Seung-Yong Song’s Multi-Functional Furniture

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We’ve got plenty of stuff in our houses with all kinds of different functions. Why not combine those objects better and have less of them? That is what the Korean industrial designer Seung-Yong Song must have thought when he created a series of multifunctional and pretty furniture. Song used the most simple daily objects such as chairs, lamps, cupboards and laundry racks to created complete new furniture typologies with unique combined uses.

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Flexible Outdoor Design Furniture From Sweden

Thomas Bernstrand’s Stockholm-based design studio came up with this so-called Share Portable Park Chair. The Share Portable is a very simple and smart combination between a public bench and a shopping trolley. The system requires users to insert a coin to release a chair from the chain. The coin is given back when they return the chair….

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E-Waste Furniture By Rodrigo Alonso

Colombia-based designer Rodrigo Alonso has launched his ‘N+ew: No More Electronic Waste’ series, a collection of pretty bizarre cube-shaped stools. As you can see, the furniture’s main ingredient is recycled electronic waste, as well as epoxic resin and melted aluminium to shape the stools. This must be the most chemical furniture I’ve ever seen. The…

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Tree Bench: A Mobile Sitting Unit For Urban Parks

As part of his ‘Aandeboom’ series, which means something like ‘attached to trees’, the Utrecht-based spatial designer Rogier Martens has come up with a remarkable design for a pop-up bench for urban parks and landscapes. Invited by the Dutch city of Amersfoort to design a temporary bench for a local park, Martens created this Tree Bench….

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The Portable Deck Chair

Using urban space to create your own paradise seems to be a trend in big cities. Particularly in chair design we’ve seen diverse models that actively use urban elements as part of their basic structure, including this wearable chair and this lunch bag chair. New in this series is a lazy chair to enjoy the…

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Become One With An Octopus

Máximo Riera, a practitioner in the medical industry who turned artist, combined high tech 3D modeling technology with excellent craftsmanship to create realistic animal chairs. The exclusive pieces of his furniture were shown during the 100% Design show in London last month. The sculptures reached high levels of detail and authentic texture using CNC (computer numerical…

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Urban Furniture: Social Sofas

Although cities bring people together, urban dwellers may well feel forlorn. “It is a pity there is little interaction between people in the streets,” Karin Bruers argues, “but the current condition of public space does not really help or invite either.” Back in the days, outdoor benches were key places for people to gather, discuss and…

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