On a late-night dogwalk I passed these display tables in the window of a store on Crosby Street. I was struck by the unusual design of the legs, which flare out in both the X- and Y-axes to meet the apron: In other words, surface B wraps around to blend
After being presented at this year's Maison d'Object in Paris, Riluc has rolled out their new collection of designs as odd as they are inviting. The series was designed by Toni Grilo, whose previously released Bibendum Chair has caught a lot of eyes with its chrome. This set of seating
Design crits, at least the way they were delivered when I was in design school, were tricky things to execute. When looking at any project, the professor needed to evaluate whether the student had followed the assignment, deduce the student's intent, contextualize the design, identify strengths and weaknesses, and offer
Over the last seven years in business, we've probably sold at least 8,000 to 10,000 pieces of furniture. And the one line we hear over and over again from people walking into our shop is "Why is everything so expensive?!?" So, I'd like to explain.
In 1984, art dealer Sandy Millikan sat down with Wendell Castle and said, "Wendell, if you do another show of furniture, you are going to get labeled a furnituremaker. If you want to be an artist and be in the fine arts world, I think you have to deal with
This project was brought to us by Rob Jacobs who had a great idea for the world’s first treadmill optimized for use under a stand-up desk. They call it a WalkingPlatform, the Walk-1. Together with the UnSit team we developed this idea from a rough proof of concept to a fully manufactured product giving him the function they wanted and the ability to bring this concept to market.
The fun, functional control of hands-on fabrication is no secret to designers, and it's similarly obvious to kids. You could say the same for the creative potential of simple materials. The new Hamaika furniture project, created by Spanish designer Unai Rollan, taps into that tactile interest, blending simplicity and functionality
Designer's Curse takes many forms: We are the folks crawling around underneath a display table in a store to see how it's put together, embarrassing our spouse; straining to peek behind something to see how it's mounted to the wall while the museum guard watches you like a hawk; opening
Mealtimes can be messy affairs, and not just with food. Wakufuru is a new furniture collection intended to take the edge off the loud sounds that often come with dining spaces. Designed for Glimarka by Johan Kapui, the set of tables, benches and additional seating all incorporate sound muffling materials
I love seeing any gallery show that's about furniture. A few years ago I attended artist Francis Cape's "Utopian Benches" exhibition at the Murray Guy Gallery in Chelsea. Cape created a series of benches based on designs by people seeking Utopia (more on this in a bit). My son and
On the interwebs I found this unattributed photo shot in a secondhand store. It's an unusual piece of furniture for sure: A freestanding Mission-style coatrack with two drawers for storage and an umbrella corral. I've never seen a piece that incorporated all of these elements. Whether you think it's ugly
Earlier we showed you the Wooton Cabinet Office Secretary, billed as "The King of Desks," a massive piece of furniture from the 1870s. By the 1880s the Wooton Desk Co. also started manufacturing a desk closer in proportions to a modern-day desk, albeit with similar functionality to its bigger brother.
I think some of the most constructive design exercises can be done when you force yourself to play in areas that you don't like.
Seaside Casual is a leader in the design and manufacture of outdoor furniture, made from recycled, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Our extensive collection of Classic, Traditional and Modern designs is sold throughout the US and expanding international markets. Seaside Casual is an award winning manufacturer, recognized for exceptional customer service,
Jessica Banks' is the principal of RockPaperRobot, the Brooklyn-based design/engineering firm that first caught our eye with their magnetically-levitating Float Table. Now Banks and co. have created another furniture design magic trick, this one in seating. Here's the Ollie, their innovative, lightweight fold-flat chair: The Ollie Chair has been
Have you ever had to build a piece of furniture in a hurry? My wife gives voice lessons, and a student accidentally broke a makeshift end table in her studio when he leaned on it. This piece of furniture was previously considered unimportant, but after it collapsed and she got
Can you make furniture for elder care spaces vibrant enough to fit in a hip flat? The new Button Sofa for Swedese proves it might be possible. Given the goal to create ergonomic, user-friendly and lively furniture for public spaces (think hospitals), Front Design took the idea and ran.
This is the second piece of furniture I ever built. It's a duplicate of Gerrit Rietveld's Red & Blue Chair, designed in 1919. I built mine in the early '90s, before the internet, and I found a book in the library that had a drawing very similar to the one
As a member of our Furniture Design team, the Furniture Design Engineer will work side by side with a Creative Director and a Furniture Designer in a top-tier Design Studio in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The Furniture Design Engineer should have design related engineering expertise to support the
Each year, Stockholm Design Week keeps design enthusiasts up-to-date on the latest in the design world. A piece of furniture that caught our eye during this year's show is the result of a collaboration between Stockholm-based design studio FÄRG BLANCHE and the recycled textile-based flooring company, Bolon. Together, the
Recently I backed myself into a corner by losing track of grain direction in a SketchUp model. On the screen, my joinery solution looked perfect for strength and execution wasn't a problem. Then I got to real wood and suddenly realized my joinery would be very weak and violated wood
The other night I was walking back to the subway after 11pm, and on Madison Avenue I was pleased to see that Thomas Moser's showroom has moved to the ground floor. There just aren't too many traditional American furniture makers left, and as Madison Avenue has some of the most
Outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan is this boat floating in a forest. That marks the location of Two Waters Woodworking, a Michigan-based design/build shop run by one Pete Goetz. Goetz produces everything from tabletop items… …to furniture… …to a subcategory of furniture, home bars. This handsome minibar
Mid Century Møbler is a Berkeley-based vintage furniture dealer that operates like Reverse Vikings: They raid Scandinavia (and parts of the UK and Germany) on quarterly buying trips, plundering every bit of Mid-Century Modern furniture they can get their hands on and sending it to California in shipping containers. The
It's amazing how accidents and coincidences can lead to careers. Hank Gilpin was a photography major at RISD who needed to choose an elective. He wanted Glass but the course was already full and got stuck with Wood. Well, the teacher turned out to be legendary Danish Modern designer/builder Tage Frid
As a teen I waited tables, and free "server's meals" were provided after each shift. These were dowdy, uninspiring dishes the cooks whipped up using whatever hadn't sold the previous day, and we ate them in the back, unseen by customers. Similarly, inside a furniture making shop you'll see plenty
When it comes to space efficiency, it doesn't make much sense to choose a circle as the shape of a cabinet or a worksurface. But I'm admittin' to being smitten by this Pill Wall Mounted Desk: The Pill Wall Desk is designed by Lithuanian-based Emko, a furniture and home accessory
I've been looking through the portfolio of Wintercheck Factory and I like what I see. Designers Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon Williams work with a multitude of materials and manufacturers, and I dig the exploratory nature of this; rather than doing things in just wood or just metal or just
Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The aprons prevent racking and, in the case of solid wood tops, help prevent the tops from warping. Look underneath the average dining table and you'll see the aprons
If form follows function, then to the modern-day observer, the design of wingback chairs does not appear to make sense. Why add structure to, and upholster, the sides of a chair above the armrest? The sitter needs no lateral support and is not likely to even contact the wings in
Conventional hinges need to connect two surfaces that are running parallel in the same axis in order to work. That can place limitations on your designs. For example, let's say you've designed something with a wildly organic shape, like this Caleb Woodard cabinet, below: As you can see, conventional hinges
Here's another great design from Sander Lorier, the fellow behind the Natural Balance pot. Lorier has created this Hybrid Chair, which initially seems like an ordinary desk-height chair: Looking closer, you may wonder why the legs are so elaborate: That's because the chair can do this: Even cooler is the
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