Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 08/09/2011 - 10:56
I always loved hammocks, the association with springtime and lazy summer days. Just laying on that comfortable netting as you drift off into a impromptu nap. Well it seems Henry Sgourakis was inspired by hammocks as well when he created the NOOK chair. The chair and ottoman combination created with similar crocheted rope work, creates a doily like bungie net to catch your tired body. As you lay back the material expands and you fit comfortably inside.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 07/09/2011 - 10:30
Ben Fredriksson is a carpenter and furniture designer from Finland whose folding Crossover chair is inspired by a classic 70s chair. Meant for a patio or deck, Crossover is a great chair for lounging and relaxing. Crossover is made of ash with painted sides available in five colors. It also folds up for convenient storage. Ben is looking for producers, but you can purchase one by contacting him through his website.
Submitted by Bonthom on Sun, 04/09/2011 - 11:36
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 31/08/2011 - 12:11
Anti Stress Chair’, the work of polish designer bashko trybek manufactured by paris-based outdoorz gallery. is a customizable wireframe unique chair featuring hundreds stress balls to create its cushioning. It comes in large (240 ball) ‘low chair’ and a small (128 ball) Users can place stress balls in each of the spaces of the wireframe, arranging them as desired into stripes or patterns. The colours of stress balls are magenta, cyan, yellow, black, and white to match the printing raster, turning the entire piece into a playful and interactive interpretation of printing pixels.
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 25/08/2011 - 10:23
There are many animal-inspired pieces today like a giraffe-shaped sideboard or a bear-shaped bag chair. Designer Maximo Riera was inspired by several animals and started his collection of chairs. Rhino and Walrus Chairs are ones of the strangest chairs I’ve ever seen. There is also an Octopus Chair of which we have already told you. They really remind of these animals but are very comfortable and soft. They are all done in black color; such chairs are really odd but they would fit a surrealistic interior. Lion, Beetle and Whale Chairs are coming soon in the collection. Each piece is limited to 20 copies. Isn’t it crazy to seat on an octopus or on the back of a walrus?
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 18/08/2011 - 10:45
While I can't seem to discern much about mysterious studioArchgoemeter except that they're based in Chicago, principal / founder / otherwise-related-party Zackery Belanger is willing to share details about their latest project "Ljus," a concept chair.
Ljus was designed by applying swarm intelligence to a three-dimensional point cloud of Leah Jung. By giving each point in the cloud autonomy and assessing mathematical relationships to surrounding points, swarm behavior was harnessed, and through a linearly-constrained transformation, a chair based on the human form was defined.
Yet the anthropomorphic aspect is restrained, almost abstracted: there's a vaguely bridge-like quality to the frontal view, despite the subtle yet sensuous curve of the seat itself, which is most clearly visible in its silhouette.
Meanwhile, the taut black latex straps that form the seat itself underscore the sexual connotations of "Ljus," as does the chair's semblance to a platform heel (not least for its espadrille-like construction). The result is a visually compelling article of furniture that belies its conceptual basis even as "Ljus" raises questions about the design choices from materials to final form.
This experimental process is not arbitrary: the spatial relationships between points represent the complex and beautiful geometry of the individual, and under careful transformation some of these relationships are maintained. The shape of the seat and back, and the curved surfaces of the sides are a direct response to the properties of the human body.
Though the technique has tremendous potential for mass customization, the Ljus project sought one form for use by anyone. It was fabricated and finished by hand, with each of its 1804 blocks individually laid, like bricks, using a ruler and a reference plane.
Still, I'm not convinced that the materials and construction technique would be appropriate for a less voluptuous model, such that "mass customization" might require more work than a 3D scan. (On the other hand, the current incarnation of "Ljus" is certainly a big improvement from this.)
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 12/08/2011 - 10:27
File this under the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category! Nieuwe Heren, a Dutch design firm ran by two designers in their twenties, came up with a chair and lamp combo that could be accommodated in the smallest of spaces. They made it to provide parents a seat on which to read their children a bedtime story with a lamp at the ready. When you’re done using it, lean it against the wall and leave the lamp on for a bit of ambient light. Cool.
Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 11/08/2011 - 13:08
Pelly Chair by designer Laura Väinölä is designed in different funny shapes including smiles. The chair is made of some colorful pegs and a holder; the pegs are covered with soft fabric. This is a very funny and playful piece aiming at grown-ups and their kids. This amazing seat develops creativity in the children: they may arrange any patterns and colors as they like; it’s also delightful for the grown-ups as you can change the look of the chair according to your mood. It’s a practical and exciting design for anybody, choose your colors and patterns and change the seat as you like every day!
Submitted by Bonthom on Sat, 30/07/2011 - 13:14
Richard Clarkson created this fantastic seating called Cradle. This chair may be used for indoors and outdoors, it makes you feel sleepy and comfortable. Cradle has a semi-round shape, it can move like a rocking chair. The entire seating is made of natural wood and inside it you’ll find a mattress that would make your lying inside comfortable. The soft cradle for grown-ups and children would make you calm, sleepy and you’ll be able to relax as much as possible. Put this piece into your garden and relax in the shadow of some bushes and read. Bring more relaxation to your life with Cradle!
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 22/07/2011 - 11:37
Coat Check is a chair design that seeks to encourage people to hang their coats up properly. The design simply appropriates the plastic hangers and the steel bar from a standard closet and creates a chair from those elements. The idea is to bring these items out into the open to be seen and thus remembered on a daily basis. The chair could be great for house parties or just daily routine. Coat Check also has the potential to be used in women’s clothing boutiques, helping with dressing room organization.