Mesmerizing Table

Mesmerizing Table

Inspired by the intrigue of optical art, this pair of bespoke Lexham bedside tables plays with both the user’s understanding and vision, creating the illusion that the flat tiered sections are warping. The legs’ use of acute angles creates a forced perspective that further piques the viewer’s interest. Fabricated from Corian, the thermochromic liquid sheets are laser cut to size and shape. The inlay surface is also temperature sensitive, going through the color spectrum from deep red to dark blue as it responds to hot and cold.

0 Designer: Studio801

Mixx Up Seating

Mixx Up Seating

Mixx is a simple and unique chair design by Matthias Demacker, characterized by interchangeable upholstered foam seat and back components that make for quick and easy color customization to fit any space.  Affordable and easily replaced cushions also ensure the product’s long lifetime. Mounted on a steel sled, spider, or X-foot base, this versatile design lends itself to a number of uses in the home, office, or dining room.

0 Designer: Matthias Demacker

The Training Dresser

The Training Dresser

Remember when we were just kids and life’s challenges were so incredibly simple? Tying shoes. Adding 10+10. Sigh… if only day to day obstacles were still that easy. The Training Dresser is a reminder that no matter how insignificant those things might seem now, they are milestones we all had to achieve at some point or another. The dresser’s informative graphic drawers make it an encouraging object for kids and an iconic furniture piece for parents, sure to be cherished for years. Get it here!

0 Designer: Peter Bristol

Sophisticated and Minimal Sofa

Sophisticated and Minimal Sofa

Stripped of the unnecessary, Sofist is a wonderfully moderate approach to the sofa that proves that sometimes less really is more. The skeletal body flexes under super comfy cushions to mold to the user’s position while the underlying space provides plenty of room for storage or a cozy rest area for pets. On one side the wire framework supports an anchored flat surface for resting objects & on the other a unique way of filing away your magazines or books (particularly those that teach excellence & virtue).

0 Designer: Sule Koc

Aqueous Modular Table

Aqueous Modular Table

Flood, UNOAUNO Studio’s entrance into the 2011 MDF/Cristalplant Design Competition, is a modern & simple modular table solution characterized by both hard lines & vortex-like drops that can be combined into multiple configurations. Composed entirely of Cristalplant’s patented composite material, constituted by a high percentage of natural minerals &  extremely pure polyester & acrylic polymers, the material’s ultra-polished finish enhances the tactile and visual sensation of it’s molten appearance.

0 Designer: UNOAUNO

Compact, Minimalist Desk

Compact, Minimalist Desk

DEX is a compact, minimalist desk that fits anywhere in the home. The frame consists of two horizontal cross shapes of solid wooden laths and a drawer unit. The frame has a minimal presence around the seat for optimal comfort. The drawer unit has two or three drawers. They can be pulled out entirely to provide a place for a printer. I’m liking the design but something about it feels very juvenile, don’t you think?

0 Designer: Reinier de Jong Design

tABLE

tABLE

I love this thoughtful table design by Elda Bellone. Born as part of the designer’s “open object project,” tABLE consists of two overlapping tables that merge together seamlessly thanks to perfectly carved spaces in the lower table’s legs. Need an extra surface? Simply pull the upper table off to form two entirely separate and useful entities. Once apart they can be placed side by side, overlapping, or even separated into entirely different spaces as each individual table looks great with or without the other.

0 Designer: Elda Bellone

An All-around Great Kids' Chair

An All-around Great Kids’ Chair

The EVA chair has got everything covered when it comes to children’s seating. Besides being aesthetically playful & vibrantly colored, EVA is also soft, flexible, & super durable for even the roughest horseplay. What’s more is that the flat-pack design arrives as a planar surface & is formed into shape by fastening the symmetrical halves together with string; something kids & parents can work on together. Did I mention that it’s recyclable, eco-friendly, non-toxic, & requires minimal energy to transport? Phew!

0 Designer: h220430

Survival of the Fittest Chair

Survival of the Fittest Chair

A project commissioned by Creative Scotland, Nick Ross and Fraser Reid created a series of unique chairs each altered from a set of identical archetypes. Inspired from evolution and the implication of man’s hands. Analogous to domestic selection, these chairs take on new identities. Through this process, a never-ending variety of forms, colors, materials and functions evolve over time. Unlike the design process nature cannot start from a blank canvas but instead must work with what already exists to try and develop improved variants. Everything is a work in progress.

0 Designers: Nick Ross and Fraser Reid

Kinetic Coffee Table

Kinetic Coffee Table

Inspired by the work of kinetic sculptors Theo Jansen & Reuben Margolin, the Kanagawa Coffee Table is the result of a merge between the warm aesthetic of wood and cold feel of mechanics. The table is constructed of 298 pieces of laser cut Baltic Birch plywood, oak dowels, rubber “o” rings, and conduit that are set into an elegant & complex wave motion with a turn of the hand crank. The clear glass top makes for the perfect window to view the inner workings & measures at 50″x30″, offering plenty of usable space.

0 Designer: William "Alex" Mecker

Subatomic Table

Subatomic Table

Inspired by quantum physics, the Quantum table is an interpretation of what the movement or path of subatomic particles might look like. The lacquered orange corian top is supported in sharp contrast by the turbulent flux of the hand formed steel wire base in powder-coated black.

0 Designer: Jason Phillips

Purposefully Incomplete

Purposefully Incomplete

Sara Roxana Melvinson’s line of product displays has a unique way of engaging the user. The Vivid collection consists of  ”half completed” components, encouraging the utilization of one’s own creativity while simultaneously encouraging the user to become a part of the presentation process.  The table, podium, jewelry tree, and clothes hanger can be customized and adorned with any material to fit the user’s individual aesthetic. 

0 Designer: Sara Roxana Melvinson

Limitless Modular Storage

Limitless Modular Storage

Container is a modular system that, unlike stationary sideboards, offers users a customizable storage solution that conforms to any unique space, becoming a dresser, media cabinet, tv stand, or anything else imaginable. The solid elm base acts as a “landing dock” for the MDF containers that can be stacked, interchanged, or removed altogether, adapting to the user’s needs. The modularity of the structure is further highlighted by the application of varying materials & finishes on each unique storage compartment.

0 Designer: Alain Gilles