Posts tagged ‘furniture’
Even though I know it would fall dangerously close to the “novelty” end of the furniture spectrum, I can’t get Outdoorz Gallery’s super fun Anti Stress Chair out of my mind. It’s colorful and interactive, yet still impressively simple. I also generally appreciate the application of a familiar item (such as a stress ball) in a novel manner (such as becoming a component of a chair).
Thanks to Design Milk for the discovery (and the image).
March 3’s daily design idea is what common object could you reappropriate for furniture?
Also too good not to share… I’m a huge fan of the (gorgeous) final products and of the impressively low-waste process. From the designer’s website:
RE:cover – Bespoke dresses for old chairs.
“The project looks to the beauty of those shapes that never change. Fredrik takes his inspiration from classic tailoring, such as suits and dinner jackets that never go out of style. By using old chairs from flea markets and removing the backrest, replacing it with a new textile dress/structure of mouldable polyester felt, he is creating “slow fashion” furniture, giving the old chairs a new glance.”
These extremely unique and, understandably, limited edition chairs are by Studio Fredrik Färg. They are created from finding existing chairs and giving them “a new cover of 100% recyclable polyester felt.”
To see another great low-waste chair design – coincidentally also in felt – check out Fox & Freeze‘s ff1 chair.
March 14’s daily design idea is recycling is sexy.
I’ve recently come across some wheeled furniture lately, and I can’t decide whether or not I’d be able to stop worrying about them disastrously rolling into something. From least to most fear-inducing, they are:
Marcel Breuer’s f 41 lounge on wheels
Gae Aulenti’s Tavolo con Ruote
David Garcia Studio’s Archive II
December 14’s daily design idea is how much (if at all) do you worry about the predictability of your furniture?
After seeing Marcel Wanders‘ Sparkling Chair for Magis on Dezeen, I instantly thought it was super clever and cute. I also instantly started thinking about what other items I would pair with it… and here’s what I came up with:
Clockwise from bottom left:
1. Pietro Chiesa’s Fontana Table series
2. Richard Hutton’s Dandelion Floor Lamp
3. Marcel Wanders‘ Sparkling Chair
4. Ivory Rug with Textured Circles from Domestic Modern
5. Rain Mirror by Ironies
December 8’s daily design idea is furniture can sometimes be the best source of inspiration for other furniture. It was sort of fun to think of an interior in this way. Maybe I’ll tackle the Shanghai Togo next?
At my day job, we’ve been doing a lot of research on interior furnishings this past month, so I’ve been subconsciously thinking a lot more about interior design and decoration than I normally would. In honor of this, I wanted to share a few conceptual combinations that I’ve been playing around with.
First up is Pink Zebra!
On a side note, I don’t think the Nendo chairs are actually meant for sitting on… but HAY’s Spider Woman chair would be a good alternative and/or adding in a Zebra Cowhide Cube from Design Within Reach.
Update: Making Waves (a newly discovered FLOR carpet tile) is one more variation to through into the mix. I’d probably do Pink or Earthen – or a mix of the two.
December 7’s daily design idea is boldly feminine colors are a great way to warm up a tubular steel look.
Red is easily my favorite color, so it goes without saying that I’m wild for the following designs…
For people who have classic taste with a twist: Haydon Studio’s Lounger
November 21’s daily design idea is I love red for its boldness, its warmth, and (when used best) its restrained dynamism.
“The majority of the events and exhibitions on show here in Vienna during its design week are set in beautifully historic buildings that have been designed in the 19th or early 20th century by…
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