Stitch Without the Kitsch

Stitch Without the Kitsch

The Stitch chair transforms a 2D single sheet of aluminum into 3D situational seating with a simplistic yet sophisticated system of folds and carefully placed cuts. Once the aluminum sheet has been shaped, soft felt is applied and held in place with vibrant stitching that adds a pop of color and warm, hand-crafted appeal in contrast with its stark shell. See it in the making after the jump!

0 Designer: Amir Elias

A Modern Throne

A Modern Throne

Yo Ito’s Linito chair is imagined as a sort of modern “royal throne” for the everyday household. Its sharp geometries highlight the robust shape and material strength of the folded laser-cut steel sheets that form the chair and stool combination. The rigor of the metal is lightened and softened by a variety of colorful finishes and eco-friendly fabric cushions. Get it here!

0 Designer: Yu Ito for Formabilio

Them for Us

Them for Us

The latest addition to DesignByThem’s timber range, “Them Chair” is a modern interpretation of the enduring furniture designs of the 1960s. Though inspired by a time when furniture was built to last, it is constructed with the latest technology to reinterpret the design into a reduced form. Combining a classic aesthetic with sustainable living, it is constructed from dense FSC timber ensuring it stands the test of time. Better yet, it can be flat-packed and assembled by the user- functions to the global economy, yet uncommon in a product with this level of craftsmanship.

0 Designers: Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson

Change in Equilibrium

Change in Equilibrium

Inspired by the literary work of Paulo Coelho, the Animada chair is the sculptural genius of designer Eduardo Benamor Duarte that channels the animistic belief that every non-human form has a spiritual essence. The sequential array of identical ribs gradually rotate from each other to creates a visual illusion of changing shape. The resulting aesthetic is is at once animate with movement and suspended in equilibrium.

0 Designer: Eduardo Benamor Duarte

Designed to Chair-ish

Designed to Chair-ish

Petra Salarić’s Z Chair is proof there’s space for art in everything we do, no matter how simple. Named for the characteristic Z shape of its sides, the unique form provokes pondering its construction despite being composed of a minimum of overall material. With a simple contrast of color and shape, users won’t just see a chair as a chair, but a thoughtful combination of purposeful pieces.

0 Designer: Petra Salarić

Crystal Math

Crystal Math

No. That isn’t a Pokémon. It’s a chair; and a pretty fine one, that too. Inspired by quartz, and built using an intricate mathematical algorithm derived from the mineral’s complex crystalline structure, the armchair comprises of a wooden frame and geometric cushions that you can arrange to make sure the chair feels comfortable. Each geometric cushion is unique and inimitable, making every single Quartz chair one-of-a-kind, much like its mineral counterpart!

0 Designer : Ctrlzak and Davide Barzaghi

Beautifully Basic

Beautifully Basic

Simple, sensible and saving are the only words needed to sum up SanRo’s Titochair. The straightforward, no-frills design cuts back on material waste without sacrificing classic style by utilizing thoughtfully placed cuts in a just a single square meter wood sheet. You can DIY to your hearts desire and then dress it up with a cushion, stain or leave it au-natural for a look that says you care to save!

0 Designer: SanRo | Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román

Swing and Swig

Swing and Swig

Swing Bar, the latest addition to Duffy London’s Swing Table range, is a massive installation of built-in individual swinging chairs surrounding a tiered bar top. Not only for looks, the playful design enhances the communal feel and encourages interaction between patrons. Just be careful not to get woozy while you get boozy. Check out the Duffy London site for all new photos of the full line!

0 Designer: Duffy London

Drunken Design

Drunken Design

The Skoki chair is proof that inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places! Designer Michael Kushner envisioned the chair while observing drunk people’s posture at a pub. The result is conversation-starting seating that utilizes springs to make you feel like you’re floating… without the woozy!

0 Designer: Michael Kushner

The Best Way to Enjoy Math

The Best Way to Enjoy Math

A winner of the Red Dot and Good Design awards, the Parabola Chair is lauded for its innovative form derived from mathematical analysis and ergonomics! The design calibrates hyperbolic paraboloids and their strong structural characteristics and minimal surface thickness to the human body to create an enveloping seat, backrest and arms. Basically, a whole lotta math went into making this thing! The result? An iconic, sculptural chair. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Carlo Aiello for ENSSO

Some yummy looking furniture!

Some yummy looking furniture!

The latest delicious design from Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects, the Wafer collection of home furnishings combines light and dark colored walnut and maple in bold stripes, forming a pattern familiar to the confectionary wafers you couldn’t stop eating as a kid! While technically challenging to combine two types of wood, the collection does so seamlessly with curves that enhance this effect. Hit the jump to see the other mouthwatering pieces!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

Mother Nature's Bertoia

Mother Nature’s Bertoia

The latest from Ol’ha Shevchenko’s imaginative collection of nature and bio-inspired line of home furnishings, the Maple Leaf Chair mimics the form of the iconic leaf of the same name. Molded from recyclable polypropylene with a glossy finish, the leaf secures the seated user, wrapping them comfortably in its blades.

0 Designer: Ol'ha Shevchenko

One Mouthwatering Chair

One Mouthwatering Chair

In bright white and rainbow colors, Alex Petunin’s DP Chair almost looks like it’s got a candy-coated center. As versatile as it is vibrant, the design can be used in two distinct ways- as a lounge for leaning back or as a rocker. It’s colorful stoppers keep it in place and prevent users from rocking too far. As yummy as it looks, don’t bite. It’s all hand carved wood!

0 Designer: Alex Petunin

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