Slinky Chair is a sculptural seat designed by Italy-based studio Infinity Design that takes inspiration from Japanese calligraphy. Like the gracefully painted characters of the ancient Asian art, the chair manages to convey action and elegance in visually striking curves. It is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, offering a complementary balance of modern design and…
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The 'Urglass' project by British industrial designer Ellen Thomas is a lamp design that began as an investigation into how people utilize light while taking into considering its effects on space and the problems involved with portability. The results is a product that derives its aesthetic from a workman's lamp featuring cleats to conveniently wrap the wire around.…
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It may surprise you to know what type of vehicle this luxurious interior belongs to. It's not a jet, or a limo, but rather a Mercedes Benz Van. Called JetVans, the high end interiors of these vehicles were designed by Becker Automotive Design and take inspiration from private planes.
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How sweet are these? Slovak designer Roman Ficek has designed candles inspired by paper boats. Called Candle Sail, they're available in six colors and each have a burning time of about 2 hours. Love that they remind you of beautiful origami. The shape isn't only for aesthetic purposes but also for functional…
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A bike with a fiberglass frame isn’t the only way to ride in style. Dots Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Bangkok-based firm, makes handcrafted bicycles using timber parts. Their sleek PLYbike is composed of sandwiched wood veneer, and highlights a beautiful surface design thanks to the contrasting-colored wood. It was recently showcased at this year’s Milan…Continue
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In an effort to quell the hunger in third world countries, aid relief boxes are sent in by organizations like the UN, UNICEF, and the Red Cross. But what happens to the boxes after? Could they be reused for a good cause?
To provide kids with a temporary escape from their tough lives, Unplug Design Studio have conceptualized aid relief boxes with patterns that, when followed and assembled, become sturdy paper soccer balls. For children…
Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design vertically by featuring a suspended bed overhead.
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Board meetings just got a lot more interesting with this fun swing table and hanging chairs design. Created by Christopher Duffy for British design brand Duffy London, the table features eight swings suspended from a four-poster style table. The company creates products that are as environmentally friendly as possible, and they clearly have a playful side. Office workers will…
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This beautifully hand-crafted wooden design concept is a unique, modern bicycle developed by artist Yojiro Oshima, a design student in the Craft & Industrial Design Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.
Oshima created the structure, entitled Fusion, as an exploration of an everyday object redesigned…Continue
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