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Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen “Favn” Sofa

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 9, 2011
New from Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen comes this impressive “Favn” sofa. Conceptualized by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon,  the Favn (which means “embrace” in Danish) was based on the form of a shell and is int...

Read Your Bookcase by Saporiti

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 8, 2011
Italian furniture and interior design company Saporiti has come up with a clever and unique concept for this wooden bookshelf. By playing around with the placement of the shelves within each box, they were able to visibly form the phrase “R...

RR House by Studio Guilherme Torres

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2011
Studio Guilherme Torres was recently commissioned to redesign the interior of this penthouse apartment in São Paulo, Brazil. After tearing down all of the walls and rebuilding the installation, Torres used a polymer cement to recreate the floors,...

Cirrata Lamp by Markus Johansson

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 2, 2011
Challenging common perceptions of what is possible to create out of the Corian material, Swedish designer Markus Johansson presents his Cirrata Lamp, named after the suborder containing octopi. The official description for Cirrata is as follows:...

Treforma Nesting Tables by Jason Phillips

DesignComments ⋅ May 30, 2011
Jason Phillips, the 2010 product designer of the year, is back with a beautiful design called Treforma. Treforma is inspired by objects and the way they reflect and transmit light. The color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum o...

daviddavid x Glass Hill “Chair”

DesignComments ⋅ May 25, 2011
Product design studio Glass Hill recently teamed up with daviddavid to produce a special chair featuring an individually hand-drawn pencil crayon design. Print label daviddavid is best known for bold, geometric prints shown at London Fashion Week...

Tim Mackerodt: FALT. Series

DesignComments ⋅ May 23, 2011
Conceptualized by German designer Tim Mackerodt, this unique lamp and stool set were created as part of a series called “FALT.” The pieces were made using a folded concrete method by which fiber-reinforced concrete is rolled out and m...

The Sinus Table by Daniel Lorch for L&Z

DesignComments ⋅ May 17, 2011
Designed by L&Z co-founder Daniel Lorch, the Sinus Trestle is a simple and plausible table constructed from a single piece of tubular steel that has been bent into this ideal, static shape. Robust but not heavy, the table sits atop two powde...

Cream Chair by MrSmith Studio for Calligaris

DesignComments ⋅ May 15, 2011
Following up the Basil Chair we saw last week, Italian design company MrSmith Studio reveals another chair design in a line of inspired product: the “Cream Chair.” The main characteristics of the Cream Chair come from the always popul...

“Divis Bench” by Mike & Maaike for Council

DesignComments ⋅ May 11, 2011
Having previously worked together to produce the “Divis Table,” San Francisco-based studio Mike & Maaike and design company Council have teamed up again to create this accompanying seat. Made from ash and poplar, the “Divis...

“Basil Chair” by Mr. Smith Studio for Calligaris

DesignComments ⋅ May 10, 2011
First introduced during Milan Design Week 2011, the “Basil Chair” was created by a team of designers at Milan-based Mr. Smith Studio for Italian furniture manufacturer Calligaris. Inspired by the structural composition of a basil leaf...

Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm Pod Chair

DesignComments ⋅ May 3, 2011
British designer Benjamin Hubert developed the Pod Chair for Netherlands-based contemporary furniture company De Vorm. Created as a “privacy chair,” the design incorporates various elements that allow it to feel like “a room wit...

Acura x Studio Dror “Thor” S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Desk

DesignComments ⋅ May 2, 2011
New York City-based architectural and interior design firm Studio Dror has teamed up with luxury automaker Acura to design this limited-edition desk inspired by the new Marvel film, Thor. Designed for an operative agent working for S.H.I.E.L.D.,...

Herman Miller by George Nelson Basic Cabinet Series

DesignComments ⋅ May 1, 2011
Herman Miller announces the first in a series of product reintroductions from its collection of designs by George Nelson, kicking off May 21, 2011. George Nelson was Herman Miller’s Director of Design from 1945-1972. After taking the role,...

NY Times: At Home with Moby

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 29, 2011
The New York Times recently ran a story about Moby’s move from downtown New York to the Hollywood Hills this past year. They give us an inside look into the musician’s new home, originally built in the 1920s by real estate developer L...