Nick Ross designs Proto chairs to offer refuge in busy environments

Scottish designer Nick Ross has created a range of curvy seats for Danish brand +Halle, to offer respite from an overstimulating world. Proto is a series of chairs, a sofa, a bench and a stool, designed to make a sitter feel safe and secluded. Designed for busy environments, from the workplace to public buildings like […]

Floor Skrabanja designs 3D-knitted furniture without staples or stitches

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Floor Skrabanja has created a collection of seats with single-piece 3D-knitted upholstery that needs no gluing or stitching, so can easily be deconstructed. The series features a chair, stool and bench, each covered with a seamless, continuous piece of fabric that is slipped on like a sleeve and bound to the […]

Andrés Reisinger turns Insta-famous CGI render into real chair

After his 3D rendering of a cloud-like armchair went viral on social media last year, Argentinian designer Andrés Reisinger has made the Hortensia chair a reality with the help of 20,000 fabric petals. Reisinger, who works primarily with CGI, first posted the bulbous, light pink rendering on Instagram in July of 2018. Since then, it has […]

China Design [Working Title] highlights work by “young and aspirational generation” of designers

Furniture by designers including Joyce Wang and Mario Tsai is on show at this Shanghai exhibition organised by contemporary art and design platform The Artling. Titled China Design [Working Title] and curated by creative consultant Yoko Choy, the exhibition opened at The Artling‘s gallery space in the central Jing’an district to coincide with two major […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mattiazzi debuts four new seating collections at Milan Design Week

To celebrate its 10th year, Mattiazzi is launching seating by Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Foster + Partners and Industrial Facility, who guest art-directed the collections. For 2019, the Italian furniture brand has worked with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London studio Industrial Facility to assemble four separate collections by four esteemed designers and studios. The […]

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