niedziela, 31 października 2010

trift by judith seng

The line of Trift Tables are solid wood pieces of wood, are partially painted with a high-gloss color, revealing the grain of the wood below. Each piece is unique depending on the size of the wood.

seating for eating and together table by ilse crawford

 Ilse Crawford’s spare ‘Seating for Eating’ pieces are contemporary interpretations of traditional seating and she describes them as “reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed”. The designer: "My new furniture collection – Seating for Eating – is based around communities and sharing. It’s a family of solid chestnut benches, settles and stools. Having designed some restaurants and cafes, I realised there are plenty of chairs but very few products that draw people together. When you look at design, so much of it is based around being separate. I’m interested in making furniture and design that brings people together.” The settles, benches and stools now gets company by the together table. The table is made from solid chestnut and has trimmings and legs made of copper. The table has rounded extensions on each side. When unextended, the table is rectangular, and the rounded drop leaves are hidden under the tabletop. When both ends are extended the table seats somewhere around 12 people.

w093w by ilse crawford

w093w is made of wood, porcelain, and iron, an odd combo. According to the website, materials impact our emotional psyche and project a variety of feelings. Iron was chosen for its feelings of stability, reliability, trust; wood for its warmth and life, and porcelain for its intimate glow, as well as its tactility. There are two types of lamps: one is a table lamp, the other a wall-lamp.The latter one works using a pulley system,
so the shade can be adjusted to the desired height.

sobota, 23 października 2010

tomoko azumi's tables: spin, donkey, chest

 Spin tables, made from oak or walnut and powder coated steel are are designed to work alongside sofas and soft seating as telephone and occasional tables. They can be easly carried from one place to another thanks to handle on the top.

 Re-design of Isokon's historical piece 'Penguin Donkey' designed by Egon Riss in 1939 and 'Penguin Donkey 2' by Ernest Race in 1963.  To adopt contemporary needs, small table top is added to put mug and lap-top computer, also shelf size adjusted for CD and DVD.  Cut out handles add mobility for the piece, too.

A chest of drawers, can be turned into a low coffee table by single action - lift by top drawer handles.  Inspired by traditional Japanese dining room, which was turned into a bedroom at night, it was one of experimentations on furniture with dual function.

tomoko azumi - models and projects

bender stool by paul evermann

the 'bender stool' by german designer paul evermann. worn-out chair legs and found wood
can be attached to the laser-cut seat with the help of cable ties, resulting in a stool
that can be constructed completely tool-free.