The only clip you'll ever need!

The only clip you’ll ever need!

The Gripstar pushes the concept of versatility to an entirely new level with its minimalistic yet remarkably multifunctional design! Easily mounted on any surface, users will find it handy for everything from hanging coats to organizing cables. Reusable for a number of applications, it’s the only clip you’ll ever need! Watch it come to life from concept to construction ->

0 Designer: Constructa Labs

I'd never get out of bed...

I’d never get out of bed…

Hi-Can stands for High fidelity Canopy, suggesting a new and contemporary interpretation of the classic canopy bed that recreates our most intimate and protective space inside the bedroom. Inside Hi-Can users will be so immersed in the sound and imagery of everything from their favorite TV shows to video games.

0 Designer: Think Future Design

A Rocking Horse With Roots

A Rocking Horse With Roots

Sitting itself is kinda boring, but design shouldn’t be… it should be fun! That’s the philosophy behind this modern interpretation of the classic Panton chair. To  preserving the timeless character of the chair, the designers have avoided decorating it arbitrarily. The chair becomes an integral part of the design, as it would have been intended as a rocking horse by Panton in 1959. Original materials of the chair combined with locally grown wood, (in contrast to the dark fabric & metal) communicate elegance & lightness.

0 Designers: Various

Looking Forward to Summer Style

Looking Forward to Summer Style

Winter just started, but now’s a gooda’ time as any to start daydreaming about warmer weather! Let the Yellow Summer series of table and chairs inspire your imagination. Made of galvanized steel and seaworthy fabric-clad cushions, the design is weatherproof for outdoor use. In sunshine yellow, it’s easy to imagine yourself enjoying lemonade, watermelon and fresh flowers ’round the table with friends!

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

Sculptural Seating

Sculptural Seating

Influenced by Noguchi’s philosophy in which “everything is sculpture,” the Poise chair inspires the user to see what they’d like in its abstract form. With natural, flowing curves and refined materials of solid oak and genuine kudu leather, the chair’s design embodies the word, poise.

0 Designer: Louw Roets

The desk you didn't know you needed.

The desk you didn’t know you needed.

Sorry, I’m about to spoil your mind… Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, work from home-er, or really just anybody who owns a laptop… you gotta have the Slate Mobile AirDesk! It’s not only the comfiest way to do lap work, but the most effective in preventing your computer (and you) from getting too hot. There’s even a mousepad and place to dock your phone. DO WANT! Now check out the vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Nathan Mummert

New Mid-Century Done Right

New Mid-Century Done Right

The Avsnitt Armchair & Trestles are the outcome of an exercise in developing a construction where an entire piece can be produced using the same oval section throughout the design. The result is a simplistic yet polished aesthetic with clear 1960s Scandinavian inspiration. With the exception of the single joint in the back leg, each piece is joined using a series of housings, which are held in place using a single dowel. The progressive line is ideal for large-scale batch production due to the nature of the single piece construction.

0 Designer: Sam Greig

Wayfinding Rest Stop

Wayfinding Rest Stop

tranSIT is a hybrid walking waypoint system for urban environments, combining seating with wayfinding and street lighting. To help encourage traveling by foot, walking times to popular nearby destinations and public transport links are provided, along with QR code integration for access to maps. LED lighting is integrated to provide extra security for those walking at night. Power is supplied via a small roof mounted battery and solar unit. This also allows for the possible integration of WiFi or street phone charging.

0 Designer: Michael Oechsle

Guessing Game #18

Guessing Game #18

Probably the last Guessing Game for this year, so get cracking at it! What is this design? A hairband…or….

Today’s hint: The most important value in the number system is what we call it. However the absence of the obvious makes it possible for us to pose like The Thinker.

Wow I am good at riddles!

0 Designers: Paul Sandip & Suhasini

Twist it Table

Twist it Table

Christian Reyes’ Giros table is characterized by a warm, simplistic aesthetic mixed with a subtle, customizable burst of color. The table’s central stem is threaded, making it possible to raise the two nested surfaces simply by rotating them. The user can place belongings on either surface, or collapse the levels altogether depending on needs of the moment. Easy to construct and even easier to operate, the Giros table finds harmony in minimal construction and versatile functionality.

0 Designer: Cristian Reyes

Part Table, Part Planter

Part Table, Part Planter

The Treeangle Table’s artificial stone base extends through its walnut top, stabilizing the surface and creating a unique visual quality that mimics the form of a forest canopy. Accentuating the organic shape, the top section is hollow, making it the perfect place for a small plant. It’s a clean, modern interpretation of the stump base coffee table!

0 Designer: Anna Strupinkskaya

The Growing Bookshelf

The Growing Bookshelf

The REK Bookcase Junior was designed to grow with your little tot! The 5 part system utilizes a unique S-shape design that makes it easy to shift without disassembly.  Composed of poplar plywood, it’s also lightweight. Each section can be pushed together or pulled apart according to shelving need and spatial requirements. As the child’s book collection grows, so does REK! Get it here!

0 Designer: Reinier de Jong

Remembering Fukushima

Remembering Fukushima

The Unusual Chair by Japanese design firm h220430 is an expression of the current state of fragility the region is experiencing due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Though it has been 2 years since the disaster & things appear to be normal, the reality of the condition is far from it. The chair aims to reflect this abnormality in its missing leg, which viewers might overlook without closer examination. It’s a subtle & thoughtful reminder that the existence of danger is ever present despite our attempts to ignore it.

0 Designer: h220430