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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 -...

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...

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...

Italian Company Cooks Up Tasty Kitchen Design

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Adding new shapes and bold new colors, the Italian kitchen designers over at Pedini Cucine have updated their popular Artika line to reflect the ever changing lifestyles of hip home diners. Ergonomics were a top concern for designers, who worked to make sure the functional fixtures were comfortable and useable while making a decisive statement as home centerpiece. Pedini also unveiled the...

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...

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...

Inno's LOW Collection of Armchairs and Sofas

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Famous in Finland for their innovative products, Inno is a furniture company with a clear vision of how form and function should blend together. Designed for entrance halls and rest areas, their LOW collection of armchairs and sofas is an amazing mix of comfort and style. With a tilted seating position, a pair of metallic legs, fine materials and elegant colors, it's a sure bet to get you...

The Dupoux Design Cocoon Chair

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Continuing our celebration of modern furniture, the good people at Dupoux Design have revealed their Cocoon Chair, a comfortable, contemporary lounge chair for the modern home or office.  Taking clear inspiration from the works of Adelta and Bertoia, the Cocoon Chair features an upholstered cushion and back with a Victorian-styled button pattern.  Its chrome base gives a progressive vision...

BDI Marina: Seeing Behind Closed Doors

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BDI's Marina is much more than elegant furniture design. On this piece, it's what you do not see that makes all the difference. Electronics are discreetly concealed, yet accessible behind IR-friendly doors. Engineered with cleverly integrated features such as speaker and media storage compartments, cable management, hidden wheels and flow-through ventilation, the meridian is designed to...

10 Modern Chairs that Revolutionized Furniture Forever

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From the mid 1920s to the late 1950s, a revolution in furniture design was happening from the US to Europe.  Considered art in their own right, these 10 modern chairs revolutionized the way we sit-- and turned the act of rest into a thing of beauty.

The SKiN Seating Collection

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SKiN is a seating system by French architect Jean Nouvel that just won the "best of the best" title at the 2008 Red Dot Design Awards. Designed for Molteni & C, the cool looking "sofa" is made of a tubular pretensioned aluminum frame, features foam rubber inserts and includes hide leather and felt finishings. Not sure how comfortable the SKiN seating collection is or if it will stand the test...

Omnivo's Minimalist Le Cob Bath Tub

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In case of the Le Cob Bath by Omvivo, the mantra of modern design and architecture - less is more,  translates into a stunning form. Paying homage to Le Corbusier’s famous chaise lounge, the simple, stylish and curved bathtub is far smaller than those we've been used to. Designed by Joseph Licciarsi to sport an interesting cascading waterfall that falls on black pebbles, just the mere sight...

The Rehhab Fully Loaded Chair

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We're obsessed with what we've dubbed "weaponized design", design items inspired by the symbol of weaponry.  While we're peaceful people, the iconography behind the weapon has worked its way into our design subconscious.  That said, we're instant fans of the work of designer Alexander Reh.  Reh has designed the Fully Loaded Chair, a solid steel chair perforated with once-fired 12-guage...

The Stunning Rosso Restaurant in Israel

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Located in Ramat Yishay, a town in the valley of Yezre-el in the Northern Israel, the stunningly serene Rosso Restaurant takes shelter in nature's secluded lap. Apart from the modern furnishings and contours similar with the landscape outside, the most amazing thing is the ceiling. Built of thirty-six steel structures and covered by painted wood, it will sure get your attention for a few...

LinkCrave: the Flourescent BCN Stool and More

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Confucius say: "your home bar could use some dayglo".  Maybe we misread that quote, but we digress.  These bright, twisted BCN stools by Harry&Camila are FUN.  We'd love to get a set of these wrapped around our bar and flip on some classic electro r&b.  If they caught your eye as well, head over to Contemporist for more pictures and all of the dirty details... [contemporist] Here's some...

LinkCrave: the 35 Coolest Couches

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Our friends over at Freshome have put together quite an exhaustive list of some of the coolest couches we've ever seen.  Our favorite, the Pixel Couch, is shown above.  The list includes 35 sofas both unique and creative-- some wild, others accessible to the living rooms of today.  If you want to see more brilliant works like that couch above, head on over and visit the list of 35 Unique...

The Gam+Fratesi Lean Chair

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This little low-rider is as comfortable as it is inviting.  The Gam+Fratesi Lean Chair is built from solid oak, felt and leather and available in three different colors.  The black and tan versions both include diagonally-stitched leather pillows, whereas the gray felt version does not.  In all, these unassuming chairs are a friendly fit to your own modern environment, either at home or at...

The Skate Study House Comet Coffee Table

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While we reviewed Skate Study House long ago on GearCrave, we did not cover this one...  Like the others, this coffee table is designed using skateboards for its frame.  The Skate Study House Comet Coffee Table fuses eight skateboards in the base of this round, glass coffee table.  Casual skaters and pros alike will certainly appreciate this one, and we're betting a few of the top skaters...