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Trendspotting - Your guide to latest trends

13-05-2011 ABC, Take a Seat on Me

Furniture designers are retreating back into the core of design history when graphic designers would create typography for magazines by hand. Take a seat on Helvetica, for example? Palette Industries’ designers used a polished black ‘h’ to form the structure of a chair while the rounded hook of an ‘f’ became a lamp. Other great examples for typography in furniture design are LifeSpaceJourney’s range of unique chairs, Tabisso's lounge chairs  and the Dhama Lounge. Its message ‘Stand, forget, breathe, acknowledge and observe’ keeps the owner’s backside off the seat and with two back plates that maintain the tilted angle, owners of the Private Cloud can well and truly profit from this unique bedding experience. It takes up a bit more space than a normal bed, but surely a bit of space is worth the sacrifice to revolutionise the way you sleep (among other things).

Pictures from: www.freshome.com

05-02-2009 Miss Cardboard

French graphic artist and designer Miss Julia is renowned for exploring the many possibilities offered by recycled paper products and cardboard as an art form. Her cardboard Design Cubes are the latest offering of functional cardboard design. This funky design is useful for storing DVDs, CDs and books, or simply as an interesting household object. The Marseille based designer has created some very fun and intriguing products using cardboard, all of which are stunningly designed whilst remaining practical. Who knew cardboard could be so versatile? Miss Julia, that’s who.

Picture from: www.miss-julia.com

27-01-2009 The Love Sofa

The Baobab Loveseat is the newest creation to come from young Mexican Industrial Designer Christian Vivanco. Modelled on the idea of the giant Baobab trees, which store water inside their swollen trunks to endure drought, this sofa welcomes you with its protective shell, promising to envelop you in comfort. This lounge practically begs you to lie down and take the place of water in the Baobab. It is a result from Vivanco’s experiments with surfaces and rhythm, and is a continuous development of the value of mass and volume. Feel at one with nature and peacefulness with this particular chair.

Pictures from: www.christianvivanco.com

16-01-2009 Think Outside the Box

Almost anything can be turned into something new and fabulous these days. Milk crates are proving no exception, with numerous re-imaginings of the plastic boxes existing as various home furniture pieces that maximize storage space and also look great. The Milk Crate Stool is Tasmanian Simon Ancher’s design, with the addition of a simple wooden top creating a comfortable seat. Naty Moskovich’s Box Life line is dedicated to re-using milk crate boxes for furniture and MADE has even created a block style chandelier. Clever, cool and a cheap alternative, there’s no limit to what these boxes can be made into.

Picture from: www.apartmenttherapy.com

12-01-2009 Nobody does it better

Nobody tackles furniture quite like Nobody and Co. By turning the handle of their Scroll Table, seven different motifs roll under the crystal surface, adding a beautiful touch to your dining experience. The Comfort Table has distinctive caved in spaces to serve as armrests. Reading has never been so easy with the Bibliochaise, a chair built into book shelves. There’s even something for the quirky cook, with the Il Buddino, a single dose pudding mould that’s shaped like a sitting Buddha. With Nobody and Co furniture, your house is sure to be the most unique and stylish on the block.

              

 

Picture from: www.nobodyandco.it