“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.
Seen at DMY Berlin Youngsters
The “BLUR Collection” by Big-Game is one of the better design projects I’ve seen lately. The vases are so high that the flowers disappear almost completely into them, only their colored shadow appear through the frosted glass. The tables and mirrors are silkscreened with a gradient. Your reflection disappears towards to bottom of the mirror. The tables look like they are up in the clouds. Nice work!
found at dezeen
Stefan Diez will present his new chair family called Houdini in Milan this week. They come in a side chair and a chair wirth armrest version. The chairs are made of 4mm thin oak-veneered plywood, which is glued to a milled solid wood ring. Personaly I like the side chair the most, it has simple shape with some distinct lines.
They will be avaible from e15 in natural oak, black, white and grey lacquer finishes as well as custom colours.
Crushed Cayenne by Folke Köbberling und Martin Kaltwasser.
The work “Crushed Cayenne” is a cynical answer to the hedonistic consum and lifestyle in the 21th century. Build out of found material “Crushed Cayenne” is a one to one model of a crushed SUV (sport utility vehicle).
These cars become more and more popular in the last years, and almost each car producer has developed it’s own SUV , although they use a lot more petrol and space and produces more co2 output than “normal” cars.
Doppio Gioco (= Double Play) is new table designed by 5.5 designers. It is part of a collection they did for coincasa, which will launch at the Milan design week in April. This table only has 2 legs, you can choose between a book stand, a birdcage or light stand to be the third one.
found at designboom weblog