Porky Hefer’s Molecules are hanging seats modelled on chemical compounds

South African designer Porky Hefer has extended his collection of hanging chairs at this year’s Design Miami with a series of leathery seats that each represent a different molecular compound. Each Molecules chair are modelled on a different molecular compound, with the stitched leather colours representing a different atom The Molecules collection comprises three hanging […]

Mater uses recycled plastic and rattan for latest furniture designs

Ethical design brand Mater has launched a chair with a woven rattan seat inspired by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, and a stool featuring a seat made from recycled materials, both designed by architect Eva Karlou. The Earth Stool and the He and She dining chairs are manufactured by the Copenhagen-based brand, and designed by Karlou, […]

Savannah design studio reimagines cardboard box as chair

After more than a year of prototyping, Savannah studio Don’t Take This The Wrong Way has unveiled its design for a chair that consists of a single cardboard box. In order to make it stand the test of time, it has been carefully “over-engineered” to be resistant to both wear and water. “I think a […]

Designers need to focus on the afterlife of their products says Oki Sato

Oki Sato explains how Nendo‘s chair for Republic of Fritz Hansen follows circular design principles, in this exclusive video filmed by Dezeen at the Japanese design studio’s office in Milan. Called the No2 Recycle, the stackable chair is made from recycled household plastics and is designed to be recycled into a new chair at the […]

Micheline Nahra deconstructs and reconstructs a dining set 

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Micheline Nahra has disassembled a four-person dinner setting and rebuilt it for one person, in a bid to make absence visible. With a set-up originally meant for a group of family or friends now dedicated to a single person, A Dinner for One tells a story of loss. “It’s a signifier […]

Veneer seat and backrest drape over frame of Thomas Bentzen’s Soft Chair

Copenhagen-based designer Thomas Bentzen has developed a chair to highlight the fluid curves that can be generated using moulded wood veneer, which appears to gently fold over its solid wood frame. Bentzen designed the Soft Chair for Danish brand Takt using manufacturing methods and materials that have been popular with Scandinavian designers for decades. The chair has […]

Flokk designs its most sustainable chair to date from recycled materials

Dezeen promotion: Furniture manufacturer Flokk, owner of the Swedish brand RH, has released its most sustainable task chair to date – the RH New Logic, which has been made from recycled aluminium, plastic and steel. Designed in collaboration with Norwegian designers Jonas Stokke and Øystein Austad, the RH New Logic chair is an updated version […]

Chinese ink paintings come alive in Apiwat Chitapanya’s wax-cast furniture

Bangkok designer Apiwat Chitapanya has created a collection for specialist brass furniture brand Masaya that emulates Chinese ink paintings through the process of lost-wax casting. Each piece in the Ink Collection – which consists of a dining chair, stool and bench – was first cast in a steel-backed wax mould in one of Masaya‘s workshops in […]

Verpan unveils previously unrealised designs from Verner Panton archive

Dedicated Verner Panton manufacturer Verpan has released three pieces of furniture designed by Panton but never before put into production, based on the designer’s original sketches. Verpan based the previously unrealised designs for the Reflect and Hive lights, and the Flex chair, on drawings found in the Panton archive. The release marks the first time that […]

Barber and Osgerby designs modular outdoor furniture collection for Dedon

This modular collection of seats and sofas designed by London studio Barber and Osgerby for outdoor furniture brand Dedon features removable upholstered cushions that slip over a metal frame. The Brea outdoor lounge system is the second collection that the studio headed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby has designed for German firm Dedon, following […]

Competition: win a Rock chair by Marc Sadler

To mark the 25th anniversary of 100% Design, Dezeen is partnering with Daa to offer readers the chance to win one of its Rock chairs designed by Marc Sadler. Italian brand Daa will be presenting furniture from its collection at 100% Design – a design show for industry professionals and enthusiasts that takes place at […]

Robin Day’s 675 chair given modern makeovers for fundraising auction

Fifteen leading textile designers have created their own interpretation of Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair, which will be auctioned in aid of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation. The designers were invited to customise the chair as part of a project called A Day to Remember, organised by producer Case Furniture in partnership with retailer […]

Laila Laurel’s chair provides a solution to manspreading

Brighton University graduate Laila Laurel has designed a chair that prevents people from “manspreading”, as part of a project that aims to offer solutions to sexist issues experienced by women. Laurel’s pair of chairs, titled A Solution for Man-Spreading, were created as a tongue-in-cheek response to both hers and other womens’ day-to-day experiences of “manspreading”. […]

Jeong Greem brings doodles to life in Mono furniture series

Three-dimensional doodle-like lines form this series of furniture by Korean designer Jeong Greem, which aims to breathe life into mundane, everyday materials. The Mono furniture collection sees simple, single-line drawings translated into a series of rope-like benches, chairs, tables and lamps. Each piece has been made from silicone foam tubes – a material typically used […]

Adam Nathaniel Furman’s HK furniture collection is inspired by a friendly cyclops

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has teamed up with Scottish surfaces manufacturer Mirrl to develop a furniture collection informed by Japanese lacquerwork and a folkloric one-eyed boy. The Glasgow-based company worked with Furman to examine alternative applications for its solid surface material, which is more typically used for tabletops, kitchens, bathrooms and cladding. They settled […]

Savvas Laz transforms styrofoam packaging into Trashformers chair

Greek designer Savvas Laz used pieces of styrofoam packaging discarded in dumpsters to create this sculptural chair that aims to raise awareness of packaging waste. The Athens-based designer developed the Trashformers project in response to the amount of waste packaging that is generated in his home city. “There are no proper recycling facilities here in […]

Samuel Wilkinson brings the Viennese bistro chair into the 21st century

British designer Samuel Wilkinson has paired steam-bent wood with Vienna straw to create a contemporary dining chair called Latis. Aiming to create “a timeless signature chair with a modern aesthetic”, Wilkinson used the two elements that characterised the classic bistro chair of the mid-19th century. The chair has a slender frame made from steam-bent ash […]

PearsonLloyd uses as little material as possible on Kin chair collection

London studio PearsonLloyd has unveiled a family of mono-shell seats that are designed to be as simple as possible without losing sturdiness. Characterised by their fluid lines, the Kin collection is made up of plastic chairs and stools that come in eight bold colours. The range is being produced by Allermuir, a brand that PearsonLloyd […]

PearsonLloyd gives flat-pack furniture an upgrade with Cross chair

London studio PearsonLloyd marries the convenience and economy of flat-pack furniture with quality materials in a chair designed for new Copenhagen brand Takt. Cross comes as four disassembled pieces of timber and six screws Named after the cross structure that forms its four legs, the Cross chair has a plywood seat and backrest, with the […]

Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai use magnesium to create extremely light Vela chair

Tel Aviv designers Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai have used magnesium, one of the lightest metals, to create a stacking chair that weighs just 2.5 kilograms. Unveiled by Italian furniture brand Magis during Milan design week, the Vela chair plays to the strengths of its low-density material. Whilst structurally strong and easy to work with, magnesium weighs 30 per cent less […]

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