birds dont pay rent

birds don't pay the rent/ Martin Azua

Life in the city is complicated. Basic necessities such as housing are subject to complex and absurd obligations. Freedom is reduced depending on what you have or need.

Birds don’t pay the rent. They settle into a place and use the nearest resources. Their nests form part of nature. Learning from them, we decided to build the Nest House, a simple metal and rope structure completed with natural materials such as leaves and branches.
It doesn’t take up room, it hangs from a tree with a thick tape so as not to harm it. Once installed, it can be used as an observation point or as an essential habitat where to spend the night.
The Nest House allows us a perception of the natural space, as a set for animal, plant and human life.
Birds make nests wherever they want to, and using the closest available materials they integrate into the landscape in a natural way. Inspired by birds, House Nest is a simple structure made from metal and string which can then be filled with natural materials, sticks, leaves…etc. No territory is occupied as this house hangs above ground level from by a thick chord so as not to damage the branch. Once installed it can be used as an observation platform or and essential habitat in which to spend the night. The House Nest allows natural space to be perceived and used as a scene for animal, vegetable and human life.
+gerard moline
+martin azua

birds don't pay the rent/ Martin Azua

wallet

Wallet is the result of a collaboration with leatherworker Maison Fey. Leather is wrapped around the cabinet, gently protecting its content. The door is flexible and hold in place thanks to invisible magnets.
+ Pierre Charrie

table pont

table pont, made of aluminum, wood and glass
by + studio Oink

nascondino

Nascondino is a collection of alcoves; three different oblong cuts of natural felt. This piece provides a moment of intimacy. Reminiscent of the youthful days of hide-and-seek, its forward incline and closed form.

+ Pierre Emmanuel Vandeputte

stems collection

Plant table, convertible.
The table may be adjusted to suit interior changes, or have new surfaces added, growing in time with your collection.

Photos by Petr Karšulín.
Made for Oáza Collection.

+ Oaza

bone dining table

Burnt bones dining table from Loïc Bard’s Bone collection blackened using the shou sugi ban technique.

+ Loic Bard

zì rán

In Chinese, the word for nature is zì rán, which means that which happens of itself, not under any control of an outside force.
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suple

In the Suple project, we seek to create design tools (in the first instance digitally) that function like DNA, establishing geometric continuity among 3 or more elements by means of a completely different and adaptable added element.
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bunaco speaker


“Bunaco”, developed to make effective use of the abundance of beech trees that grow in Aomori prefecture in Japan. By rolling thin and narrow strips of beech wood to create coil-based shapes, objects that are water resistant with less cracks and distortions can be made.
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element

Peek under the table and discover the carved detail, inspired by the shape and surface left on trees chewed on by beavers.
+ Sanna Volker

Stool “Crews of Hermes”

This stool is a piece of furniture from the “Crews of Hermes” collection. It was designed in collaboration with Hermes. The “Crews of Hermes” collection answers to a simple idea: to each piece of furniture its use.
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plateau shelter

The undulations of the Shelter Plateau may seem like a reference to pastoral roofs … But they also symbolize the interaction between materials and technical expertise. Finally, they show a different approach to the plateau itself with its main dock and its independent modules.
+ gregoire delafforest

everyday ceremony

Handmade using about 20 different wood species, for the exhibition “Good Morning” curated by Naoto Fukasawa during Milan Design Week 2017.
+ Ferreol Babin

ritual match striker

Roman inspired by starting each morning clear of mind, with an acceptance for what the day holds, celebrating the rituals and moments that the beginning of each day brings.
+ the Future Kept

birchbark light

The concept of ‘Svetoch’ Lamp is based on a traditional glue-free craft method of joining birchbark parts together, combining it with a laser cutted structure and celebrating the material.
+ Anastasiya Koshcheeva

cricket

The design of these tables is based on a simple combination of a wood top with two wooden legs and a third metal leg that can be used also as a handle. The long, thin legs that look somewhat like cricket polls, also create an overall insect-like look that gives these tables their unique character.
+ Nir Meiri

hopper

Hopper is a carpet beater, reimagined to make people curious and to encourage them to reintroduce an old cleaning ritual.
The inspiration comes from a childhood memory, when the grandmother was hitting a sofa with a carpet beater, and the sound was echoing in the neighbourhood.
+ Zeyu Rong

Vesa nestlet

VESA – is a project inspired by the ancient Baltic belief in nature. The old belief says: “The rustle of the trees – the language of the Gods”.
+ Egle Kirdulyte

umami collection

In more and more homes, dinner is had in front of the TV, in the company of the computer or standing by the kitchen counter while talking on the phone. The sit-down meal, at the set table, appears to be losing both time and attention.
+ kompaniet design

sunflower board

A board inspired by the sunflower and the hucul art can be used as a clock board, a cheese board or decorating piece. This item was created as a part of the initiative “Release the project”, which promotes the new model of distribution goods, based on Creative Commons licenses.
+ pani Jurek

seven doors

Seven door designs to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Abe Kogyo, a manufacturer of wooden front and interior doors, partitions, fixtures and custom-made furniture.
+ nendo

twig

Since the Italian furniture brand ALIAS specialises in furniture made from aluminium, the idea was to create a chair made of four aluminium “twigs” and a seat. While the aluminium structure of all of the chairs is the same, five upper portion unit variations feature differing shapes, colours, and materials.
+ nendo

good morning! good night!

Good Morning and Good Night are two floating bedside tables with a little drawer.

Good Morning!
Bedside table with a drawer and a fully pull out shelf is providing extra space and a safe hold for a cup of coffee or even a small breakfast thanks to the three milled circles.

Good Night!
Within its small surface it holds safely in place a caraffe and its tumbler making a fresh glass of water always available in the middle of the night.

+ dossofiorito

 

brick pedestal

Brick is a micro-architecture. Three forms that are apparently the same while each having its own functions through an intelligent set of lines, strata and alveoli. Bedside table, magazine rack, mini library, sofa bed, pedestal table … Brick is plural.
+ gregoire de la fforest

manantial

“I’m interested in ceramics because of its universal and ancestral nature, but also due to the closeness of the ceramic technique in natural processes and phenomena: earth, water and fire interact in the same way as they do in nature but in a process controlled by man”.
+ Martin Azua

match tree

Fire – is an important symbol of Lithuanian culture.
In ancient times lithuanians were called fire worshipers.
In every house there was a hearth with fire that was cherished a lot.
It was mothers responsibility to protect and maintain the fire.
It was not only the source of light and heat, it also embodied the continuity of the family, family life and relationships.

Together with Dominyka Barkauskaite

endless table

endless table/ WenchuMan

A modular table made up of interlocking wood cubes with one leg each.
“Endless simulates the idea of life in a community where every individual is interdependent with the rest. In this modular table made out of wood cubes, any part can be left alone, though they can only remain standing if they are assembled with at least two other ones.
+ wenchuman

reconfiguration of a tree

reconfiguration of a tree / Vailly

Reconfiguration of a tree is a research project focused on Pinus Pinaster, a resinous tree harvested for its pitch. Studio thomas Vaillly took a natural element, the Pinus Pinaster tree, ripped it apart – rearranging its elements into man made materials. The resulting natural resin is an abstraction of a tree, a black matter joining, coating, blending in and contrasting with pine wood.
+ Vailly

dRope

dRope /Nikostsoumanis

dRope is a minimalistic, as well as unusual, hanging clothes hanger. It comes in various dimensions, with lengths available from 100cm onwards. The individual hangers’ hight depends on the ceiling hight, with the lowest point being in any case about 100cm from the floor, in order to be accesible by children.
+ Nikos Tsoumanis

self made seat

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The Self-made seat roots from a refusal of seeing sofas monopolise the living space in our homes.
This arrangement can be changed around depending on the activities, the number of people and the time of day. It really encourages you to rearrange your space and be comfortable within.
+ matali crasset

atlas table

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The Atlas Table, made of interlocking wooden segments, is a masterpiece to behold, both as a tactile object and a work of art. The geometric pattern was achieved by inlaying darker wooden pyramids into a latticework of oak cubes. The resulting triangle motif adds a sense of dynamism to an otherwise stationary furniture piece.
+ fundamental

wooden cloth

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A Wooden Table that Folds Like Cloth.
Nathalie Dackelid presents a new type of expandable dining table.
Wooden Cloth is the design of Swedish carpentry student Nathalie Dackelid. Inspired by a tablecloth, the ash table top rolls up to create room for guests and can be easily rolled down to save space.

design and photos © Nathalie Dackelid

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Små Ting

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Our hectic lives are being contained to smaller and smaller spaces. A table can no longer be content as a simple table. We need a table that doubles as storage! We need multifunctional furniture that plays multiple roles while taking up half the space.

Swedish designer Johanna Paulsson’s Små Ting offers a small, convenient solution.
+ johannapaulsson

the three stool

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The Three Stool is a counter height stool that was designed as a collaboration with 18 KARAT to address the issue of material use in furniture. The aim of this project was to use the least amount of materials while maintaining maximum strength.
+ char kennedy

loop

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Loop is a practical and playful multifunctional cork holder. Easy to assemble, it can be mounted on various supports, allowing multiple compositions and diverse uses.
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cardboard furniture

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Cardboard Furniture And Projects incorporates respect for the environment and our planet in every step of the design and production process.
Re-board and D-board are the most rigid types of cardboard. Both are lightweight and incredibly strong, due to a patented sandwich construction.
+ cardboard

drus measuring instruments

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This project presents a series of four measuring instruments utilised by dendrologists: the Finnish compass, the ruler, the set square and the circumference plate.
All materials are made of wood, with digital impressions designed to mark graduations of each ring.
Matter is reduced to its most essential form, and only starts making sense when using the object.
Respect for the tree is a value that is at the heart of dendrology as well as today’s environmental issues.
+ joachim froment

fang kitchen tools

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The simplest kitchen tools in existence since time immemorial, by Joachim Froment
+ joachim froment

traven

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Baskets in series. Basket of Mexican Tales. B. Traven
Christian Vivanco is pleased to present during Maison&Objet at Paris the result of his first collaboration with Nido Muebles, a company dedicated to the development an appropriate environment for children at home.
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magistral chest

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A chest of drawers designed by Sebastian Errazuriz:
Hardwood Maple, Bamboo, Plywood and Metal hardware
+ meetsebastian

rek bookcase

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REK jr. is entirely made of poplar plywood. Poplar is not only a lightweight material but very eco-friendly (from responsibly managed forests in Europe) and of course 100% biodegradable. The wood is finished with 100% organic linseed oil wax.
+ reinierdejong

broom & dust pan

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Cross replica for household works. In order to avoid dust while disposing of sweeping, the waste is discarded along with a piece of paper. So far this is just a draft prototype.
+ barboraadamonyte

magnetic low table

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Materials: Natural oak waxed, permanents magnets
Dimensions: H: 38cm L: Variable
Production : Raphaël Charles studio
+ raphael charles
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a timber daybed

a timber daybed by chmara rosinke

In time for oneself you often need physical borders to get away from the habits of everyday life. A simple wooden daybed with foldable textile screens positioned over the daybad provide the feeling of safety and show also to other people how you feel. If you are open, if you do not want to be disturbed… this furniture reflects your moods and helps to bare them.
+ chmara rosinke

baffi

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A broom usually consists of following three elements; the fibres for cleaning insert in a plastic or wooden piece, the cylindric handle in aluminum, plastic or wood, and a hole or a string attached for hanging the broom on an occasional hook when not in use.
+ gam fratesi