Posts Tagged ‘furniture’
Netherlands-based designer Ka-Lai Chan’s latest furniture collection, “The Ordinary Family,” is a 5-piece art collection filled with furniture bursting with colorful growths. Each piece is a conceptual work of art, symbolically representing an individual family member.
For fellow office potatoes who spend oodles of time at the computer, or those of you who’ve just gotta sit in snazzy comfort, check out the Generation Chair by Knoll. This is one stylish little desk chair. It’s sleek in both form and function and looks pretty much gorgeous accenting any old desk. Best yet it completely holds up to the test time: 10+ hours at your desk in this chair will leave you kink free. Ergonomically correct? Check. Environmentally friendly? Check. Colorful and flashy? Check, and check.
These unique chairs, designed by South African designer Katie Thompson, are perfect for world travelers and those looking to bring a little adventure into their home. Katie’s company, REcreate, produces recycled furniture, lighting, and interior accessories from found objects that combine high-end finishes with eclectic South African flair.
These fun knitted stools were created by Irish textile designer Claire-anne O’Brien. They are just about the coziest little stools I’ve ever seen.
This imaginative glass globe doorknob designed by Hideyuki Nakayama provides a sneak peak of things to come by reflecting none other than the room on the other side of the door!
[ via Spoon & Tamago ]
These furry couches by Fernando and Humberto Campana are so fun! How great would a livingroom look furnished with these plush babies alongside some colorful mirrored cabinets by the talented duo? And I have to mention that their website is super creative as well and filled with interesting interactive experiences.
[ via designboom ]
Hongtao Zhou is a furniture designer and performance artist who started out studying chemistry in Harbin, China and ended up working as a furniture designer and sculptor, obtaining a Ph.D. in furniture design from Purdue University along the way. The wax chairs pictured above are from his series “Burniture” and are made to be lit until the candles finally burn, melt, and collapse the piece.
“These small wicks are burning down the “coldness” of the icy-looking wax chairs. Cold chairs generate “hot” seats, baking, melting and disappearing. At the same time, the hot wax liquid is melting down into “icicles.” Conflicts. Over consumption will weaken the chair system and eventually cause chair figures to collapse. It is just a matter of time. Burn the ice, burn our seats, burn us.” —Hongtao Zhou
Many of Hongtao’s works, such as his snow furniture pieces below, involve manipulation of ice and snow.
[ via hongtaozhou.com ]
This installation, titled “cabinet” by Misha Kahn caught my eye straight off. Maybe it’s the concept of everything having its own cubby, or its own specific place in the big scheme of things, but something about it just feels so darn reassuring. It’s extremely visually pleasing from a designer’s standpoint as well, with perfectly customized containers for everything.
“After scanning the hoards of chachkis lying on my bedroom floor I printed out life size puzzle pieces and arranged them into this curious thought bubble.” —Misha Kahn
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