March 29, 2012
Wooden furniture is very rarely recycled, and we usually dump them as they get older. Such an attitude is born out of misconception that wood can’t be recycled. It’s not true; look what we have for you here.
A century ago, furniture in households and offices were all made up of wood. Later, with the advent of technology, and invention of newer raw materials, wood gave way to other material. And, towards the later part of history, we found that wooden articles were more convenient and comfortable. But their availability seems to be the major deterrent nowadays. It is here designers at Kann recognized the importance of recycled wooden products. Most of their products are composed of merely three strips of wooden palettes.
Their designs are very simple and attractive in appearance. Moreover, they don’t bear any clue that they are recycled stuff. All are as good as fresh products.
March 25, 2012
Love the texture of this Sedici storage unit by Roberto and Stefano Truzzolillo. Made of solid wood, the piece is assembled with cuts of 45 degrees so that the external edges will turn out to simply be thin lines. It reminds us of basket weaving.
March 13, 2012
Norwegian designer Kaia Helene Lien Lisveen has created a simple, functional and modern dresser that displays a fun way of interacting with a piece of furniture. The Peekaboo Dresser features round elements integrated in a contemporary overall design.
The drawers open outwards by pushing them sideways. By using neutral colours, the designer ensured that the Peekaboo Dresser will match any modern home. The design and colour palette merge with the environment and create a stunning contemporary atmosphere. Hiding clutter can become a thing of the past – the dresser invites you to enjoy cleaning up and touching its round, sinuous shape.
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March 3, 2012
Functional and simple modern furniture is tall in the saddle now. This storage unit called An Furniture by Seoul designers KAMKAM is inspired by ax sheets (A3, A4, A5, etc) have “Golden Ratio” that promotes productivity by keeping the dimensions always in the same ratio of width: length when they are folded in half. Each piece can be reconstructed or configured the way you need: you can create a closet, a bookshelf, a storage cabinet and a drawer. The piece looks like a furniture sculpture, it’s irreplaceable, especially if you live alone. The colors would match almost any space.
February 20, 2012
Is it possible to make a cool and original open drawer unit of a usual plastic box? Sure! Take branches (cotton wood gives the blonde wood effect), spray paint, cork sheets, chop saw, ruler, pencil, hot glue gun and table legs. Drill in the table legs to the bottom of your box. Hot glue cork to the sides and top of the box to make an even surface. Use the chop saw to cut the branches into 3/4″ thick pieces. Lay out the varied cut pieces into the pattern of your choice. Hot glue all the pieces onto the cork on the two sides. Now you can fill the box with everything you want like books or magazines and enjoy!
February 17, 2012
Displaying the core idea behind drawer design – the lack of frames that hold the drawers together – the Stack is a modern representation of creative furniture design. Designer Shay Alkalay from Raw Edges created a colourful, fun and functional stack of drawers for the modern lifestyle. Manufactured by Established & Sons, the Stack – as it was called – lacks some apparently necessary elements, like the exterior frame, back panel and runners on each drawer.
Instead, the tower of stacked drawers features a versatile design that allows you to push and pull the drawers in both directions. The designer constructed a floating tower of drawers that questions “our perception of what a drawer unit can be.” Made from MDF and plywood, the Stack is available in three colour combinations: reds, greens and neutrals. You can choose to have 8 or 13 drawers that will surely catch the attention of anyone. Don’t you just love this cheery drawer design?