Form Us With Love creates modular benches to give people privacy in public spaces

Swedish studio Form Us With Love has designed a modular bench seating system for +Halle, which aims to create privacy in public without using walls or dividers. The Levels benches come in three heights and three lengths that can be mix-and-matched to create seating for a wide range of indoor shared spaces. With sitters positioned […]

Dezeen’s top 10 furniture designs of 2019

This year, furniture designs ventured out of the home onto the streets and into prisons. Design reporter Jennifer Hahn picks out her top 10 projects for our review of 2019, from public seating in Beirut to silicone chairs. Markerad by IKEA and Virgil Abloh After hacking the Vitra archive in June, this year’s most hyped […]

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 […]

Daniel Arsham turns his Design Miami booth into a cabinet of curiosities

New York designer Daniel Arsham and design gallery Friedman Benda have installed a translucent green box to launch futuristic furnishings at this year’s Design Miami.  Rather than following the format of a traditional booth, Arsham created the colourful volume to be kunstkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, showcasing his latest collection. Green frosted-glass panels form the […]

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, […]

Harry Nuriev stuffs vinyl sofa with old Balenciaga clothing

Crosby Studios’ founder Harry Nuriev has teamed up with Balenciaga to create a transparent vinyl couch filled with worn and discarded clothing from the French fashion brand. Architect and designer Nuriev and Balenciaga unveiled the oblong couch at this year’s Design Miami 2019. It is intended to promote “environmentally conscious design” by converting worn or disposed garments […]

Studio Sain uses traditional hand-turning process to create products incorporating wooden ball joints

Studio Sain worked with one of Austria’s last remaining woodturners to develop this collection of hand-turned wooden products that feature moving parts or modular components. Designers Martijn Rigters and Namuun Zimmermann, who began working together as Studio Sain in 2018, developed the Bulbous project as part of Vienna Design Week‘s Passionswege 2019 programme, which pairs […]

Apparatus designs Interlude furniture for “imagined, modernist concert hall”

An embroidered floor lamp and two eel-skin clad cabinets are among the objects in a collection by US lighting studio Apparatus that took direction from musical scores. Embroidery influenced by musical motifs decorates lamps and a screen in Apparatus’ Interlude Presented at this year’s Salon Art + Design in New York, the elaborate collection Interlude […]

Luminaire to exhibit works by Konstantin Grcic and Piero Lissoni at Design Miami

Dezeen promotion: design company Luminaire is hosting an exhibition at its Miami Design District showroom featuring works by industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, architect and designer Piero Lissoni and fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester. Piero Lissoni’s The Uncollected Collection will be among the items in the exhibit The Luminaire Lab exhibition will open on Thursday 5 December 2019 […]

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 […]

Pelle’s aluminium DVN Table is held together by friction

New York studio Pelle has created a low table made from pieces of solid aluminium that are milled to a tolerance of one thousandth of an inch and fixed together using traditional Japanese joinery techniques. The studio headed by Jean and Oliver Pelle designed the DVN Table as an experiment in innovative manufacturing and hand […]

Lap Stool by SmithMattias highlights traditional joinery technique

London studio SmithMattias has created a wooden bar stool for British design brand Deadgood featuring a simple structure held together by a visible lap joint that gives the product its name. The Lap Stool is the second product designed by Jack Smith and Gemma Mattias for Deadgood, following on from the Marra Table the duo […]

Donald Judd’s collection of works by Alvar Aalto and John Chamberlain go on show in New York

This exhibition at the Judd Foundation in New York pairs together furniture by architect Alvar Aalto and paintings by sculptor John Chamberlain from late American artist Donald Judd’s archive. Called Aalto + Chamberlain, the showcase presents seven recently restored artworks by Chamberlain with Aalto-designed chairs, stools and tables. The items were sourced from Judd’s permanent […]

Seven designs from Dubai’s Downtown Editions fair that celebrate the Middle East

From a trio of mirrors depicting Dubai’s arid landscape to a set of sand-cast chairs by female artisans in Sharjah, Dezeen’s Natashah Hitti has picked seven designs from Downtown Editions 2019 that celebrate regional traits. Held during Dubai Design Week, Downtown Editions took place for the second time this year as part of the city’s […]

OMA installs minimal Kube pavilion outside K11 Musea in Hong Kong

OMA has installed a golden cube-shaped kiosk and black marble furniture outside the K11 Musea retail development in Hong Kong. Called Kube, the installation is positioned on the Victoria Harbour waterfront by K11 Musea‘s main entrance and is designed by Rem Koolhaas’ studio OMA to offer “a distinctive and intimate place for encounters and happenings”. […]

Sella Concept “masters the art of curves” with first furniture collection

London design studio Sella Concept has launched its first furniture collection – a series of handmade stools featuring curvaceous forms inspired by the bathers at Hampstead Heath’s Ladies’ Pond. The studio headed by Tatjana von Stein and Gayle Noonan has previously created bespoke furniture for many of its interior design projects, but the bar stools […]

Plywood furniture “islands” are used to customise public housing in Japan

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex in Osaka to customise their apartments. Nmstudio Architects were invited to create four apartment prototypes for the renovation of a Danchi (a public-housing complex) in Senri, Osaka. The 14-storey building was originally constructed in 1979 and […]

Luca Nichetto designs modular furniture to work in public spaces and the home

Italian designer Luca Nichetto has created furnishings, including tables, sofas and benches, to be used in workspaces, residences and museum galleries. Designed in collaboration with American brand Bernhardt Design, the Luca Collection marks Nichetto’s US furniture debut. The designer wanted to create “universal” pieces that suit various environments and that can be arranged both collectively and […]

New York exhibition displays rarely seen furniture by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce

A jagged edged bookshelf and a series of modular armchairs are among the rare and limited-edition furniture designs by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce on show at New York gallery Friedman Benda. Pesce’s work embraces flaws and mistakes and disregards many of the modernist techniques and styles that were popular at the time he designed […]

Tatiana Bilbao designs Growing With You furniture collection

Growing With You is a range of furniture pieces by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao that are designed to adapt to the size of space they’re in. The Tatiana Bilbao Estudio founder has created five designs that are made for use in homes of all sizes, from tiny apartments to big family residences. The pieces are highly […]

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