Video Gamer Throne

Video Gamer Throne

So somewhere between perfecting your gnome’s damage spells and trolling for a “lucky lady” on myspace, you managed to win the national lottery. Yay for you! So what is the first item you purchase to commemorate your new adventures into nouveau riche displays of ostentation? Of course, this beautiful one-of-a-kind video game inspired chair by Fredrik Olsson.

0 Designer: Fredrik Olsson

Infinite Loop of Style

Infinite Loop of Style

Most of us have only been exposed to the concept of infinite loops while on hold with your credit card or phone company, but infinite loops can also be a beautiful and less frustrating concept not involving a phone. Aesthetically popularized by M.C. Escher, Escher himself would be feverishly sharpening his pencil if got a gander of this infinite loop forming table.

0 Designer: Karim Rashid

Furniture concepts by Lime Studio

Furniture concepts by Lime Studio

Lime Studio will be showcasing new designs at the Salone Satellite, Milan from 16th-21st April 2008. They will be showing a range of furniture that explores material and their usability in furniture. Some of the designs to be seen include a triangular coffee table series mixing ceramic and metal; a bench combining wood and marble; an oak desk with an 8mm top; and a wall leaning shelving unit using LG Hi Macs.

0 Designer: Lime Studio

Wall Climbing A Cinch

Wall Climbing A Cinch

The C-Bot may be peering thru your office window soon. Based on biomimetics, it uses a gecko’s innovative foot design as a template to climb walls without any artificial adhesion. Tho it may not look like it, a gecko’s foot is hairy, fine enough to only be seen on the micro level. This molecular adhesion, combined with C-Bot’s array of ultrasonic sensors means costly (and ugly) scaffolding may be obsolete. Theoretically you can build them big enough to carry a human. Now wouldn’t that be something!

0 Designer: Niklas Galler

Tree, Wood, Teeth And All

Tree, Wood, Teeth And All

In 2005 a mighty hurricane smashed into Sweden leveling forests and destroying the livelihood of local loggers. Many of the felled trees couldn’t be saved and were left to rot. As a testament to her father whom tried to fight the big corporations looking to cash in, designer Eveline Johansson used wood from the fallen trees to create a chair with no screws or glue and names it after him, Roger Sven Jorgen.

0 Designer: Evelina Johansson

Killing Trees on the Go

Killing Trees on the Go

I have said it in the past and it still holds true, printers are one of the stupidest technologies on Earth. These single purpose machines are always screwing up. They process information like my grandmother on Valium and cost more to operate per use than smoking crack cocaine with a Belgian prostitute. That being said, printer design has (up until now) been very boring and unimaginative.

0 Designer: Hung Chih Wang

What Would Jesus Build?

What Would Jesus Build?

Some Chinese Christians have faith that Jesus might give his blessing to this accordion harkening church designed by Architect GMP. Serving as China’s largest Christian church, with repeating vertical lines reaching to the heavens, the architects have created an open and bright space that reflects their client’s openness and belief in their state of enlightenment.

0 Architect: GMP

Roomba Watch Out

Roomba Watch Out

There are some new bots called OSP on the drawing board. Using advance robotics, these guys autonomously work together to contain an oil spill by surrounding it with an inflatable barrier. Once contained, clean-up crews can jump in and suck the oil out. After reading this, my Roomba just quit.

0 Designer: Ji-hoon Kim

Habitual Bedside Table

Habitual Bedside Table

The traditional bedside table doesn’t always fit how we spend the last few waking moments in bed but it’s not something we think about either. Designer Stephane de Sousa wanted to design a minimalist bedside table in powder coated steel to address what we really need – a waterproof surface, bookshelf, and a simple way to remember where you left off on last night’s reading.

0 Designer: Stephane de Sousa

Is that a dinghy in your pocket?

Is that a dinghy in your pocket?

“All I ask is a small ship, and a star to steer her by…” I know, the actual Masefield quote refers to a “tall” ship, but when a tall ship is a tall order and you feel the deep need to set sail, the “Urban Skiff” by Thomas Giger, Anita Meyer, Florian Ueker, Femke Morf & Thomas Etter, just might be your perfect escape plan from the urban jungle.

0 Designer: Thomas Etter

Arresting Development

Arresting Development

Fetishes are an interesting phenomenon, you never know when something might peak your curiosity and strike you in a gratifying way. Rarely in life does an object instantly make you raise an eyebrow and re-imagine what turns you on, sexually or any other way. Little, if anything is known about this Handcuff watch by Luis Berumen dubbed “ZeroPointZero”, but I believe he has successfully tapped into humanities deep fascination with possession and control.

0 Designer: Luis Berumen

Keep Feet Clean

Keep Feet Clean

Feet rinses are quite common in many Asian cultures but tubs aren’t exactly ergonomic enough to facilitate. Designer Sein Park wanted to design a feet washing basin that was comfortable to use, safe, and compact. The result is a simple flip down base with a channel below to catch excess water. The height sits at a perfect 50-60 cm from the floor so none of that awkward bending over.

0 Designer: Sein Park

A Very Sticky Chair

A Very Sticky Chair

Don’t worry glue is not the operative here. It’s called the Sticky Chair because well, it’s a bunch of sticks jutting out from cross center. Design Samwoong Lee intentions were to create a form that looked like active movement; an explosion from a center point creating new space by shooting in every direction.

0 Designer: Samwoong Lee