Strangely enough, the creative duo behind these hybrid synthetic/organic designs will be the first to tell you: even they are not sure what the piece will look like when the resin solidifies and the finished object is revealed. Michael Thomas Host and Tanja Hinder of mth woodworking in Vancouver, BC, use sections of trees ranging from 60 to 600 years old to craft new works. The idea? Chaotic nature moves into contemporary contexts (and can be easily cleaned and eaten off of) but still use 100% all-natural materials.
I thought those of you looking for a little kitchen inspiration might enjoy the following kitchens from the folks at Dovetail~Workers in Wood . They are based in Hampshire, UK, and obviously take pride in their work and create dream kitchens for each one of their clients. I love the details they've included in some of their kitchens - from a compost drawer to a little niche for trays. Check those out after the jump. First up, some kitchens that caught my eye.
If you think that modern fireplace designs are boring than the Terragen fireplace by a young UK company, Flying Cavalries. It’s inspired by those natural pheonomena that are a source of enourmous energy: volcanoes. This fireplace can easily become the heart of your home and become a source of energy for you after the working day. Its colors go from red and melt into gray so even when it isn’t working it’s still an eye-catching sculptural object. Colorful Volcano Inspired Fireplace
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January 3rd, 2011 It’s a new year and along with it comes a remarkable collection via Flickr from one my most-favorable categories: Mid-century Modern. These chairs come from the 50s, 60s, and 70s; while some lived on, a number fell by the wayside for obvious reasons. The Chairs of Mid-Century Modern
first image wooden carpet image © designboom [d3] design talents , currently in its fourth year at imm cologne 2010 , is presenting a showcase of design projects by students, recent graduates, young professionals and design studios. it is divided into the three events: [d3] contest, [d3] professionals and [d3] schools. amongst many other invited talents, german textile designer elisa strozyk is showcasing her wooden textiles carpet made from veneer offcuts. her technique in creating this piece is to laser cut the veneer pieces and bond them onto fabric. the wooden carpet can lie flat on the floor, but can also be playfully positioned due to its surprisingly flexible form. conceptually, her work intends to look at materials in new ways. she is interested in re-evaluating our presumptions about the resources we use, especially as our environmental wealth continually diminishes today. wooden carpet, 0.06cm X 110cm X 210cm
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Incredible Furniture Designs 2009 In between all the new year preparations, the oh so familiar resolutions and spending time with loved ones, we here at Furniture Fashion decided to wear our introspective hats and toast all the furniture and interior designs that left an impact in 2009. While ringing in 2010, we thought we would take a nostalgic walk down the memory lane with our readers. So without further ado, we bring you the best designs of 2009. Human Furniture Photography Exhibit Using the nude male and female form as inanimate objects without making it look lewd or vulgar is nothing short of genius. David BlÃ¡zquez’s photography exhibit called “ human furniture ” was nothing sort of path-breaking.
Rafael Morgan: furniture Click on the images to make them larger The HEX is another project for the U.D.O Collection (Unidentified Design Object). It works as a cloth hanger, a coat rack, a book shelf or whatever you want. Its modular design allows you to use one or many of them and it´s supposed to be produced in several cool gradient colors.
Sofa beds sneak two functions into one piece of furniture, but these designs go beyond the binary ‘convertible couch’ typology to be completely modular, comfortable for sitting up, laying back or lying down in any number of custom configurations. This seating set from Zuiver builds on the classic fold-out footrest and flip-up backrest concepts of an easy chair, but take such loungers to new levels by expanding the entire idea horizontally into a multi-person love seat, then stretch it further to a full-length sleep-friendly sofa. Each modular segment can be flipped in, out, up or down as desired by the people using each part of the seating space – a pair of chairs can be formed within the larger whole of the couch, or the entire system can open and accommodate a couple comfortably. Smaller versions are also interesting craft experiments, but the purpose seems less clear in a simple lounge chair variant.
what a makeover! this made me feel 'myownapartamentsick' even more than ever :) bulb-lamp is great, i also made something like that, but there were less bulbs so the effect wasn't that stunning. love the shower, look really great, also the brick wall and, what surprised me, that green tone in the bedroom. you had great ideas and you fortunately put them into effect. the one thing i dislike is a study room. i hate that desk and chair, they just so boring actually. but i adore the red wall and those cat-things, sorry, i have no idea how to call it. ;) great job!