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Lost & Found Furniture

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2011
One of the many pleasures of traveling the world is having an opportunity to see, firsthand, the various creative approaches taken by local retailers and shopkeepers. If, like us, you haven’t had a chance to check out Beijing-based furnitur...

Yatzer: Dieter Rams Home Visit

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2011
Through the world of industrial design, the impact of seminal minimalist designer Dieter Rams needs little introduction. While a little bit of Rams has infiltrated into our daily lives and homes in more ways than one, Yatzer offers a captivating...

la Maison Champs-Elysées by Maison Martin Margiela Further Look

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 5, 2011
The influential house of Maison Martin Margiela embarks on its very first hotel collaboration by orchestrating the interior design to la Maison Champs-Elysées. The hotel is located within the confines of the historical Maison des Centraliens in P...

Skype Offices in Stockholm by PS Arkitektur

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 27, 2011
Internet software giant Skype gives us a look inside of its Stockholm-based office which was designed with help from Swedish architecture and design firm PS Arkitektur. Dedicated primarily to audio and video development operations, the Stockholm...

Issey Miyake x Yoichi Yamamoto Architects 2D/3D Chairs

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 25, 2011
Issey Miyake’s Tokyo storefront worked in conjunction with Yoichi Yamamoto Architects to create a memorizing installation based on 2D/3D chairs. Creating a three dimensional effect via perspective is further compounded by the actual inclusi...

Muji Home

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 8, 2011
Known for its streamlined business model and minimalist houseware and home goods, Japanese retailer Muji has recently undertaken the task of building a series of homes based around the concept, “Living in the form of thinking.” Placin...

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,...

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...

“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...

“Matchstick Light” by Sam Thompson

DesignComments ⋅ May 5, 2011
A collaboration between designer Sam Thompson and electrical engineer Zack Shivers resulted in the making of this “Matchstick Light.” Using 3/4″ sticks of maple held together with high quality stainless steel machine screws and...

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.,...

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...