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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Landpeel: The Flexible Life Mat

Landpeel is great innovative floor mat system that enables users to adapt the floor to their specific interior needs. The Landpeel is more than a floor mat — it’s a modular system that can be transformed into chairs, tables and workstations by the simple act of lifting the panels. The idea of the Japanese designer…

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