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

The Duga Chair

The Duga Chair

I love this modern take on a traditional form. The curvaceous Duga chair is reminiscent of the classic contours of steam molded Viennese bentwood furniture. It’s familiar shape also takes inspiration from the distinctive tubular curves and wonderful craftsmanship of vintage bicycles, making for a graceful and overall elegant design with a modern touch.

0 Designer: Oleksandr Shestakovych

Serpentine Stool

Serpentine Stool

This curvaceous design known as The BCN stool is a collaboration between emerging design team Harry&Camila and established Italian design house Kristalia. The ultra contemporary ergonomic seat, molded from specially designed plastic meant to withstand wear, tear, solvents and heat, is met with natural wooden legs and supporting braces. A nice contrast of modern and traditional that is as sturdy as it is handsome and comfortable.

0 Designer: Studio Harry&Camila

What a Stud

What a Stud

The appropriately named Stud table is simply handsome. Designed for Odesi by Dutch designer Marc Th. van der Voom, Stud is a sharp design sure to fit naturally in both classic and contemporary settings. It’s robust angular legs take inspiration from the classic form of the telescopic tripod, giving it an unusual yet comfortably open stance. Get it here.

0 Designer: Marc Th. van der Voorn