March 4th, 2011

Ausgebrannt is a series of stools and low tables by Kasper Hamacher. I actually don’t really like them, but the production process looks like fun. By the way, ausgebrannt is German for burnt out.

found at dezeen


May 20th, 2010

Itay Ohaly question the function of packaging (to protect a product in transit) and came up with the Unpacking concept. He uses the packaging of the product to manufacture the product itself. The packaging of this stool is also the mold of the object. It defines and influences its form and surface. In this case the manufacturer doesn’t open the mold anymore but the consumer. As you can see in the pictures, it’s practically impossible to remove the PU foam completely. Itay also developed some vases with this unique packaging & production process. Very cool!

found at designboom


April 26th, 2010

This is how two people can sit on one kitchen stool: Tryst designed by Peter Pless.

found at yatzer

DMY Berlin Youngsters 2009 – Mushrooms Ate My Furniture

June 4th, 2009

“Mushrooms Ate My Furniture” is piece of garden furniture designed by Shinwei Rhoda Yen. The outer side of the stool is made of the hard-wood larch, the bark on the inner side is birch or pine embedded with mushrooms’ spawn. After some time the mushrooms will grow and degrade the wood. Eventually the stool will fall apart, the mushrooms ate it.

Mushrooms Ate My Furniture by Shinwei Rhoda Yen

Mushrooms Ate My Furniture by Shinwei Rhoda Yen

Mushrooms Ate My Furniture by Shinwei Rhoda Yen

Seen at DMY Berlin Youngsters

DMY Berlin Youngsters 2009 – Nido

June 3rd, 2009

Tonight was the opening of the Youngsters exhibition of the DMY Berlin International Design Festival. The quality of the work on display was very good, in the next few posts I will present some of them.

Nido is a collection of 6 stools and tables by Eva Marguerre. They are made of fibreglass which makes them extremely light, between 840g and 1020g, but also very stable, they can carry up to 150kg. You should actually watch the videos in the moodgallery. The material and the resin give them a very nice texture. They are only available in laser red and cost €198. I’m sold.
Nido is also on the shortlist for the DMY Award, good luck next Friday!

Nido by Eva Marguerre

Nido by Eva Marguerre

Nido by Eva Marguerre

Nido by Eva Marguerre