Tag: furniture

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COFFEE A LA LED

Alexandre Chapelin has expanded his by-now well-known ‘La Table‘ series to offer a totally new model called “Starry Sea.” Here, varying depths of blue resin allow the table to abstractly represent a Caribbean beach day. However at night, the table…

TRULY HUMANSCALE

Humanscale is the first company to ever achieve Living Product Challenge Certification. This certification is offered by the International Living Future Institute. They have reached this level for two products, first, their Diffrient Smart chair, next, theif Float table. Put…

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LET ME COUNT THE WAYS

The ways to save energy (and in turn the planet) luckily keep piling-up! Most of us have already changed from incandescent to LEDs and some of us have further added some kind of energy-saving thermostat in our homes. Now, ‘Good…

VISIBLE FRIDGE

The concept for a ‘visible fridge’ was presented at Concept Kitchen 2025. As opposed to storing perishable food in a closed refrigerated box, the students and IDEO have developed a set of ‘induction shelves’. These shelves allow food to be…

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AQUAPONICS IKEA STYLE

IKEA and SPACE10 have recently teamed up and are exploring the future of food production. As readers of previous posts know, food shortage is a very real issue facing our planet. As the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world IKEA…

SUN TABLES

The Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel has designed a solar-powered-table that recharges small electronic devices. The table uses daylight to generate energy. It has an orange see-through glass panel as table-top which rests on triangular legs. Within the table are…

Nebia Shower Spray Saves Gallons

It’s 2015, California has once again found itself without water. With 40 million inhabitants, any shortage issues need to be taken seriously. Now NEBIA (a local San Francisco based start up) is making a significant contribution to the issue. They…

SHAPESHIFTER

Chao Chen is a Royal College of Art in London. Whilst undertaking his MA in Design, he was inspired by an ordinary ‘pinecone’ he saw in Hyde Park. It prompted him to layer together a veneer, some fabric, and a…

New Ikea furniture will charge your phone wirelessly

IKEA Wireless Charging

Always pushing the limits of well-designed and economic furniture, IKEA the Swedish furniture manufacturer has now begun incorporating ‘induction-charging’ into some of its products like lamps, bedside tables and desks. These products allow users to wirelessly charge their smartphone and other…

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The Versatile ‘Well light’

The Toronto-based Ryan Taylor design studio has been working to develop their ‘well light’ fixture. This multi-disciplinary office has been able to create the ‘well light’ body from cast aluminum with an acid etched glass diffuser. The functionality of the unit…