Creative and unusual chairs made by the world’s most talented designers. Laundry Chair Multifunctional chair with integrated laundry bag for your clothing. [link] Shadow Chair Gravity defying chair with two legs is supported by a metal shadow. Pencil Chair Oyster Chair When folded it is a cushion, when unfolded it a comfortable chair. Walrus Chair Tube Chair Unusual chair made out of tubes by talented designer Tom Price. Corner Chairs Sugar Chair Candy inspired chair made out of pure sugar by Pieter Brenner. Silhouette Chair Modern chair designed to be easily transformable into a bench. Rhino Chair Silk Chair Chair consists of silk thread tightened around a bearing oak frame. Mini Cooper Chair David Gawthorpe transformed front end of a real car into a chair. Bamboo Chair Tea ceremony chair made by Japanese designer Hiroki Takada. Melting Chair Unique chair by Philipp Aduatz designed to look like it is melting. Inception Chair Amazing chair by Vivian Chiu is made out of ten smaller chairs.
DIY: Furniture MakeoversI'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. *Click here to read the details on how they transformed the inside...
Hug Chair by Ilian MilinovA Chair for Clingy Lovers If you’ve ever had someone sit in your lap, you know that 15 minutes is about the max your legs can handle. It’s really not fair. Designer: Ilian MilinovFridge concept on Industrial Design ServedFridge concept Outside surface of the fridge looks like compositionwith right and clear geometry. There is light on the doors, that also showswhen the fridge is on. When the door is open light is switching on and off.In this project all elements have new places. Thefirst new thing is an inclined triangle shelf for comfortable keeping the bottlesthere. In this way cellar can be created, or it can be just a place for juice.The next new thing is a movable shelf. Such systemhelps to solve some problems and use the fridge in a more comfortable manner.You can move the shelf and take what you want ( for comfort there are specialholes for fingers)One more interesting thing is a shelf with changingheight.
Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to SleepThere is no escaping those innate and early-learned associations – for some, it means sleeping to gentle noises on planes, and for others, the act of rocking tilts us softly into a deep slumber. Richard Clarkson and company wanted to create a kind of low-tech, sensory-deprivation, sofa-style seat where one can curl up and forget the workaday worries of ordinary life … and perhaps even doze over before you notice you are slowly falling asleep. While there is art and craft in this object, there is science that went into its design as well. Specifically, research into autistic children and those who suffer from RMD (rhythmic moving disorder) played a crucial role in the shape and structure of the result. For all its theoretical complexity, the final form looks quite simple (and extremely comfortable).
Lost & Found: Comfy Chair Cushioned with Built-In StorageLighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks. This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types. Pixel-like pads cover the entire surface of the seat both inside and out, forming slots in which one can accidentally drop a small item or intentionally stick a book, magazine, remote and more. Cleaning this piece would not be trivial, but for those who enjoy the occasional boredom-induced, couch-cushion treasure hunt, who knows what you might find that you or someone else left behind.
10 Scrap Refabs: Vintage Reupholstery with Colorful FabricForget fabric stores – some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns. These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun. Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless. While there seems to be much mixing going on, there is a clear set of methods within the madness – each found piece of fabric is stitched into a new whole in a way that is clearly conscious of what appears around it in terms of colors and patterns. Old velvet slipcovers, vinyl patches, leather panels and more are paired for reupholstering with carved-wood chairs and couches, much of which may have vintage appeal but, save for such interventions, is otherwise destined to become discount furniture beyond repair.
Space Saving â€˜Tulipâ€™ Shower Blooms into a Luxury BathtubSome apartment bathrooms are just not big enough to fit a full- or even half-size tub, unless one considers the extra space already required for standing and walking. This clever flip-down solution makes room for lying down in the bath, but retracts when not in use. The (Tulip) name was derived by Piotr Pyrtek from the way in which the unit seems to blossom open, as well as the tulip’s versatility in the world of plants. When upright, the enclosure prevents splashing and contains steam for showering. When flipped open, the vertical portion provides a place to lean against along the back surface. Luxuries are not lost despite the small footprint of this pod within the larger layout – high-powered massagers, underwater jets and other digitally-controlled bathing bonuses are all part of the experience.
Top 10: Shelves And ShelvingI recall an infomercial a few years back for a little plastic triangle that stuck in a corner, between two walls, to make a small corner shelf. I don’t remember the exact name of the product, but I do remember that the commercial exhausted all the obvious self/shelf puns: “shelf esteem,” “shelf confidence,” “shelf defense,” “shelf-employed,” etc., etc. So I’ll forgo the obvious opportunities this topic offers for shelf-referential humor and just get down to business. How-To: Turn Shelf Fungi Into Actual Shelves Bookshelf From Old Books How-To: Make Tetris Shelves How-To: Make an Invisible Bookshelf How-To: Build Your Own Secret Bookshelf Door Shelf Made From Back Issues of National Geographic Circular Bookshelf Perfect for Storing Philosophy Texts Ikea Hack Bookshelf Bench Sad Bookshelf is Sad… Shelf Pod is Both Bibliophile’s and Cat’s Dream House Did I miss a good one? Related