A Handsome Chair

A Handsome Chair

Now THIS is a proper armchair. Designer Jonas Lindvall had softness in mind when he crafted this lightweight stackable. The seat, back, and armrest are made from a fiberglass/synthetic rubber composite and the legs are aluminum, making this piece 100% recyclable. With legs resembling equine-esque stockings and an elegant backrest to boot, this armchair concept is both practical and refined.

0 Designer: Jonas Lindvall for Johanson Design

Sit on Ten Legs

Sit on Ten Legs

I have a strange obsession with cuttlefish and it seems I’m not the only one fascinated by these creatures. The Sepii, named after the cuttlefish order sepiidae, is an ten-legged chair made from ash wood. Designed by K to N Studio in collab with Yoho, the chair is a gorgeous modern reference to its muse. Only three of the legs ever touch the ground at one time so feel free to “rock” it back and forth – perfect for my chair dancing routines. Yeah… I’ve choreographed chair dancing routines but I’ll save that for another post.

0 Designer: Kristian Lindhardt Nørhave for K to N Studio

Linear Harmony in a Chair

Linear Harmony in a Chair

The influence behind this royal thrown of neoplasticism was work by artist Piet Mondrian. Mondriz is the result of design team Dideia’s understanding that the line has almost become a work of art in itself. They have taken great veneration to ensure that no line was superfluous or misplaced, and the color chosen was in reverence of it’s inspiration. Mondriz verifies that linear, vertical and horizontal arrangement is inherently harmonious. It’s pure symmetry and powerful coloring make it an eye-catching addition to any space.

0 Designer: Dideia

Alternating Current Table

Alternating Current Table

Drawing inspiration from the steel lattice of electric transmission towers, the Pylone series of tables incorporates the interwoven support structure of an industrial icon into it’s robust design. The tinted glass top allows the viewer to catch a glimpse of the underlying sharp lines and abrupt connections that shape it’s bare-bones framework.

0 Designer: Linn Kandel

I'd Sit & Blow Bubbles All Day

I’d Sit & Blow Bubbles All Day

Few things make me all giddy inside like this chair. The symmetrical faces that make up the Random8′s octogonal form display a spectrum of colors that shimmer & change by interfering with light wavelengths passing through. Similar to iridescent bubbles, light is not only reflected, but refracted into a prismatic display of color that changes as the viewer’s perspective shifts.

0 Designer: David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud of Pitaya Design

Split Personalities

Split Personalities

There’s a natural human desire to forge ahead into the future but our ideals are shaped by the nostalgic past. Maak Creativity translates this dichotomy into a modern cabinet called DUO. The juxtaposition is played out in a modernist piece harboring an old cabinet. It’s slightly jarring to look at, but like someone with split personalities, you can’t help but look.

0 Designer: Maak Creativity

Do Be Discreet

Do Be Discreet

I have always wanted to put my favorite books on display, hoping someone else would see and enjoy them, but I have struggled with finding a solution that doesn’t look too deliberate… until now. The Piastra is a wall mounted book shelf that brings home the functional simplicity of the magazine rack to create an all-around dynamic interior object that allows quick and intuitive access to reading.

0 Designer: Flussocreativo

Fussy Yet Minimalistic

Fussy Yet Minimalistic

It’s easy to dismiss a simple table when there’s a superfluous design element, but I like the architectural form of this Side Table. The randomly placed rails also constitute the legs. There’s a fluidity in the design, emphasized by the softly curved wood surfaces. What appears to by unnecessarily complex makes total sense.

0 Designers: Stefan Jäger & David Laudert

Call Me a Nerd, but...

Call Me a Nerd, but…

Bands like Jump Little Children, Beirut, and the Arcade Fire have helped me come to appreciate the accordion, and in turn, this design. That is precisely the relationship the Accordion Cabinet hopes to build with you. Mixed wood and wooden textile combine to form a flexible skin surrounding the solid wood shelving on top of it’s long legs. Those who can make the association are sure to form a long lasting relationship with this piece.

0 Designer: Elisa Strozyk in collaboration with artist Sebastian Neeb

Aston Martin for Interiors

Aston Martin for Interiors

Only a handful of companies carry the badge of luxury and class like Aston Martin and with that cache, they’re expanding into interiors. The premiere of Aston Martin Interiors in Milan marks a new chapter in the company’s portfolio – one that combines their unique technological and design prowess into a distinct contemporary mark for home and office. Think advance industrial technologies like carbon and kevlar compounds mixed with traditional luxury materials like leather and cashmere.

0 Designers: FABIO LUCIANI

This Rubber Table Sucks

This Rubber Table Sucks

Not really, but Rubber Table’s plunger-inspired legs will stick onto any flat, clean surface to create a suction vacuum. Shown here in the classic burnt-orange color of its predecessor, this table’s aesthetic is quirky and whimsical. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure if I loved or hated it, but ultimately it’s grown on me. I’m a sucker (no pun intended) for anything that is inspired by familiar fragments; not to mention, anything that looks like it’s crawling toward you. This design pushes functionality to a whole new level.

0 Designer: Thomas Schnur

A Table of Religiosity and Geometry

A Table of Religiosity and Geometry

Check out this polarizing coffee table called Crucifixion. The inspiration came from religion, aesthetics and geometry – complimenting each other  to create this stainless steel and polycarbonate figure. It looks almost alien. Quite austere but in a way that makes you stare. The aerial shot is gorgeous. Great proportions.

0 Designer: Fuquan Junzefor for Oil Monkey

Sitting Next to People at the Airport

Sitting Next to People at the Airport

5% annual growth of global commercial air passenger traffic means more people in an airport terminal at one time. The AEROS  project looks to improve seating efficiency by tackling personal space issues through the use of table and seating arrangements. Current tandem seating is ineffective. People tend to avoid sitting next to strangers. In some cases bags are put on top of seats intentionally to create a barrier.

0 Designer: Michael Dharmawan