‘Cheap Ass Elites’ is a chair installation by Swedish designer Saran Yen Panya. With the installation he wants to criticise what is socially considered ‘high’ or ‘low’ in regards to design, by combining cheap mass produced objects like plastic baskets with parts of classic upperclass furniture. ‘Combining mass-produced household objects and plastic elements the installation sarcastically illustrates[...]
Love this ‘Space Invaders Couch’ designed by Igor Chak, based on the famous Arcade game. Unfortunately it’s only a concept at the moment, Igor is still searching for partners to help him producing it. Contact him, if you’re interested.
Pieke Bergmans makes great lamps or rather ‘Light Blubs’ as she calls them. The lamps are presented at Art Paris, as part of her Design Virus collection. ‘You may wonder: What is a light blub?? The answer is simple: it is a light bulb that has gone way out of line. Infected by the dreaded[...]
What’s the function of a chair, if you don’t sit on it? With this in mind Karen Ryan created the concept for her ‘Body USA’ project. For her a chair represents a person, just like chairs that remind her of the one her grandmother used to sit on. When she passed away, the chair passed[...]
Great and green set of furniture named ‘Furnibloom‘, designed by landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir from Iceland. Inside the plexiglass construction you can grow flowers and herbs while it also functions as a chair. Pretty ideal for use in small spaces like balconies. Furnibloom @ New Nordic Landscapes exhibition at the World EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.
Wonderful handcrafted mechanical wooden ‘Walking Table’ by Dutch designer Wouter Scheublin that comes to life when you give it a push! I don’t see many occasions on which you would require a walking table, but it surely looks great. Wouter also did an ever so cool ‘Walking Bookcase’, check out the photo down below…
Two great series of pop culture inspired sculptures by Finnish artist Jiri Geller. Jiri works with iconic forms of contemporary culture and mixes them with a feel of death and violence. Veryvery nice.
The Estonian artist Mati Karmin creates objects, mainly furniture pieces, out of old marine mines found in the Gulf of Finland. I guess is one of the most brilliant ways of recycling old lethal weapons, originally meant to kill and destroy, into useful stuff like beds, arm-chairs and baby carriers.
‘Newspaperwood’ is a brilliant idea and product by Dutch designer Mieke Meijer and produced in collaboration with Dutch designlabel Vij5. Instead of the normal procedure of making paper out of wood, the process goes the other way around. A pile of newspapers are layered and glued together in such a way that they represent the[...]