The Elephant Lounge Chair by Mediodesign

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Originally built in 1945 by Charles and Ray Eames, the plywood elephant and the LCW Molded Plywood Chair remain design icons that inspire modern day designers. Paying homage to the Eames duo and their work, the Spanish folks from Mediodesign developed their own version of a comfortable Elephant Lounge Chair. Made of birch plywood and crafted to be assembled like a puzzle, this classic piece...

Spyder Table Lurks In Dark, Exclusive Car Corners

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Fling a copy of Road & Track down on this glass tabletop and you’re likely to cover up the best part of the PFD Spyder Table. Created by legendary supercar designer Phil Frank, the glass and polished carbon fiber coffee table comes in two models: The 20-inch 2323 model and its smaller sibling, the 16-inch 2553 table. Supposedly, only 100 of the tables were made, and went for $7,500 -...

Madrid Prefab Home: A Concrete Concept With Gravity

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To the Greeks, Hemeroscopium means a place where the sun sets. To create a home with enough substance to support the horizon, Spanish designer Antón García-Abril Ruiz and Ensamble Studio went large scale, creating a massive steel and concrete temple in Madrid, Spain. Planning for the Hemeroscopium House took over a year, but construction only lasted seven days because the structural elements...

Chair One by Konstantin Grcic

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Designer Konstantin Grcic certainly has an eye for futurism, as showcased in his brilliant "Chair One".  This symmetrical, grid-style chair features a folding trellis of aluminum formed to comfortably cradle the human posterior.  The frame is then coated with titanium and painted with a polyester powder available in black, red, gray and white.  A set of two stackable chairs is paired...

Drinks Are On The Wall Tonight

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Designed to blend with the walls of any modern minimalist home, this sleek Lounge bar crafted by Marc Salagnac for De Dietrich is a must have for for those who want an unassuming way of storing their party favors. Made up of three different temperature zones with lids that slide and open upwards-- like the doors on your Lamborghini, the wall bar is definitely an appealing new concept. Just...

Arclinea Kitchen Brings Life to Your Cooking

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A fully professional kitchen with an indoor miniature greenhouse, Italia is an eco-friendly solution for the green-minded with cooking talent. Restaurant-styled with an elegant Italian design, the gorgeous Ariclinea kitchen puts the accent on functionality and the use of sustainable building materials. It also manages to come up with creative solutions that anticipate all our storage needs by...

Street Graffiti Inspires Sweet, Sculptural Shelf

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Using Parisian graffiti art as inspiration, French designer Charles Kalpakian created Graffititek, a sculptural shelving system that floats with form and function. The 3-D shelves, designed for Kalpakian’s brand hellokarl, are staggered haphazardly, lending peculiar crannies and nooks for media, trinkets and books. Nestled near the center of the shelf are a pair white, opaque blocks that,...

Stingray Rocker: Stunning style and chic look

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Crafted by Thomas Pedersen for Federica Furniture, the Stingray rocker was originally conceptualized in 2002. It may have taken 7 years for this graduation project chair to take shape, but the elegant, futuristic design will have a warm reception in modern homes throughout the world. Either made of sparkling metal or classic wood, along with fur as fabric or leather upholstry, this red hot...

Sea(t) Anomie: NYC Exhibit Of Wild Japanese Chairs

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The Cabbage Chair looks like it just might consume you. Making its New York City debut later this month, Tokyo-based design and architecture firm Nendo will showcase 40 of the pleated creations at the Ghost Stories exhibition at the Friedman Benda gallery from Feb. 27 through March 28. The chairs are handmade from rolls of waste-paper, which are peeled away to reveal functional, organic...

One Night: Flat-packed Furniture

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Designed for simplicity and style, the One Night flat-packed furniture by designer Sebastian Kjerse sure adds nicely to any small spot. Created after a single long night of work - hence the name, the collection consists of various sets of chairs each with a basic center piece that compliments it perfectly. Unassuming in its appearance and designed for low-seated comfort, One Night is compact...

Desk Clark: Getting messy with style and panache

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If you thought getting that nasty desk organized was a top priority (you should see ours), the brand new Clark Desk throws that notion right into the trash can. Designed to look random and unarranged, the desk is a delight to those who wish to just throw their stuff around without dealing with the hassles of pulling drawers and naming racks alphabetically. With a deep case to hold random...

The Wipeout Chair Concept by Stéphane Perruchon

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Inspired by the renowned Wipeout video game that Sony launched in 1995, talented designer Stéphane Perruchon, imagined this futuristic glass armchair that levitates. Although it doesn't look like the chair for your typical gamer, the stylish design and the slim materials make it perfect for both home and office use. Featuring a white or black leather seating, the Wipeout chair is still a...

'MY' and 'ROO' Sack Chairs, Rest With Style

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Designed by Ulla Koskinen for Woodnotes, MY and ROO are a set of stylish sack chairs inspired by the rigors of Finnish nature. Candidates for the materials innovation section at the International furniture show in Cologne, Germany, the stylish "chairs" are impressive. They are intended for a relaxed and comfortable seating thanks to a special combination of...

Cove Table by Elyse Marks, Classic Yet Modern

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A relatively young multidisciplinary designer from Los Angeles, Elyse Marks envisioned a modern table that delicately adds style to traditional woodwork. Built for Bernhardt Design, the Cove Table is flexible when it comes to materials or shape (both coffee table and side table). It uses an elegant walnut wood for the legs and structure, and is covered in white with a daring corian.  To me,...

Game, Set, Unmatched: Upscale Gaming Table

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Gift and game manufacturer Geoffrey Parker is offering a luxurious line of coffee gaming tables bespoke in leather and exotic woods. The tables convert to conceal leather-lined backgammon or chessboard compartments. Parker’s Automotive Leather Coffee Game Table is lined with auto leather while the Macas Macassar Ebony veneered Coffee Game Table (shown above and below) has a felt-lined and...

Ad-hoc Lounge Chair, A Comfortable Spider Web

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Known for his works of eccentricity, French designer Jean-Marie Massaud has revealed this nest-like sculpture that seeks the perfect balance between the room and the object. Designed for Viccarbe, the Ad-hoc Lounge Chair is an exquisite hand-crafted armchair that intrigues with its simplicity. Perfect for both outdoor and indoor use, the brass structure is available in lacquered white, black,...

The Kashiwado Chair, Bulky and Exotic at the Same Time

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Originally built for a famous sumo wrestler, this Kashiwado chair is a spectacular piece of sculpture that goes beyond the traditional art of woodcrafting. Designed by Isamu Kenmochi for Tendo Japan back in the 1961, the chair is made of carefully selected blocks of Japanese cedar (with the most tree-rings) that are manually polished and coated to an immaculate finish. A visual treat for our...

The Wogg 48 Height-Adjustable Table

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Work of Swiss designer Christophe Marchand, Wogg 48 is a stylish height-adjustable table that seems to be wearing a set of old pantyhose. Jokes aside, it uses a steel frame covered in an elastic textile material that stretches (up to 140%) when the height is raised, has a distinguished design, looks simple, elegant and is definitely perfect for that home office of yours....

Igl Jet Desk: a 70's Icon Returns

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Crafted to bring back the swinging 70's with stylish elegance, the stunning Igl Jet Desk by Ernest Igl is being produced once again in a limited edition. Made of a high-class polyurethane mix with a soft matte or high gloss finish (must go well with a stylish Mac), the three steel and soft-stop drawers that support the desk come in different shades ranging from deep black to pearl-white. It...

Skram Fade Lounger: Monolithic and Modern

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Created by Jacob Marks for Skram, the ergonomic Fade Lounger is a minimalist design of stark angles and dark woods. While the Fade Lounger may not provide high comfort, its appearance will be the focal point of your contemporary or futurist home. Available in White Oak Ebonized Wood, Black walnut and Cherry, the Fade Lounger runs between $3,500 to $3,900. For what looks like a coronation in...