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

3D to 2D Seating in Seconds

3D to 2D Seating in Seconds

In just a few simple movements, the Sedia3 chair can be transforms from 3D to 2D for easy storage, portability, and space-saving. Lifting the seat surface from the rear and pushing it towards the front releases the legs and the central crosspieces. Then, the chair can be folded flat. No tools are required! This versatile design is composed of wood with the exception of the rear metallic pivot pin and hook that makes it possible to hang on the wall, completely out of the way.

0 Designer: DORODESIGN

Shelves of a Feather Flock Together

Shelves of a Feather Flock Together

Peliships earn their namesake from two nautical inspirations: water vessels and pelicans. Each of these wall mounted ledges take the form of a ship’s hull, but together they’re reminiscent of a flock of birds carrying your favorite things! Available in 3 sizes, in either maple or walnut, their subtle nautical aesthetic is the perfect compliment to the beach house or seaside studio. Get ‘em here!

0 Designer: David Hsu

Forget the Beanbag, Meet the Greenbag!

Forget the Beanbag, Meet the Greenbag!

The PP Capsule is a distant relative of the beanbag chair that is composed entirely of post-consumer materials. The lightweight yet durable outer later is made with recycled polyester, the most sustainable synthetic fiber on the market. As for the inside, each capsule uses 4000 standard PP plastic bottle caps chopped into small pieces before filling the chair. Best of all, this eco-concious design can be produced by local enterprises, seamstresses, & craftsman by using 2 materials that are found worldwide!

0 Designer: KaCaMa Design Lab

Modern Sacred Shelving

Modern Sacred Shelving

The Noma Shelf is a statement on habitual consumption, reminding us of the things we already own, while accommodating the new. Based on the traditional Japanese tokonoma, the shelf is sized for displaying small artistic objects. However, if you slide the shelf away from the wall, a stretchy lycra pouch is revealed for storing cherished items and trinkets. The pouch grows as items are added, so the form is completely dictated by the contents and quietly reminds us of our accumulation as it swells!

0 Designer: Zak Stratfold

Fun Foam Furniture!

Fun Foam Furniture!

Bend it, fold it, use it as a pretend shield, use it as a pool floatie, throw it, flex it, fly it… then sit and relax! It’s the Aepe Chair and it’s the most sensible seating solution for kids! The durable foam design is built to last through endless amounts of playtime. Better yet, it comes flat-packed, ready to fold into position. So easy, kids of any age can help fold it into shape! Watch the vid to see it from a kid’s point of view! 

0 Designer: Roman Bentley

Like Bread and Butter

Like Bread and Butter

Wood and steel just go together! The Composite Stool earns its name from the marriage of these two elements that form its simplistic yet stylish construction. Plasma cut 4mm mild steel is pressed into shape and powder coated to form the top, while sapele or silver beech wood is machined and assembled by hand to form the legs. The result is so sleek you’d never guess they were handmade in designer Andrew Cassels’ very own garage! Get em’ here!

0 Designer: Andrew Cassels