Expanding their periphery, automakers nowadays seem to try their hands in various fields, especially home furnishings, to spread the elegance and style of autos to the consumer products, which we use on daily basis. Drawing inspiration from the natural movements of wild animals, renowned automaker Mazda has come up with a chair called the “KODO,” meaning “Soul of Motion” in English, which virtually brings the motion to the standstill.
Designed by Berlin-based architect and designer Werner Aissingler for Italian brand Moroso, the new Bikini Island collection is a modular furniture island that allows users to configure and use it to meet their personal and space needs. Available in a range of sizes and shades, the Bikini Island modular seating furniture can be customized to complement your existing home décor. The new Bikini Island collection will be showcased at the Milan Design Week in April.
What do you make out of the above-pictured piece of furniture? Creative, practical, highly flexible or transformable? We do second your thoughts if any of these expressions describes your reaction. Conceived by Michael Jantzen, these one-off tables seek to introduce a definite element of art into contemporary furniture. The shape-shifting tables, labeled as Interactive, Segmented Tables, feature certain identical segments packed in between two perpendicular support sections. Users can find two disc shaped knobs on both sides of the tables which they need to loosen for creating myriad configurations. The identical segments rotate around a central support rod, thus allowing users to transform the tables to any shapes they feel like.
Home furniture should not only be ergonomic and graceful but also functional, so it could complement the growing needs of modern spaces, apart from decorating the home. Addressing the issue, designer Bernardo Bajana has developed an artistic coffee table dubbed the “Strand” that offers neat and elegant storage to remove all the clutter from the surface of the table. Inspired by rib and spinal bone structures, the functional piece of furniture demonstrates great beauty through repetitive, parallel elements.
Avid homemakers and gadget freaks, who want everything around them to be gizmo-inspired, now have enough reason to go bonkers over and appreciate the floppy disc-shaped table that hides their preferred possessions inside a metal shutter. Designed and created by a Berlin-based design duo Neulant van Exel, the Floppy Table is highly usable considering the fact that it never sacrifices its primary function, i.e. entertaining your guests with coffee drinks on its flat surface.
People keep changing their home interior and move furniture from one room to the other very frequently, but shifting bulky furniture on your own even within the home is a tiresome task and requires a lot of physically strength. Addressing the issue, Malaysian designer Ryan Cheah has come up with a multifunctional furniture unit dubbed the “Frame” that integrates a wheelbarrow, so you could move it from one place to another with ease.
People usually listen to soft and soothing music in the bed to calm their mind or nerves before finally entering the world of dream. If you too have a flair for music, here is a hi-tech bed that comes built-in with speakers to play your favorite tracks to relax your body as well as mind, setting the environment for a sound sleep. The Sound Leather Bed, as they call it, is upholstered in stone white bonded leather for a cubed frame, which gives it a contemporary look.
Coat rack has been an integral part of our homes that offers an organized place to hang clothing in a tidy manner. Reviving the conventional coat racks, Industrial Designer Robert Guglielmo has created a unique household object that apart from placing your apparel elegantly also lights up your space with a soft glow.
Conceived by Marcel&Raymond (Pierre Stadelmann AND Elise Remond), the “Console Alpage” is a versatile table that gives a whole new meaning to the home furniture. Presenting a sculptural design, the creative table pops out three abrupt mountains from the straight lines to give it an artistic look. These mountains not only enhance the aesthetics of the table, but also breed the functional use, as users can place their books, magazines and newspapers elegantly within the wood layers.