Archive for the ‘ Furniture ’ Category

Colourful Cabinets

Launched at London Design Week as part of Tent, I saw this piece from Yorkshire-based designer Anthony Hartley. Using oak, he creates these colourful cabinets by hand laminating each ply drawer, spraying and lacquering. The bright range of colours cry out to be touched, with their smooth wave like texture.

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Plus Side Table

The Plus Side Table by designers Goodwin + Goodwin is designed so it can be assembled in moments without the need for tools and fittings. Made in the UK it comes flat packed in a smell box with the legs nestled inside. The legs simply slot together in a square formation leaving a cross at each corner raised, this allows the top to be securely fitted to the legs. The cross also presents a nice graphic element to the design. The table are currently available in white and mint green. The legs are birch plywood with a powder-coated table-top. Available from Goodwin + Goodwin.

Found on Design Milk

The Life After Corkage

An inspirational design of a bar stool and an ottoman from Gessato. Looking more at the bar stool side of the design, it shows how a restaurant can recycle the many wine and champagne corks they use into furniture. I believe that the corks acting as a cushion would be much more comfortable than some of the other stools i’ve seen made from plastic that you can sit on for only about 5 minutes. The corks are enclosed in a breathable, durable mesh fabric allowing the seat to move with the body. Love the idea.

 

Available to buy from Gessato

Sliding Coffee Table

The REK Coffee Table by designer and architect Reinier de Jong adapts to your needs. Using easy slide out sections, this coffee table can be shortened or lengthened according to the occasion. Built-in stops make sure the sliding parts aren’t moved too far. The top and sides are made from white HPL and the edges finished with your choice of wood. I guess this is another design that to reach it’s full potential and use would need to be in a large area or space. Nice job though. Available from Reinier de Jong.

Found on Design Milk

Hole in the Floor

Hole in the Floor is a serious of ingenious shelving units for a private commission in 2010. From the design studio Raw Edges, these units are based on the idea of things ending unexpectedly. The resemble vertical drawers that are sliced at the bottom. Not quite sure how they get those books so far down, but it’s an interesting concept, making you do a double take. Simple and thought provoking.

Found on Freshome

Bathroom Sink Design

From the Italian company Componendo comes this beautiful collection called Quattordici. Using a combination of stainless steel and walnut/rosewood they create a gorgeous contrast between the harshest of materials, and the softest. Accentuating the difference with a slant in the legs. Beautiful statement piece.

Found on Freshome

Toolbox to Wall Storage

A great Before and After sequence from Kim Knoll shown on Design Sponge. Using the shell of an old tool box, she revamped it and attached it to her wall for an eye-catching display! Kim says “A great tip for getting the life back in wood that’s aged a little too much is to use a wood conditioner. It’s great for restoring the original wood, but still keeps the aged effect.

Found on Design Sponge

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