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Furniture Design: Robben Island Coffee Table

Furniture Design: Robben Island Coffee Table

Bringing a cross section of the ocean into your lounge with the Robben Island Coffee Table is a great example of the intersection of art and furniture design. This island is infamous for its prison that held Nelson Mandela during the Apartheid regime. The coffee table displays Robben Island and the vast South Atlantic Ocean around it. “It was difficult to find a map of the sea floor around this island, but we found a diverse map that we used.”, said Ollie its founder. “We’ve decided to include these ships as an addition to the table with 3 little metal ships.”, said Ollie. Streets and important buildings on the island have been engraved into the wood, including the H Blocks where Nelson Mandela’s prison cell was located. The contour design of the ocean floor has been repeated under the table. This makes the table appear to recesses into itself from underneath and also makes it lighter. Many ships are seen anchoring around Robben Island waiting to enter the Port of Cape Town. These ships bring an interactive aspect to the table whereby the ships can be moved around the surface to one’s liking. The tables transparency allows the ships to cast shadows on the sea floor. These tiny ships are cast from solid sterling silver and the amount of detail is difficult to see with the naked eye. The table represents the isolation that Nelson Mandela and fellow inmates experienced on Robben Island. Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years imprisonment on the island. Only 18 of this table will be produced, each one representing a year Mandela was on the island. Each table is engraved underneath with its number of 18. “Working with resin is no easy task as it has taken us 2 and half years to complete this table.”, said Ollie. The table measures 1200mm(L) x 600mm(W) x 400mm(H). Constructed from resin, plywood, Sterling Silver and glass. It will be exhibited for the next 2 years at the Art@ClockTower Gallery, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Furniture Design About Shift Perspective Shift Perspective is a furniture studio based in Cape Town South Africa. They create small batches of furniture that are extraordinary. Their slogan reads, ”When furniture becomes art”, is apparent with all their furniture being exhibited in an art gallery at the prestigious V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. https://shiftperspective.com/

Furniture Design Inspired by Adobe Hidden Treasures

Furniture Design Inspired by Adobe Hidden Treasures

Andreas Twardzik and FOREAL® Studio share a beautiful furniture design project inspired by the Adobe Hidden Treasure fonts project. After almost 100 years, original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from the legendary Bauhaus school of design were rediscovered and are now ready to inspire a new generation of designers. Five a beautiful alphabets have been meticulously completed and digitized by an international team of students guided renowned type designer Erik Spiekermann. Now these fonts are available and Andreas and FOREAL Studio create furniture with them. How awesome is that? The Adobe team invited us to participate on the “Adobe Hidden Treasures challenge“. The task was to build a Bauhaus Inspired Brand Identity in creating a series of the following pieces of work using the brand new Bauhaus fonts... Furniture Design For more information make sure to check out www.weareforeal.com

Stylish Furniture Design by Luis Branco

Stylish Furniture Design by Luis Branco

Luis Branco is a product and furniture designer from Viana do Castelo, Portugal. While checking Behance for some inspiration I ended up in his profile page and was amazed by his work, especially the consoles, sideboard and cabinets that share a beautiful and modern look. The Corbusier and Oslo are classic examples of this iconic modernist style. As a fan of product and industrial design, I had to share some of his work. I also started sketching some ideas for my sideboard project. Nothing more exciting than building a piece of furniture :) Back to basics, to the times where things were simple and timeless built to last. Craftsmanship, handled with knowledge and care. Furniture design For more information check out Luis Branco's Behance profile.

Desk Concept by François Dransart

Desk Concept by François Dransart

Anyone that works from home has this feeling that they should have a nice, optimized station so that their workflow is not affected by a messy environment. Sometimes people might find it difficult to organize their work space properly, so there's a desk concept envisioned to help you with that. François Dransart, French industrial designer, came up with a nice desk concept for those looking for a clean, organized desk to help their flow. Check it out! For more information and also a video about this desk concept, please visit François' portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy this. Cheers! ;)

Desk Concept by Agnieszka Graczykowska

Desk Concept by Agnieszka Graczykowska

Agnieszka Graczykowska is an Interior Designer and Product Designer based in Wroclaw, Poland. With a wide range of skills from CGI Visualization to the process of a construction, Agnieszka has created this beautiful workspace for those who work at home. With an ergonomic approach, this desk concept is to make things easier and help your organize your workflow. All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska Links More info about Agnieszka: https://www.behance.net/agagraczykowska Via Behance

Beautiful Lamps by Martinelli Luce

Lamps are a great piece of furniture and I really love them! I believe that by having a beautiful lamp in a room you can actually give it a unique look. From retro, modern or clean designs, there are tons of models for you to choose from to give your place an unique touch. Browsing around checking some lamps (yes, I like to do that), I found some beautifully designed ones from Martinelli Luce and decided to share them here with you. These are really beautiful pieces that for sure can give your place a nice touch! Check it out. Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of history devoted to manufacturing of lamps and of lighting systems. The lighting apparata by Martinelli Luce are characterized by an essential design as well as by a project novelty; these elements have been the basis of the corporate philosophy for three generations. Martinelli Luce was established in 1950 thanks to Elio Martinelli’s insight and will: he wanted to manufacture on his own the lighting apparata to be used in the commercial concerns he was responsible for the design of. The company was established in his father’s small shop and specialized in selling electrical materials for installers. Thanks to his spirit of initiative and of innovation, Elio Martinelli starts to create a wide production of lamps for interiors, with a greater and greater attention for their use at home. Elio Martinelli is inspired by nature and by geometry and creates functional lighting systems that are manufactured with materials used depending on their real characteristics. Elio Martinelli and his team created some really nice lamps and we will show here a brief selection of them, so remember to visit their site to check out the details from each one of the lamps you will see here and also to see their whole collection, it is definitely worth it. As for me, I'm in love with the serpente one and the coque one. :) 599 serpente - This lamp was drawn in 1965 by Elio Martinelly 633 ruspa by Gae Aulenti 633 ruspa by Gae Aulenti 793 mico by Elio Martinelli and Marc Sadler 793 mico by Elio Martinelli and Marc Sadler 2049 calimero by Marc Sadler 1285 marx by Richard Neutra 1285 marx by Richard Neutra 2044/55 glouglou by Emiliana Martinelli 2044/55 glouglou by Emiliana Martinelli 2011 nuvole vagabonde by Elio Martinelli 2011 nuvole vagabonde by Elio Martinelli 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 620 pipistrello by Gae Aulenti 2035/M luna by Emiliana Martinelli 2035/M luna by Emiliana Martinelli 1249/3 le rondini by Elio Martinelli 1722 poliedro by Elio Martinelli 765 balance by Elio Martinelly and Emiliana Martinelli 686 coque by Elio Martinelly 686 coque by Elio Martinelly 807 elica by Brian Sironi 1221/V tube by Elio Martinelli

Nestliving: a Beautiful site featuring Design furniture

I just love to look around for design furniture... I really like to check out the great products that some designers come up with. The style of furniture that I like to see is that classy-minimalist-stylish stuff that just get our attention and make us want to change almost every piece inside of our place. I was browsing around looking exactly for that kind of thing when I found this great site called nestliving.com and got amazed by their design - both web design and product design. The website is clean, minimalist and beautiful. As for the products, they are stunning. I have to say that I loved almost everything they sell at the site, but I have managed to control myself and put together this selection for you. From beds to coffee makers, toys and bicycles, these products are perfectly designed. They are so beautiful that you don't even want to use them... you just want to admire them. To check out more beautiful stuff go to nestliving.com and let us know what is your favorite product from their list! I hope you enjoy... :) Website Home Furniture Beds Muir Bed By Amenity Coffee Tables Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table Offi Scando Coffee Table LAX Series Coffee Table by MASH Studios Mag Coffee Table by Ali Sandifer Kids Playforever Enzo Speedster Playsam Jetliner Red Playsam Saab Roadster Ride On Car Offi Doodle Drawer Desk Orange Playsam Wooden Yo-Yo Outdoors Perch! design Birdfeeder Seating Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair - LCW Womb Chair and Ottoman Nelson Coconut Chair Cherner Arm Chair George Club Chair by Ali Sandifer Wiggle Side Chair by Vitra ETC Bicycles ABICI Granturismo Uomo in Rosso Clocks George Nelson eye clock by Vitra George Nelson petal clock by Vitra George Nelson Tripod clock by Vitra Coffee Chemex 6 Cup Coffee Maker Media Players Geneva Sound XL Music System in Black Geneva Sound L Music System in Walnut Ceramics Perch! design Plant Orb Skagerak of Denmark Plint Gourmet Set Perch! Design Bonnie and Clyde Salt and Pepper Shakers

Cool&Creative Furniture Design

I love seeing cool and creative design, no matter what it is. I always end up seeing some really crazy furniture design so I decided to make a nice selection of pieces that I wouldn't mind having, it's fascinating the freedom of creation and the imagination that these designers had to create these pieces of art also called furniture. Don't forget to comment and share your thoughts with us! Dharma Lounge Stand Forget Breath Acknowledge Observe The Dharma Lounge has come to fruition through the exploration of using text as both structure and decoration.The purpose of this chair is to create a situation where the participant is embraced by the possibilities of creating a relationship with the object based on personal and communal experiences and memories thus substantiating the lifespan of the product. Customizable colors, text and languages are an option Palette Industries offers as well. By: Palette Industries Modular Shelving Unit "Vjunok/Bindweed" Series By: Maria Yasko Identita Home Cinema Seat Solution By: Hakan Bogazpinar DsRt Sofa Personal work By: Vincent Cadena BBB Pick Chair The first foldable cantilever chair, goes from wall art to functional furniture with a flick of the wrist. With an inspiring take on the maximization of space and transformation of an object from 2D to 3D, it epitomizes Dor Benshetrit's vision: the emotion of art interwined with the simple poetics of form following function. By: BBBemmebonaacina Caramelo* Caramelo* (chair or rocking chair) a colorful wooden chair designed for kids By: Luis Luna Branca Branca is a bookshelf designed to be made in plywood but it can also be made in plastics. It was born with the idea of natural shape abstraction, as its primary concept. Its shape comes from the simplification of a tree branch so it still reminds that natural world. This shelve is thought to allow the user to put it in many different possitions. By this way Branca can compose a usefull tree in the user´s wall. By: Rafael Fernandez The Camus Floor Lamp “You cannot create experience you must undergo it” Quoting from the prolific writer Albert Camus, the lamp is a manifestation of the dualisms of life. A beacon for the human experience the lamp is constructed to be a humble exterior shell teaming with chaotic self reflection. As light penetrates through the voids of the text, it becomes a symbol of the juxtaposition of our own internal concepts of existence and the ones we attempt to maintain on the surface. Continuing the exploration of typography as a means of decoration and structure (Dharma Lounge) the Camus floor lamp creates situations where the participant is embraced by the possibilities of creating a relationship with the object through denotative and connotative ideals. By: Palette Industries H 2008 Taiwan International Design Competition Finalist By: Yichun Liu Cocoon Hanging Chair By: Dupoux Design Egg Armchair design project By: Denis Syplenko Hope everyone enjoyed and if you see some cool stuff like this share with us on the comments, thank you!