May 2nd, 2012
If you hang out with industrial designers, one thing you may have noticed is that they're really into chairs.
[...] Every design school graduate wants a cool-looking chair in their portfolio, and chair design can be a savagely competitive field. [...]
I hate to piss on the party, but chairs suck. All of them. No designer has ever made a good chair, because it is impossible. Some are better than others, but all are bad. [...]
[Via Arts & Letters Daily]
February 20th, 2011
I like this Push and Store Cabinet a lot.
I can imagine it being especially useful as a bedside 'bookshelf.' Place it within an arm's length of your bedside, then when you're finished with your night's reading and are too drowsy to faff around placing your book neatly back on its shelf you need only close the book and thrust out your arm in more or less the general direction of the push and store cabinet: the cabinet 'grabs' the book no matter what orientation you're holding it, and you're done.
[Via Bookshelf Porn]
April 3rd, 2010
Created by Shin Yamashita, a student at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Land Peel is a foam floor covering which also has panels that flip up and fold, to become any sort of furniture you might need: From a table, to a backrest, to a drink tray, to a footrest, to a pillow.
Versatile, but possibly not very comfortable.
[Via Kevan Davis]
February 27th, 2010
April 10th, 2008
It would be a terrible shame to sully the most beautiful sideboard ever by actually storing things in or on it:
Created using ecologically safe paint (ELI ecolightinside), this "Fullmoon" sideboard furniture has the ability to "create special effects" in the dark. [...] The "Fullmoon" will be on-view at the SOHO temporary gallery in Milan during the "dEMOsign" exhibition April 18-20, 2008.