes-hanging functionality to create an aesthetically charming piece sure to make a dramatic statement against any backdrop.

0 Designer: Albert Brogliato

Spontaneous Design

Spontaneous Design

This Log Chop Bench is a one-off piece defined by one very unconventional process (to say the least). Designers David Long & Antoine Morris avoided concrete blueprints & lent their ax, log, & minimal sketches to a professional Lumberjill (you heard me) who carved out seat spaces with surgical precision. The rough hollows were then clad in fine, hand-sewn upholstery by a motorcycle saddle maker. A little unorthodox, but pretty damn sexy.

0 Designers: David Long & Antoine Morris

Sculptural Impulse

Sculptural Impulse

The name may leave little to the imagination, but the beauty of the Curved Dovetail Console Table lies in the process. The intricate dovetail joinery and unpredictable curves that highlight this piece were achieved by designer Nico Yektai’s willingness to let spontaneity take over. Using only a rough 3D model for the general shape, Yektai hand-carved the joints, legs, before applying his unique clamp wood-bending process to the supporting structure, yielding a design that blurs the lines between designer and sculptor.

0 Designer: Nico Yektai

Farmpunk

Farmpunk

While I think industrial style is becoming a little played out (thanks to big nationwide retailers), I do appreciate an authentic reclaimed piece especially when it’s been sourced locally. The guys over at Unite Two Design have got it down! Using re-purposed materials, ranging from farmhouse beams to old machinery, the Farmpunk line of furniture is a modern twist on the style but also maintains a rough industrial charm unique to each piece.

0 Designer: Farmpunk

Remembrance

Remembrance

I have a strange pet peeve- I hate when people display things on top of their coffee tables. Doesn’t matter if its books, photo albums, or knickknacks… it drives me crazy. Problem solved! Ok, so maybe it’s not really a prob to anyone else, but it’s exactly why I appreciate Mitch Steinmetz’s Rememberance coffee table. Instead of acting as a medium for the user and their entertainment, it becomes the entertainment…

0 Designer: Mitch Steinmetz

Reading Sanctuary

Reading Sanctuary

The Nautilus shelving system, showcased at Northern Michigan University’s first ever exhibit at the Salone Satellite, was designed to be a cherished family heirloom that, like markings of a child’s height on the wall, represents the advancement of personal knowledge as well as the coming of age. Inspired by the need for growth through learning, the ascending shelves symbolize the lifelong pursuit of discovery. Placed in line, the shelves act as a playful room divider, but when closed Nautilus becomes an adapted reading sanctuary.

0 Designer: Alicia Bastian

The Perfect Small Apartment Chair

The Perfect Small Apartment Chair

Chair D by Kako.Ko Design Studio combines traditional structural elements and modern innovation to create uniquely versatile seating. The deceivingly sturdy seat and back are composed of felt that has been cleverly modified to fold from armchair to stool or footrest in a matter of seconds. Together the raw materials of wood and felt create an inviting seating arrangement that is not only attractive but also perfect for compact spaces.

0 Designer: Kako.Ko

A Chair Deserving of the Name Green

A Chair Deserving of the Name “Green”

Javier Mariscal, the man behind some of the most iconic designs of this generation, aims to improve quality of life and reduce carbon footprints with the rightfully named GREEN chair, a 100% recycled and recyclable design. Presented by Mobles 114 at this years Salone del Mobile in Milan, the chair is constructed of recycled plastic scrapings that make up the seat and back while the base is made of optional wood or metal.

0 Designer: Javier Mariscal

Reflective Yacht Interior

Reflective Yacht Interior

Combining fluid contours and reflective, polished surfaces, this concept yacht interior by designer Adelina Popescu reflects the natural beauty in the shapes and textures of the ocean environment. Aquatic blue reflects in glossy finishes adding to the oceanic theme, while creative use of embedded linear LED lighting highlights the overall space while providing relief from the wavy interior.

0 Designer: Adelina Popescu

Origami Inspired Wingback

Origami Inspired Wingback

Either origami is in right now or I’ve just been noticing it more in product design lately. Usually I find it as an inspiration that focuses on the actually folding techniques (usually for space saving) versus the finished origami paper construction. The Oru Armchair is a breath of fresh air as it clearly takes inspiration from the latter which is clearly expressed in it’s abrupt angles and deliberate creases. In contrast with the sharp exterior, the core of the chair, the seat itself, is both cushy and relaxing.

0 Designer: Ramon Esteve

Seamless Modularity in a Table

Seamless Modularity in a Table

The Nzela table isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s also a picture perfect model of simple yet intelligently executed modularity. The table can be rearranged in multiple combinations to suit any space. No-tools required means only 3 minutes to put together, making for quick, seamless assembly and equally easy disassembly and storage. I think it looks great in the neoplastic color scheme shown here, but hues and variations in glossiness can also be personalized from Kayiwa.

0 Designer: Kayiwa

Kid's Drum-able Desk

Kid’s Drum-able Desk

This brilliantly colored table by designer Carlos Pendas is a whimsical kid’s desk that uses tensed fabric as a surface rather than an ordinary hard top. The stretched fabric also doubles as a drum for an added touch of fun and interaction. Hangoo’s simple assembly can be completed in minutes and is so easy that even kids can participate in the process. Using stretched fabric reduces the overall weight, and a minimal amount of components means this design is cost efficient in both material and shipment.

0 Designer: Carlos Pendas

Recycled PET Felt Chair, The Pod

Recycled PET Felt Chair, The Pod

The Pod is a large privacy chair for breakout areas in offices or residential projects. Pod is an environmental alternative to large upholstered furniture. Most upholstered is difficult to recycle as it’s a fixed combination of timber, glue, foam and textile. Pod tackles this by replacing the large upholstery with moulded felt created from recycled pet bottles. In addition the entire design is knock down with the shells stacking for minimum carbon footprint in transportation and storage.

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert