Massachusetts resident Derek Diedricksen, famous for tiny cabins, lately put his Gypsy Junker micro cabin on sale for $1,200 and now, he has build a recycled material coffee table dubbed “Funkadelic” using trash and pallets. The Funkadelic coffee table uses recycled wood and pallet boards on the top of a free aircraft shipping container and it rests on pipe fitting legs that cost Derek $20. The interested DIYers can go for cheap or free wooden legs.
Developed to take the center stage in a lounging area, the “Eira” from Oitenta, a product design and development studio, is a creative piece of furniture that not only looks original and good, but is comfortable to sit on as well. Featuring the design based on individual bent wood pieces, the trendy seat/chair can be placed in any hotel lounge area, restaurants, waiting rooms and offices.
Litter boxes have been a hygienic solution for the cat owners for years now to give their pets a private and comfortable place for their dirty business. Thinking that the cat litter boxes available on the shelves have not changed much for decades, Peter Hoffmann, an avid cat lover and founder and CEO of Econimal, Germany came up with the idea of a highly elegant and functional cat toilet that serves the needs of both cats and their owners. The idea was realized with cooperation from Professor Luigi Colani, a well-known designer, who supported Peter Hoffmann with the project from the beginning.
Designed by Dallas-based architecture, interiors and furniture design studio OFFICIAL, Droid Stool enjoys a fun design inspired by the Star Wars: Droids. The Official Droid Stool stands stylishly on three stout, brightly colored legs. Its maker Mark Leveno was in Hong Kong when he realized that electronics, stylish shoes and Star Wars could no longer be kept apart. As a result, the Droid Stool came into existence. The robotic character of the Droid has been suggested by the geometric upholstered seat on three legs.
With this ingeniously designed stainless steel knife dubbed Primitive, Italian designer Michele Daneluzzo pays tribute to the Stone Age when the early humans made tools with stone. The one petal-shaped steel knife bears a close resemblance to the flint cutting utensils from the Stone Age. Daneluzzo created this knife while studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Interestingly, the Primitive knife has no handle like your regular knives.
One of the latest projects at the international crowdfunding site Indiegogo, the FreshWall lets you grow fresh herbs and vegetable all year round and also purifies the indoor air. FreshWall is an affordable, automated green wall for the urban dwellers, which does not take too much of the floor space. FreshWall brings vertical gardening indoors and requires minimal maintenance. All you need to do is to put the plants into the pot, plug it to your FreshWall and add water to the reservoir. Plug in the cord and the FreshWall takes care of the rest.
Perfect for urban apartments with limited spaces, the Conversation Rug by German-born, London-based designer Pia Wüstenberg folds up to provide a table for two. Made with Alpaca Wool and Plywood, this unique piece is a real space saver and can be used as a regular rug. When there are any uninvited guests at home, you can take the rug up and transform it into a seemingly study coffee table in no time. Pia Wüstenberg, who believes that a curious mind is the main medium in a designer’s toolbox, runs Pia Design studio and works with international clients and brands.
At the first glance, you might think there is some problem with the image pictured above. But, that’s not true. The image is very much fine and the furniture piece in question is the Good Vibrations, which has been designed by furniture designer Ferruccio Laviani. The mind-boggling storage unit has been hand carved in such a way that it appears to be completely distorted. The unusual piece is part of Ferruccio Laviani’s home interior collection for Italy’s Fratelli Boffi and will be shown at the 2013 Furniture Exhibition.
WEWOOD’s philosophy is to enhance the high-end joinery, the raw material (hardwood), the innovation and the Portuguese design in each produced piece. After the Silhouette lamp, WEWOOD – Portuguese Joinery has now unveiled the new CANCAN coat hanger, a new spin on the design of the traditional coat hanger. Designed by Gud Conspiracy product design studio, CANCAN flaunts a dual personality – its functional character and its aesthetic design.
Winner of the prestigious A’ Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, the Origami Rose by Joyce (Mei Kam) Chan is a multifunctional table that serves many purposes. Designed for the compact spaces, the Origami Rose uses interlocking techniques and varying plane heights to serve three different functions – a side/bedside table, a desk and a bookshelf. The opening at the center of the Origami Rose table can accommodate a floor lamp.