A Great Apartment Piece

A Great Apartment Piece

Pelago, the latest from designer Johan Lang, is a multi-functional table with a mid-century feel that uses hinged legs to allow the user to easily adjust the height depending on their needs. Perfect for compact living spaces, the table can be adjusted to 40cm, 45cm, and 53cm, functioning as a small dining table, coffee table, or console table.

0 Designer: Johan Lang

Bench Suspended by Balloons?

Bench Suspended by Balloons?

If you’ve seen the 1953 French film “Le Ballon Rouge” then you know where the Balloon Bench was inspired from. Although it appears as if the bench is floating, the illusion is created by the balloons actually being anchored to the ceiling. The balloons even act as lamps. Want one? Check Gallery SOMEWHERE in Tokyo.

0 Designer: h220430

A Thoughtful Desk Design

A Thoughtful Desk Design

I love a design that incorporates its natural internal mechanics and structural elements into the aesthetic presentation. The simple articulation of the the legs on the sides of the Animate Desk allow a sliver of the maple, leather lined drawer to be seen on either side of the American black walnut exterior framework, enhancing its character and providing the user with an interesting look into the inner workings of their desk. Get it here!

0 Designer: Dave Young

Mood Changing Table

Mood Changing Table

Designer Simone Savini is known for creating eye-catching, conversation-starting pieces, and this one has got to be my favorite so far. Touch, defined by sharp lines and continuous movement, is coated in a simple heat-sensitive resin coating that fades from black to white, leaving a temporary trace of the last touch or hot object. As the warmth fades the table returns to its original color ensuring a clean slate every time. Say goodbye to boring dinners!

0 Designer: Simone Savini

Sea Coral Inspired Seating

Sea Coral Inspired Seating

The sea coral inspired structure of the Contour chair is formed by applying Designtex Fusion, a co-polyester resin panel with limitless combinations of colors & textures, to a CNC milling machine where the solid surface is cut into individual pieces which are then heated, bent to specification, & bound together with screws. The unique CNC cutting system also creates a coral-like pattern in the remaining resin skeleton, avoiding wasted scraps & leaving behind a wall ornament that parallels the motif of the chair.

0 Designer: Ethan Creasman

Minimal Rigid Desk

Minimal Rigid Desk

The first product available in the L&Z line, The Sinus Trestle, is a simple and smooth design who’s interesting shape still sets it apart from ordinary table designs. Each side of the base is made of a single piece of tubular steel that is bent into its static shape, making for a robust and fairly lightweight design that will blend effortlessly into both modern and classic settings. Hit the jump to catch it in the making!

0 Designer: L&Z

The Fontable

The Fontable

This new series of modular furniture by Alessandro Canepa & Andrea Paulicelli features alphanumeric elements A-Z and their lower case counterparts as well as 0-9 as the table top, making for a whimsical design with a pop art feel. The graphic 3 dimensional letters and numbers can be completely customized in color and finish, and users can select a single letter or personalized mix to spell out any combination imaginable. Eclectic and whimsical, this design is definitely for those wanting to make a big statement! Get it here!

0 Designers: Alessandro Canepa & Andrea Paulicelli

Simple Workstation That Looks Great Too

Simple Workstation That Looks Great Too

Aside from being just plain cute, Mobi is a also demonstration of how a desk can be adaptable & portable while occupying a minimal amount of space. The functional design has independent hinges for the top, base, and seat, allowing the desk to fold down to a fraction of its standing height. Perfect for small spaces, Mobi can be tucked away under the bed or in the closet until the user needs it, but even when it’s expanded the size is unobtrusive.

0 Designer: Peter Copenhaver

Smiling Stool Gives Hope

Smiling Stool Gives Hope

The Smile Stool is the result of a study on the declining Indonesian furniture industry, that in recent years has had incredible difficulty competing its handmade craftsmanship against China’s mass manufactured products. In addition, the more than 3500 Indonesian companies often end up with huge amounts of excess material that often ends up as firewood. Using the waste in the construction & streamlining a simple assembly process, this sustainable design gives hope to the industry & provides a solution for the survival of the local craftsman.

0 Designer: Fitorio Leksono

Ancient Puzzle Meets Modern Table

Ancient Puzzle Meets Modern Table

Inspired by Japanese puzzle games, this simple table solution, appropriately named JOIN, can be assembled in a matter of minutes (without any tools!) by linking its 3 oak legs into a combination devil’s knot. The untreated base supports a circular smoked glass top measuring 750mm in diameter and can be quickly disassembled for storage or shipment. A DIY flat-pack design that’s as easy as it is fun to put together.

0 Designer: Ding 3000

Leather Leftovers

Leather Leftovers

Pepe Heykoop’s Skin Collection of furniture is a response to the excessive 25-30% of leather waste produced by the furniture industry each year. The leftover scraps of material are hand stitched in seemingly random patterns over recycled old furniture,  producing a revitalized skin for objects that would otherwise become unused. Each piece of furniture is unique and the scraps very in size, color, and texture, ensuring that no two designs are exactly alike.

0 Designer: Pepe Heykoop

What a Plump Chair!

What a Plump Chair!

There’s a huge movement of ultra minimal chairs made of wood, metal, plastic and glass. Yes they’re gorgeous to look at but some would say, not as inviting to sit in. The Jamirang (loosely translated to “sleep” in Korean) is one comfortable looking chair. It maintains the unobtrusive lines I like, yet beckons to be sat on. Plump, is it alright to refer to a chair as plump?

0 Designer: Bora Kim

Gravity Defying Table

Gravity Defying Table

I love a design that makes you second-guess what you’re seeing. The Gravity Table by Simone Savini is one of those head-turning designs that will make a fantastic yet refined creative statement.  Its abrupt transparent feet give the illusion that it’s floating on air, while its ghostly minimal body makes it almost seem possible. A great conversation piece that only gets more fun after a few drinks.

0 Designer: Simone Savini