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...

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares

CultureComments ⋅ Apr 29, 2011
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs is an exhaustive visual history of a single design typology. The book exemplifies author Jonathan Olivares’ meticulous approach to design research, and his desire to catalog the entire development of the industrially p...

Craig Redman for LAQ “Darcel” Furniture Piece

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 29, 2011
After launching an initial collection in 2010 that included three tables made from the traditional techniques of lacquering, furniture specialists LAQ reveal several new special pieces for 2011. Made by 2, 4 or 6 hands, they happen to enrich the...

Zartan Chair by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 20, 2011
The Zartan Chair was recently spotted at the Magis booth on the Milan Fairgrounds. Designed by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet, the Zartan marks the designer’s latest approach to industrial production without utilizing actual plastic...

Pavillon Hermès

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 20, 2011
Milan Design Week 2011 once again represented the launch point for some of the design world’s most innovative and aesthetically pleasing furniture collections. The Hermès house was among the latest blockbuster names to dabble in furniture d...

“Tip Ton” Chair by Barber Osgerby for Vitra

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 5, 2011
London-based design studio Barber Osgerby, founded by duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, unveil their “Tip Ton” chair – a product made in collaboration with contemporary furniture company Vitra of Switzerland. Although quite sim...

“Gothic Chairs” by Studio Job for Moooi

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 5, 2011
Created by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets of the design firm Studio Job, these “Gothic chairs” were created especially for Dutch furniture brand Moooi. Inspired by a 16th century-style neo-Gothic chair purchased by Smeets, the chair was...

Artek: White Collection by Ville Kokkonen

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 1, 2011
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Finnish design company Artek introduces its latest project, “White,” designed Ville Kokkonen, the company’s design director. A collection of lighting solutions, “White” is anchored b...

The Making of the Eames Lounge Chair

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 25, 2011
This video above offers an inside look into the production of a classic Eames Lounge Chair being manufactured in the Vitra Atelier on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Known for its simplistic nature, designs from Charles and Ray Eames...

Kitmen Keung for Sixinch “Dual Cut” Foam Block

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 17, 2011
Hong Kong-based designer Kitmen Keung has created a transformable foam block for Belgium design brand Sixinch. Splitting a raw rectangular foam block with only two L-shaped cut lines, Dual Cut is a transformable furniture piece that employs the s...

FOSSA by Aurélien Barbry for COR

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 17, 2011
Combining elements of a sofa, lounger and corner combination, the Fossa chair was created for German manufacturer COR by French designer Aurélien Barbry. With an emphasis on comfort and functionality, the unique furniture piece features recesses...

“Snoop” Stool by Karim Rashid for B-LINE

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 16, 2011
Italian furniture company B-LINE has collaborated with New York-based designer Karim Rashid on this “Snoop” stool. The multifaceted rotomolded polyethylene stool is stackable and has built-in pockets so that it can be used as either a...

mastermind JAPAN x BUILDING Furniture Collection

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 10, 2011
Last year saw mastermind JAPAN diversify its design portfolio by entering into the realm of furniture design with BUILDING. The two have rejoined to create a follow-up collection. This time around the release focuses on a full-length mirror and m...