ReFurnish/ReUpholster by Anita Johansen

Danish designer Anita Johansen is launching the first piece of her furniture collection ReFurnish/ReUpholster at next week’s opening of The Danish Design School’s Graduation Show 2012 in Copenhagen. The collection is an exploration of traditional furniture upholstery. Anita wanted to work with the dilemma of the traditional craft and craftsmen of upholstery that has lately … Continue reading

Bud Lampshade By Etienne Esmenjaud

Etienne Esmenjaud has designed the Bud Lampshade for Desinature. It’s a panelled lighting system formed of six identical plywood elements, “made from natural birch plywood from responsibly sourced trees.” Desinature is a new British design brand dedicated to creating eco-conscious products, made in the UK, “in an ethical and socially responsible way. Their range has been … Continue reading

Milan 2012 Preview: APRIL Tables by Alfredo Häberli

Finnish leading wood design company Nikari has launched the APRIL tables by Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. APRIL is part of the year-long project 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE, which tells about Nikari philosophy and wood design ideology: how they delicately manufacture exquisite quality furniture and products of the local forests’ wood in Fiskars Village. Because number … Continue reading

Milan 2012 Preview: Matka Vases by Pepe Heykoop

The Matka Vase project is a continuation of Pepe Heykoop’s previous Skin Collection. Having set up a workshop in one of Mumbai’s poorest slum areas, the vases are designed by Pepe and produced in Mumbai. The income from sales are used to send needy children to school in the slums. Matka is the name of … Continue reading

HG Concrete + Wood + Steel Table by Gore Design & Co

Arizona-based artisan studio Gore Design & Co. created this custom-made table for a private family who needed a table for 6 but also a prep area for the kitchen. The base is made from steel, the dining table top is made from ash and the prep area is a slab of concrete. The studio describe … Continue reading

Stereoscopic House by Pencil Office

With sustainability high on the agenda, a Singapore-based practice Pencil Office have recently completed this detached, weekend house located on Singapore’s popular resort island of Sentosa. Overlooking the ocean, the Stereoscopic House incorporates a number of environment-friendly solutions such as; low-E glazing, solar hot-water heating, extensive cross ventilation, rain harvesting systems, and evaporative cooling. Personally I’m gasping for air over the … Continue reading

Wood Pallet Facade by Stephane Malka

French architect Stephane Malka has designed a vision of architectural flux brought to life through the pragmatic re-appropriation of wooden shipping pallets. For a recently completed study for a student residence in Paris, Malka has envisioned a building sheathed in a skin composed of modular wooden pallets. According to Domus, Malka’s proposed façade is a lattice of wooden … Continue reading

Butter Seat by DesignBy Them

DesignByThem has created some recycled seating “as a response to the many plastic stools available today that use virgin non-recycled materials.” Butter Seat is the latest addition to the Butter Range by Gibson and Karlovasitis, a collection of recycled furniture that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The chair is created from 100% recycled … Continue reading

Clamp Organiser Tree by LAYERxlayer

The Clamp Organiser Tree by LAYERxlayer is the solution to organising items/tools that are commonly used and need to be within reach, without cluttering your desk or table. The tree comes in three colour ways and are all handcrafted from poplar and maple screws. Each tree is unique and have branches placed differently on each tree as in … Continue reading

Seljord Lake Watchtower by Rintala Eggertsoon

The municipality of Seljord commissioned the Oslo-based firm Rintala Eggertsoon to design a series lookout points around the lake for visitors and locals to experience the water in new ways. The project consisted of two parts to install a few small lookout points at the mid- and southeast sections of the lake, and then to install … Continue reading