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

Refitted Rocker with a Story

Refitted Rocker with a Story

The Rocker Bench Mustafa is the result of a new collaboration between Helmut Morrison, Klaus Fuchsenberger, and Loitfelder/Weitkamp that breathes new life into these long-lost original Munich U-Bahn metro benches. The limited edition of benches has been refitted with a modest but solid engineered wood rocking frame that gears all attention toward the original bench, reminding of its historic past and encouraging new memories.

0 Designers: Various

Hand-Spun Chair

Hand-Spun Chair

This twist (literally) on the chair, the brainchild of designer Markus Johansson, challenges the straight, rigid, and traditional forms of the modernist aesthetic, presenting itself as a violent and chaotic swirl of solid wood frozen in time. Combining modern and age-old technique, NEST is constructed of a free form combination of round pegs that are bent and then drilled in a CNC milling machine for a precision fit. The pegs share an identical cut, making production easy and straightforward without sacrificing style.

0 Designer: Markus Johansson

The Search for Simplicity

The Search for Simplicity

Designer Nicola Loi’s goal in creating the Mirtillo table was to achieve a clean shape with maximum simplicity while maintaining recognizable originality. The polarizing design features two sides with hard lines & an unsupported corner that provides a light & an open view into the core of the table. In contrast, the opposing sides feature soft, flowing curves & a shaved corner with a narrower, more curious view into to the table’s lower center. I’d love to see this piece in pure white or clear polycarbonate.

0 Designer: Nicola Loi

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