toothpick lamp

toothpick lamp/ daisukehiraiwa

Designed by Daisuke Hiraiwa, these elegant echidna-esque Stamen chandeliers elevate an everyday material into brilliant expressions of found design. Each one is created by gluing hundreds of toothpicks together to form a flexible disc that gives their bristling points a fluid form.

The pointillist pendant lamps recently debuted at ICFF 2009, where they wowed onlookers with their complex folding curves and innovative use of materials.
To create his stunning toothpick pendant lamps, Daisuke uses a process that is strikingly simple. First he arranges hundreds of toothpicks so that they are standing on end in a recessed circular container. Next he paints over the ends with a flexible Japanese glue. The result is a flexible disc that folds in upon itself in beautiful ways when hung from above.

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Piège


A magnet sticks the lamp anywhere it is needed, while a little twig releases more light.

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magma


EWE Studio collaborated with Nouvel Limited to produce the special golden edition of Magma lighting sculptures for Curio/ Design Miami, Basel. The process began with creating molds varying in size and scale, hand carved in volcanic stone by local stonemasons.
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Aérobie Lamp

The Aérobie lamp is a hybrid that takes cues from the wind chime. But where the musical decoration is activated by invisible air currents, the detector lamp draws attention to the absence of air movement: A stuffy room that needs to be aired.
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city furniture

This concept is based on three materials/forms – oak wood cubes, three dimensional steel rod mesh and bend steel plates – used in the project according to a strictly defined formal requirements. Together, they create a set of tools for creating city furniture with various functions. Thanks to its modularity the form is universal and allows to freely adjust the furniture to the given needs.
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table pont

table pont, made of aluminum, wood and glass
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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.

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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

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.
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composium

Composium is a tabletop light made with a solid hand blown glass by glass artist/designer, John Hogan.
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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

shell lights

The resin lampshades were designed to resemble egg shells.
Half transparent, the shades creates a gradient, in color and in light, playing on the amount of light coming out of each shade.
+ 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

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.
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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.
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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.
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ceramic light containers

Martin Azua presents pieces that are light containers. These are vases without bases with cuts and deformations that are deposited over a candle. The vibrant light of the candle reveals the inside and marks some exterior parts. The intention is not to make lamps but that the light alters the perception of the vase.
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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”.
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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

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.
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sponge lights

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“There is a new light. No dazzles. No marks. Not even corpuscles or lumens,” begins Pottery Project of its Sponge light description. “It is a warm and porous light, coming from the handmade pottery piece skin.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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fang kitchen tools

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The simplest kitchen tools in existence since time immemorial, by Joachim Froment
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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
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brick lamp mini

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The original idea of this project is to make people aware of the moment
of concealing and revealing light. To make it a functional lamp, instead of a switch, light is activated when raised(on) or laid flat(off). Also by creating the side facets, a natural
handle is made which also directs the light when the brick
sits on it’s side.
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light bracket

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The Light bracket is a clever and playful solution for a shelf bracket and under shelf light combined into one. The bracket is made from cold rolled steel and powder coated in glossy white. Perfect for supporting a shelf above a counter, desk, or bed with the added benefit of illuminating the space below. Also available in a wall sconce version. The braided, nylon cords come in eight vibrant colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white and black.
Photo Credit: Andrew Kao
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magnetic low table

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Materials: Natural oak waxed, permanents magnets
Dimensions: H: 38cm L: Variable
Production : Raphaël Charles studio
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wooden balloon

wooden balloon/ Evelina Kudabaite


Wooden Balloon is an exaggeration of the cross-breeding process, transformation of a tree into an object of celebration. Trees are often regarded as objects. They are cross-bred to make them thicker and stronger, affect their growth or even change the color of their leaves. The process of making the Wooden Balloon takes the transformation game to another level and enables one to experiment with pigments made from different parts of a tree. By mixing tree fibres collected in Heiðmörk forest with bioplastics made from natural substances, an entirely new, flexible and easily degradable material is created. Balloon as an object gains additional value due to its personal way of production and natural materials.
Project by Evelina Kudabaite

branchworks

branchworks/ Gael Corto Arcadio Jabali


Consumerism refers to economic policies, placing emphasis on mindless consumption rather than creation. Branchworks is a social interaction project which uses a stool to transform consumers into makers. The consumers are led through three steps, each intended to invoke curiosity and guide them to an intimate meeting with the designer. A workshop that teaches the prospecting makers two separate techniques that are simple and easy. Woodcarving and a method of connection that can be used to fix, fabricate or embellish using tree branches.

Project by Gael Corto Arcadio Jabali

sprout

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Sprout is an object that passes on energy. It displays life as a circular system. In a fast paced society, life is often viewed as linear. As with the ecosystems in forests, energy constantly transforms and therefore lives forever. By creating balance between nitrogen and carbon, Sprout will gradually break down and serve as nutrition for a plant. After being in the pot for a year, the plant will have grown too big for the pot and it will be time to relocate Sprout and its plant outside. In the ground it will serve as a vital source of nutrition for years to come.
Project by Auður Inez Sellgren

 

flame it

Project by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

The object Flame it is a new approach to the simple product that is firewood. The object is made using the process of sandblasting a piece of wood, which reveals the shape of the year rings and gives the wood its surprising and unique look. The owner of Flame it can enjoy the unique object by using it as a decorative object in his home. At a special occasion the user can decide to burn it and use it to its full extent and enjoy the beautiful spectacle that is created by burning the object. The airy year rings in the object create different kind of experience for the user in front of the fireplace.
Project by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

stick

stick table/ Esra Jakobsson


In our everyday life we are surrounded by products. Products that we use frequently but have stopped noticing. By playing with used christmas trees as material the Stick was born. Stick can be attached to a tabletop or a seat to serve as a leg and therefore creating the finished product. The leg is two parted, wood and steel. The composition of these materials strengthen each other as separately they wouldn’t work as legs. Stick is designed to make the user notice their ordinary everyday objects and hopefully make him smile.

Project by Esra Þór Jakobsson

Ran lamp

ran lamp/ Pinwu

The “Ran” lamp symbolizes the ancient processing of silk floss and how it is still applied by local workshops in Yuhang. The object freezes one particular processing unit, when the silk is stretched in water. It appears an outstanding and unique texture. Due to the light it generates a warm and domestic living atmosphere.
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blueberry table

Blueberry table / Klara Sumova

Settled Landcapes project —
Located in the north Bohemian forests, this table reflects materials hidden by its
surroundings. It is carved from sandstone, a rock found within the subsoil of the area. At the centre of the table is a room for plants, which ties the relationship of the forest to the substrate it depends on. As in the forest itself, the table acts as a plant container – porous sandstone being an ideal material for supporting flora.

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collection Y

collection Y / Kutarq studio

The Collection Y is made up of three products: The ‘Y side table’, ‘Console Y’ and bedside ‘cube’. All the members of the family are clean shaped and minimal structured, in which geometria steel rods embrace solid wood surfaces creating simple but elegant functionality.
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halo suspension light

halo suspension light / Aurelie Richard

Suspension flat light, wicker
Finish: natural wicker
Comes with electric wooden bowl
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edward nomad chandelier

wicker light / Aurelie Richard

A Nomad chandelier wicker with link
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torbacz

Tornado / Marta Morawska


A hanger for a bag – two little wooden poles connected by a colorful springy piece of rubber, which when hung on the edge of the table protect the bag from falling.
The product is hand made, glued together with silicon, it is small, light, flexible, easy to use, takes little space and wherever it is needed, pull it over the edge of the table and hang your bag.
designed by Marta Morawska
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