This Memory Desk is a tool to record all the small items you write down once, but intend to forget tomorrow.I've come to realize that I'm somewhat obsessed with how we remember the past. This is the latest installment in that series and a more serious attempt at furniture making. There are a hundreds of little things that we don't try to remember every year or even every week. Does the sum of al..
American designer Evan Fay, has created a sculptural furniture piece named the Lawless Chair. Designed as a celebration of irregularity within a system, Evan says, “Taking ownership of truthful possessions, finding comfort in dystopia, and beauty in chaos may be a confronting reality, and opportunity to embrace new expressions in design.” from contemporist
Architects Katjusa Kranjc Kuhar and Rok Kuhar of Slovenian design brand PIKKA, have created a collection of wood side tables (or shelves) that hang down from the ceiling. Named Circulum, the collection has three different designs, Ring, Bowl and Wave, with each shelf or table having a slightly different appearance. One has a definite ring around the edge, the bowl has a seamless curved appearanc..
Izoard is a chair with a special visible varnished metal structure and a soft seat covered in leather or eco- leather that offers a contemporary version of the classic living room chair. The soft and sinuous shapes of the seat combine elegance and comfort and create a contrast with the squared and metal structure that gives the chair a strong character. Izoard is slightly elongated with very sof..
After visiting a cafe and not having anywhere to hang his bag as he enjoyed his drink, industrial product designer Phebos Xenakis, set out to design a bistro table that would solve this problem. Named Trapesi, the small table is designed so that each of the four corners has a fold in it, suitable for hanging a bag.The table, which is made from solid oak, has a steel middle section with each corn..
A subway-inspired sofa is among designs by Konstantin Grcic, Philippe Starck, the Bouroullec brothers and Patricia Urquiola to be launched by Cassina at Milan design week.Grcic turned to both the history of Milan and Cassina to create the Soft Props sofa, which foregoes a traditional backrest in favour of a steel pipe that runs around the seats.The detail references subway handrails from the Mil..
Danish studio Norm Architects' Tone Cabinets is designed to dampen noise in the home as well as the office. Created for Swedish brand Zilenzio – which specialises in acoustic products – the furniture is designed to absorb noise while remaining pleasing to the eye. According to the studio, the fabric-covered cabinets absorb certain frequencies of sound where needed the most, and are aimed at impr..
This flat-pack bamboo bench and trestle by German designer Stefan Diez is held together with string and doesn't require any tools or fixings to assemble. Diez showed the Soba collection, which he designed in 2015, during his talk at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town earlier this month.It features a bamboo bench and a pair of trestles that can support a tabletop. Each trunk has been left ..
Having a portable kitchen island has many benefits; they can be moved easily around the kitchen to make meal prep more convenient, they can be re-positioned to accommodate guests, and they’re a great way to add a modern industrial touch to your space. Here are 8 examples of portable kitchen islands in modern homes making life easier and more convenient. from contemporist
When you get flowers, you typically put them in a vase and put the vase on a table. But what if you had a table just for your flowers? Prague based design studio, Vjemy, went with the idea and created a table that perfectly fits a vase and not much else. The detachable glass vase adds a more decorative look to the table and lets the flowers and their stems become part of the table, adding to the..