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 […]

Virgil Abloh reveals full IKEA collection ahead of US launch next month

Millennials will soon be able to furnish their homes with the emblazoned rugs and bedding in IKEA’s long-awaited collection by fashion designer Virgil Abloh, which will be available for sale in the US next month. Abloh‘s range called Markerad, which is aimed at students and young people moving into their first homes, will be available […]

Nendo designs N02 Recycle chair from household plastic waste for Fritz Hansen

Japanese studio Nendo has created a collection of stackable chairs from recycled household plastics, which take design cues from a folded sheet of paper. Designed for Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, the shell of the N02 Recycle chair is made from recycled polypropylene. The chair is Fritz Hansen’s first move towards creating a […]

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 […]

Bohinc Studio shows space-themed collection in 18th-century townhouse

London designer Lara Bohinc showcased her latest, space-themed furniture collection in a 200-year-old house in London’s King’s Cross that was converted into an immersive installation for the occasion. Both a homeware collection and the house’s interior were created specifically for the London Design Festival and feature Bohinc’s take on celestial shapes and colours. Bohinc also […]

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 […]

Six of the best Chinese design studios and brands at Design China Beijing

Dezeen’s Benedict Hobson picks out six Chinese design studios and brands that made an impression at the Design China Beijing trade show earlier this month. Design China Beijing featured over 200 exhibitors including a host of international brands, but also a significant contingent of design studios and companies based in China. “We want Design China Beijing […]

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 […]

Petra bathroom collection is made from stain-resistant concrete

Designers Marco Merendi and Diego Vencato have collaborated with Italian firm Gypsum to develop a dirt-resistant concrete, which they used to create a collection of bathroom furniture suitable for outdoor use. Milan-based architect Merendi and Veronese industrial designer Vencato used the new material to create the Petra collection of bathroom furniture for Italian brand Agape. […]

Eight Nordic designers making furniture look like art

The Chart art and design fair in Copenhagen featured a range of designers creating furniture and homeware as if they were sculptures. Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson picks out 10 of the most impressive. The seventh edition of Chart took place in Copenhagen from 30 August to 1 September 2019, spotlighting the work of artists, designers […]

Herman Miller and Vitra release Eames LTR Tables with Eucalyptus tops

Dezeen promotion: Herman Miller and Vitra have released a limited run of Eucalyptus LTR Tables – a version of Charles and Ray Eames‘ design with a top made from trees felled at the Eames House. The tables were created from two eucalyptus trees harvested from the Los Angeles property, which were felled as part of the Eames Foundation’s ongoing […]

Joe Parr’s PlaySetting furniture is influenced by playground equipment

Playground swings, carousels and rolling logs informed this furniture collection designed by Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Joe Parr. Swing Seat comprises a white steel tube, that serves as a base and handles, and holds up a curved leather saddle where the user sits The Detroit designer created PlaySetting for his MFA thesis project at the […]

Kirkby Design creates fabric collection based on London Underground seats

Textile brand Kirkby Design has collaborated with Transport for London to recreate seven heritage moquette designs featured on the city’s Underground tube seats. The Underground Vol. II collection saw Kirkby adapt the scale and colour of various designs found in the London Transport Museum archives to create a series of velvet upholstery fabrics patterned with […]

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 […]

Gensler designs Atelier furniture system to enable “reconfigurability in the workplace”

Using its own London office as a case study, architecture firm Gensler has created a modular furniture range for Fantoni in response to a trend for more flexible and collaborative workplaces. Gensler developed the Atelier system to meet the demands of offices around the world, which are witnessing a shift away from the traditional format of […]

Frida Escobedo designs Ettore Sottsass exhibition at ICA Miami

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has designed pink plinths and screens to showcase the work of Memphis group founder Ettore Sottsass in this retrospective exhibition at Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Escobedo‘s layout of Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory, which features five-decades of work created by the late Italian architect and designer, alludes to “Sottsass’ […]

Competition: win three hand-crafted cocktail tables by Tom Faulkner

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with Tom Faulkner to give a reader the chance to win three cocktail tables from the designer’s Lily collection. The collection is based on Japanese lily pads, with the table tops originally manufactured in bronze and brass. Tom Faulkner has updated the table’s design for 2019 to feature […]

Andreu World’s latest competition asks designers to reimagine the chair and table

Dezeen promotion: Spanish furniture brand Andreu World is inviting designers from across the globe to submit chair and table proposals to its International Design Contest, held in collaboration with Kvadrat. The International Design Contest, which launched in 2001, annually calls for global creatives to reinterpret the design of chairs and tables. Just under 30,000 people […]

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