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

100% sand

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The project investigates, if and how design processes can take advantage of the integration of natural elements in terms of creation.
These collections of vases look for a balance between the materials, choosing the two most important in terms of history and percentage, with a high content of sand in their mixes; The CONCRETE 60% and the Glass with a 40%.
+ anabella vivas

ma-ce-ta

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Ma-ce-ta is composed by three pieces that jointly placed create a nice combination. In addition, if we place several pieces together, we get a tridimensional area that fits to any individual garden area.
+ potteryproject

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

osmosi furniture

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Osmosi is an edition of unique glass and marble pieces, marrying both materials into sculptural objects and pieces of furniture.
Through gravity alone they fit together in synchronized harmony.
+ babled

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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from insects

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The PROPOLIS is a bio degradable resin that honey bees collect from different trees and use as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. Its color depends of the forests and botanical sources used in the collection by the honey bees. The most common one is brown, but there are plenty of variations in colors and properties.
+ marlene huissoud

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

monolithe

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The door knob is a nickel square-shaped object with a hole at its centre, resulting in an inverted semi-sphere. The curvature of this semi-sphere, as well as its colour, oppose the brutality of the item.
A bevel edge with a slight inclination creates a space between the door and the door knob where the hand can be placed.
+ joachim froment

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

4th Dimension Watch

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The 4th Dimension Watch is composed of a thick circular case and cognac leather band. Although a relatively simple design, the watch has a complex balance of materials that includes concrete, stainless steel, bronze, and leather. Taiwanese designers Sean Yu and Yi-Ting Cheng imagined linking time and space into a visual form when they designed the 4th Dimension Watch. The shape is designed to take the shape of a spiral staircase, while the gold-hued hands move up and down. The effect is a careful and sophisticated interplay of shadow and light.
+ 22designstudio

clay self watering can

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Clay is a self-watering can ceramics.
The microporous structure of the fired ceramic at a relatively low temperature allows the water to infiltrate through the wall of the object. The water´s path ends at the roots of the plant which absorbs its required nutrients. The chromatic relationship with the pot on which the watering can rests allows it to integrate into space and to blend itself to the environment.
+ arthur donald bouille

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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chocolate textures

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There are many factors that determine a chocolate’s taste.
In coming up with a new chocolate concept, we turned out attention not to such factors, but to the chocolate’s “shape.”
The 9 different types of chocolate are made within the same size, 26x26x26mm,
featuring pointed tips, hollow interiors, smooth or rough surface textures–
and, while the raw materials are identical, the distinctive textures create different tastes.
Each chocolate is directly named after Japanese expressions used to describe texture.
+ nendo

multifacet

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Multifacet is a series of pretty shiny objects made of concrete and shiny metals to hold other pretty objects, designed by Matali Crasset for Concrete Beton, exhibited at Maison Object 2015.
+ concrete-beton
+ matali crasset

liv vases

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Liv is a series of vases and torches made of mouth blown glass. The different shapes inspires a varied and playful use, and works well both individually and in groups. The vases are made of transparent glass. This gives the flowers light, and the user a full view of the content, while at the same time defining the space around it. The lantern comes in both transparent and dark cobalt blue glass.
+ kristine five melvaer

vase with stone

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A clay vase deformed by the weight of a stone. Craftsmanship and nature converge in one object without artifice where materials and craftsman gesture are equally honest. The project shows the beauty of objects of unrefined appearance.?The stones are unique objects that somehow remind us of a landscape.

+ martinazua

 

magistral chest

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

milk on wheels

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– “I want to trigger the young into drinking goat milk, and thereby give our ensuing generations a taste of this charismatic alternative.”
“Milk on Wheels” is a fully functional refrigerator with a peltier based cooling system. The self serving brass faucet combined with playful shapes and textures makes this milk tap ideal for school cafeterias. The container itself is made out of birch, has an inner layer of isolating foam and stores up to 14 liters of refreshingly cold milk.
+ lovehulten

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

table & fence

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Table and fence was based on the research of affordance and was made to create a field to gather people to around it in social activity. The fence sits around the table for people to
lean on, and it also suggests to them to share the table space with others. By reducing the room for personal using with a narrow top rail on the fence, the sharing space expands.
+ hcwangdesign

straws

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For the production of drinking straws, the straw is harvested by hand with a sickle just before it ripens. It is then dried, cut to the right length and packaged in a low-germ environment. Each straw is unique in its shape and color nuance and also an ecological alternative to conventional plastic straws. Compostable!
+ golden biscotti

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.
+ hcwangdesign

softblock paper partition

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Softblock is one half of molo’s softwall + softblock modular system. Softblocks can be thought of as paper partition building blocks that stack and attach end to end, then quickly reconfigure to fulfill new functions. Their modular design gives paper softblocks impressive versatility in a variety of settings.
+ molodesign

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

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
+ alex allen studio

nato pots

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Life born in the heights, through leafy branches protected by the strength and vitality of mud. Nato, revalued the properties of the earth to give birth to quality of abundant nature, beautifying it delicately coated by organic forms.
+ pop-dots

the future of DIY

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The Future of DIY is a monthly column of projects and tutorials that explain in simple terms what rapid prototyping technologies are and how they work. Using 3d printing, laser cutting and CNC technologies TourDeFork designs easy and accessible DIY projects which can be downloaded for free from the magazine’s website and taken to the nearest FABlab to be transformed into real objects.
+ tourdefork

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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bobber pendant

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Bobber is a small pendant lamp with lots of personality! It is made in leather and glass and is inspired by the leather helmets that were previously worn by pilots in propeller airplanes. The light source in LED is hidden within the helmet.
Photographer: Kaja Bruskeland

+ caroline olsson

carpet tape

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A special order for a Parisian apartment, carpet Cassette plays on the unstable equilibrium illusion pedestal tables. Made of anodized aluminum, they just slide into the slots on the carpet.
Pictures of Jerome Galland
+ gregoire de lafforest

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

vísa, stefnir and blær

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Goals and dreams are often hidden and hard to reach. The concept is subjective and based on the act of dowsing which is an old method for searching for anything invisible or hidden. The tools, Vísa, Stefnir and Blær, have Icelandic names that describe the act of heading toward something and how energy flows like a soft breeze. The tools were inspired by the modern world of witchcraft for the quest of seeking hidden aims. The tool captures the goals and dreams where it transforms them into energy and leads it out into the world. The tools are personal accessories that the user can keep around his neck or close by.
Project by Elísabet Kristín Oddsdóttir

coal rug

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20/30 refers to a standard calibre of coal. The idea of a rug imposed itself naturally just like a bag of nuggets strewn on the floor. This surface offers a sensorial upheaval by confronting what is commonly known and what is perceived in reality. This intriguing piece borders between design and plastic intervention with a touch of irony while raising essential questions for our future.
+raphaelcharles

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