Leave Your Mark

Leave Your Mark

Designer Teruhiro Yanagihara exhibits his new “Graffiti” products exploring the concept of “dirty”; a sofa that retains the marks when scratched. Not only may people leave their marks/memories on the surface of the sofa but may also erase them by ironing the cloth.

0 Designer: Teruhiro Yanagihara

It's Okay To Be A Habitual Popper

It’s Okay To Be A Habitual Popper

There was a time when I myself suffered from acute bubble wrap pop syndrome. Yes all the signs were there. Something about not stopping until every last bubble was popped. I grew out of that phase but for those whom still suffer, maybe the POMP coffee table is for you.

0 Designer: Herme Monica Garcia

Dune Formation Furnitures

Dune Formation Furnitures

Another day, another step towards global domination for the ubiquitous creative powerhouse that is Zaha Hadid. This time she’s presenting a new collection of works, Dune Formations, recently unveiled at the Venice Biennale and now showing at London’s David Gill Galleries.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher

Sitting On A Figure 8

Sitting On A Figure 8

The Huit Sofa is an unexpected loveseat. The continuous curve flows in a figure 8 so depending on your position, your point of view is never the same. The curve also flows at different heights creating a cascading effect and a wall that provides one end privacy from the other.

0 Designer: Emmanuel Laffon de Mazieres

Fully Loaded Chairs Now Available

Fully Loaded Chairs Now Available

Close to two years ago we published the Fully Loaded Chair, a chair made up of over 450 .12 gauge shotgun shells. Proud to announce they are available but get your hands on them quick as there is a limited run of 30 chairs. Please contact designer Alexander Reh for availability.

0 Designer: Alexander Reh

Interview With Yin Yang Furniture Designer Nicolas Thomkins

Interview With Yin Yang Furniture Designer Nicolas Thomkins

The graphic representation of Yin and Yang in the form of the Chinese Taiji symbol illustrates the dual principle of the Asian philosophy, according to which balance can only be obtained as harmony of opposing forces. The design of the Yin Yang chaise longue created by the Swiss designer Nicolas Thomkins draws on this philosophy and for that we interviewed him:

0 Designer: Nicolas Thomkins

Have It Both Ways

Have It Both Ways

Our living room changes as season changes. We add and remove objects from summer to winter to make our life more comfortable. Furniture can be part of the ritual: The WA chair is a two sided armchair designed to be used as furniture suitable for any season. The winter side is cozy and warm, made from a woolen textile. The summer side is a wooden frame with a light cotton textile stretched over it, inspired by a classic beach chair.

0 Designer: Karen Keidar

Cushion Cutouts

Cushion Cutouts

So here’s the idea, a set of 4 cushions designed to fit into one another. To maximize seating just spread them around the room. The hollowed spaced in between could be a makeshift fire pit or something. When additional beds are needed, just slide all the cushions together and BAM, instant bed. Almost as instant as Instant Noodles. I have no idea how that relates to this post.

0 Designer: Junya Mokubo

Chair Or Table

Chair Or Table

We’ve been seeing a lot of modular and dual function designs lately here at Yanko Design. It seems multipurpose furniture really is the trend of 2007. Take for instance the Tona Chair designed by Diego Gonazalez King. Its unorthodox shape serves a purpose, actually two purposes. Flipped one way, it’s a chair. Flip it again and it makes for a unique end table.

0 Designer: Diego Gonzalez King

Books To Go

Books To Go

A remedy for those who move home frequently, or those who live in open plan accommodation where the function of a room changes on a regular basis. With a few turns of the handle the books are clamped safely in the unit, which can then be wheeled to its destination.

0 Designer: Rose Cobb

Simplifying A Chair To Its Core Material

Simplifying A Chair To Its Core Material

For the most part, modern furniture design has looked for ways to take wood to as many different forms as possible so designer Richard Alex asked, can we go back? This chair clearly shows its source material, held together by a simple strap. Each log is actually from the same tree. If you were to stack them, they would all fit.

0 Designer: Richard Alex

Bookcase Into A Bed

Bookcase Into A Bed

With new houses getting smaller and space being at a premium one young designer has come up with the perfect solution. Designer Karen created a bookcase that transforms into a bed. A mattress stands upright in four bits and forms the bulk of the bookcase.

0 Designer: Karen Babel

Stacking Chairs Into Shelves

Stacking Chairs Into Shelves

The idea behind stacking chairs was a good one. They can neatly be stored away when not in use but the problem is they still take up space. This particular design by Jun Murakoshi creates another usable function by turning stacked chairs into shelving. The idea in this duality is if you’re going to take up space, might as well be useful and functional.

0 Designer: Jun Murakoshi