Tag: furniture

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…

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Leaf3: Thermos House

If you have strong energy concerns and are looking for a house that could shield you from just about the most toughest of cold climates, then look no further. Leaf3 raises the bar for tiny housing through its technical prowess…

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Seaweed Furniture Doubling as Fertilizer

 For a while now, Denmark has been using seaweed for insulation purposes. Its durability is outstanding (up to 150 years). Students at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts have put this material to the test be expanding on this…

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Veggie Delight!

With a limited amount of time, and with four walls pressing-in on them, can most urban dwellers begin to go green and create their own home-grown healthy veggies? Well…‘Just Ask Us How!’ think that this is indeed possible! This group…

LED EDEN

Bulbo ‘cynara’ + ‘quadra’ LED light systems have created indoor photosynthesis. This lighting system allow city dwellers to experience contact with nature via a decentralized form of agriculture. This is the vision of a young Italian start-up who envisage all…

Mycelium Woven Lamps

Jonas Edvard Nielsen is the industrial designer who grows and shapes his materials to make his ‘MYX’ lamps. Each lamp is slowly cultivated over a period of three weeks using mycelium. As the mycelium grows, it weaves a network of…

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FROZEN LIGHT

This can truly be described as an ‘atmospheric’ chandelier! The French creative ‘arturoerbsman’ has perfectly (and poetically) combined the man-made environment with nature in their ‘polar light’ luminaires. In winter months, as water crystallizes on the surfaces of the chandelier,…