Office workers can sleep, grow plants, pour themselves a cocktail and work out in each of these specialised hubs created by students at ÉCAL university.The structures are created using Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's Workbays system – a set of flexible dividers for Vitra that are designed to let offices be customised into different areas as needed.Created to combat the "too rigid cubicle offices of..
milan design week 2017: for this year’s event, lighting company faro barcelona introduced ‘han’, a lamp-coat hanger designed by álvaro goula and pablo figuera. the product is the result of a first collaboration between both spanish studios. ‘when we were asked to design a wall lamp which at the same time had to be a coat hanger, the first thing we thought was that it was going to be complicated ..
Given their name, you’d expect all interior barn doors to be rustic looking and confined to, well, barns. But despite their name, barn doors can add a contemporary look to your interior and make it easier for you to connect the various spaces in your home. They save space by not swinging open and they’re great in settings where you want to conceal things but still be able to access them quickly...
The Verve shape is based on three fundamental geometrical forms: the circle, the triangle and the square. The circular shell actually consists of triangles that gradually transform into a rectangular seat, creating a surprising yet familiar shape with truly remarkable sculptural properties. The nature of the chair seems to change depending on the angle from which it is viewed.Verve’s compact sha..
The idea of leg-supported seating units does not appeal much to Polish designer Iwona Kosicka, who recently created SWING, her version of a comfortable chair. This playful piece showcases elegant woodwork and hangs from the ceilings of character-filled rooms. SWING is an example of a high-quality and minimalist design, as well as an open invitation to good, clean fun. No time for morning exercis..
Designer Michael Young has created a sculptural armchair named Roxanne for Italian furniture manufacturer Gufram. Inspired by disco decor and Michael Young’s passion for The Police in the 70’s, Roxanne combines ergonomics with technology to create a sculptural armchair. The the shape of the chair is made from an extruded polyurethane form, which is then upholstered in fabric, allowing for an inf..
Joe Gebbia, who co-founded home rental website Airbnb, has designed a range of adaptable, modular office furniture for American brand Bernhardt Design. The Neighbourhood series includes modular sofas, connected tables and stools designed for open-plan offices, and was launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York earlier this week. Gebbia – who originally trained a..
nendo‘s ‘flow’ collection for alias is characterised by its additional container which appears to drop below the surface of the object. the series which consists of a table, vase, shelf, and smaller coffee table presents a seamless fusion between both components which can hold something on top or within. the contrast between the geometric and rigid structures against the softness of the containe..
Japanese designer Takeshi Sawada, has designed a collection of quirky farm animal inspired stools for design brand EO – Elements Optimal. The collection is made up of three stools, Bambi, Sheep and Cow, with the design of the back of the stools and the faux fur seat easily telling you which animal it takes after. Each of designs are have a seat height of 33cm (just over 1 foot) and have a solid ..
Dutch design studio Waarmakers has used standard cardboard tubing to create a ceiling light that can be assembled from its own packaging.The R16 lamp is delivered in a cardboard cylinder that contains the various components needed to transform the tube into a light – thereby reducing waste.The cardboard tube has a central perforated section, which is laser cut. After the cylinder is unwrapped, t..