Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Our fellow Cornell Architecture grad Ben Uyeda started HomeMade Modern and can guide you in making DIY (like the Blocktagons above) stuff that doesn’t involve crochet work, doilies, or pictures of cats. Check out more videos to get started.
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
The sketch says it all – shelf + closet/cupboard in one – the Cutline line series by Alessandro Busana and Smooth Plane.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Chairs Game rethinks what a game should and could be.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
The Spike Chair by Alexander Lervik is really intriguing – I love how different and how beautifully sculptural it is. I’d definitely be curious to see how comfortable it actually is, but it looks great.
The Spike chair is unique in shape. The seat and seat back are fashioned from a number of rods, like a bed of nails, which collectively mimic the curve of a body. The base of the chair is made of tubular steel, welded together with a three-millimetre steel base plate. The upper section is made of turned ash components.
Alexander Lervik gained inspiration for his new chair during a trip to the Philippines.”One day it poured with rain. Raining stair rods, as they say, and that’s exactly how it was. The shafts of rain resembled slanted lines and in that rain I suddenly saw the outlines of Spike in front of me,” says Alexander.
He had long intended creating a follow-up to Red Chair (2005) when the image of Spike suggested itself in the rain on the Philippines. Spike, like its predecessor, will only be sold in a limited edition. It is not suited to mass production due to its unique shape, but, as with Red Chair, should be seen as an artistic object for those interested in design.
To make the chair ergonomic it was necessary for the rods to be produced in a number of different shapes. The 60 rods vary in length, with 30 different sizes in total.
“I wanted to create a sculptural chair with a strong graphic identity. It was a challenge to make Spike comfortable despite its distinctive appearance,” says Alexander.
Spike is to be sold in a limited edition of ten via Gallerie Pascale.
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
The Ane Stool by Troy Backhouse reminds me of a dinosaur skeleton. So pretty.
Ane stool is a solid timber stool with a powder coated steel frame. The seat is formed through the unique use of multiple pieces of one shape of wood positioned and cut in a dynamic way. The simple placement of three geometric circles allows the Ane timber stool to be cut in a way to give the appearance of a complex furniture piece.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
David Okum’s Made Collection is beautifully minimal. The collection features salt and pepper shakers, a trivet, coat pegs, and a desktop organizer. The Made Collection is on Kickstarter, and you can support their campaign here.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
How beautiful is this bathroom sink by Michael Hilgers for ex.t shop? I want! Also lovely is the Ray Mirror, which mimics the design of the sink, and slides to reveal a two small storage compartments behind the glass.
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Ha. This is awesome – the world’s first polished concrete Eames lounge chair and ottomon by Fred Lives Here. Fred takes modern design classics and modifies them into one-of-a-kind pieces. Charles the Chair has been produced as an edition of 45. If I had one, I would love to have this in my yard.
Friday, December 14th, 2012
Gorgeous. I love the patterns that the stacked edge grain makes in these JAC Side Tables by Gavin Coyle.
British Designer Gavin Coyle has created a set of turned side tables using fast growing Douglas fir. Each piece uses one plank of timber which has been cut and stacked together in a particular sequence, highlighting the distinctive appearance of the annual growth rings. Decorative patterns emerge as each consecutive piece is folded on itself flowing from the bottom of the table to the top. These blanks are then machined on a lathe to form geometric profiles before being finished with a white oil.