There is nothing quite like a finely tailored suit to express a certain finesses and elegance to a person. When transposed onto seat or a sofa, a suite of seats can easily retain this particular class and fashionable authority.
Designer Jorge Pensi certainly thought so, and his exploration of these ideas in his Afrika Sofa Collection highlights the [...]
Design graduate Joe Buttigieg revealed his M6 chair at the New Designers 2013 exhibition in London earlier in the year. The stylish and innovative piece created from tubular steel is intended for simple storage and flexible movement. By hooking the chair onto a table or desk, the chair can quickly make itself at home whatever room it [...]
Giving an impression of vibrancy and life renewal is hugely important in all kinds of designer activities. That combination of the human brain and the natural world is not always an easy one to achieve, but if the inspiration and the effort can respond, the rewards are often impressive. This is certainly the case with Veronika Szalai’s [...]
As anyone who has ever moved home will know very well, the deconstruction and reconstruction of furniture items is not always the simplest of tasks. Often we’re left wishing for a design with a bit more portability. Thankfully, the Swedish designers Kristian Andréason and Kristin Leibel have come up with something that might just do [...]
Even in today’s digital world of iPads, tablets and laptops, there is still very much a place for books. And that place for most of us is in a bookcase. Reinier de Jong certainly thinks so. His remarkable design for an extending bookcase- the REK- has just gone into production. The bookcase makes use of [...]
Not all of us have the space in our living quarters for something like this, but if you can spare the room there is nothing quite like it. A walk-in wardrobe is the perfect dream of fashionistas everywhere, and when they look as good as this who can blame them?
Dreamed up by the industrial designer Hosun [...]
In these times of concern regarding material shortages, the need to find ecologically sound products for interiors and furniture is a constant. Luckily for us (and the planet), more and more original thought is going into designing and providing sensible solutions for day to day living. Take these furniture designs from Chairigami for example. Calling the [...]
A home doesn’t truly feel like a home until the crowning glory of every living room is sorted out – the sofa. The centrepiece of many modern homes, it is the hub for all leisure and relaxing activities. It is also a piece of furniture that has remained remarkably unchanged in the last few decades. [...]
Creating an incredible sculpture-like bench from twisted metal, Swedish designer Ola Giertz’s beautifully chaotic statement asks the simple question “why does everything have to be so perfect and tidy looking?” Why, indeed. The furniture maker’s strange and wonderful design makes use of metal bars manually bent by cold and warm forging, a technically time consuming process [...]
A healthy sampling of wooden materials can make all the difference to a room’s make-up. Versatile, elegant and strong and practical, wooden furniture items have stood the test of time and show no signs of relinquishing their popularity now. This superb collection entitled ‘Splinter’ from Japanese studio Nendo look as though it is ready to [...]