February 24th, 2014
Roentgen Objects are genuinely remarkable pieces of furniture:
The furniture is a process – an event – a seemingly endless sequence of new spatial conditions and states expanding outward into the room around it.
Each piece is a controlled explosion of carpentry with no real purpose other than to test the limits of volumetric self-demonstration, offering little in the way of useful storage space and simply showing off, performing, a spatial Olympics of shelves within shelves and spaces hiding spaces.
February 14th, 2014
Regenerative Candle Forms New Ones As It Melts:
Candles lend themselves extremely well to recycling, but the only problem is that it often requires some effort on your part, and the potential to make a mess. The Rekindle candlestick holder from Benjamin Shine on the other hand, takes care of all the hard work for you, and only requires that you insert a new wick every time your candle is “reborn.”
Neat. Literally and figuratively speaking.
[Via The Morning News]
July 12th, 2013
If you're quick, $13,999 could buy you a limited edition Quartz Armchair:
It is not often that we come across furniture items inspired by mathematical series. However, the Quartz Armchair (the collaborative effort of CTRL ZAK and Davide Barzaghi) changes our perception of furniture with its juxtaposition of a two-dimensional beech wood structure and the three-dimensional, 'volumetric' padding. These padding elements are comprised of uniform shapes of pentagons and hexagons, while being upholstered in natural fibers. As a result, the overall system of the armchair presents itself as a micro-habitat, with the remarkable fusion of natural wood, aluminum and geometric bearing.
March 14th, 2013
May 2nd, 2012
Another day, another bit of furniture. Yesterday it was Bed Cartography, today it's chairs:
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
Carpeting as furniture:
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.