What fun it is to be able to design your own lightweight furniture and pick any color(s) you want! As Oruga’s website says, “Oruga is the Coolest Collection” — and they are so right! And not one tree was harmed in the making of this furniture – it contains no wood (and no metal for that matter). There are no loose cushions to be always rearranging either – thanks to this ultra practical design. The material is almost impervious to stains – even a marker will wipe off … (read more)
The winner is Mab, an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots, envisioned by Adrian Perez Zapata from Colombia.
Inspired by the controlled flight of bees pollinating a flower, Mab flying robots clean surfaces by touching them with a drop of water. Mab scans the house, determine the areas to clean and sends the robots flying. Electrolux. Previously, Electrolux Design Lab 2013 contest finalists.
Sunday grill from Emo Design introduces a revolution for the barbecue market. One, the new range of fixed barbecues, thanks to the patented system Duo, permits to choose from 3 different ways of cooking – the traditional wood or charcoal or the convenience of gas cooking.
One is linked to the archetype of the chimney fireplace that had a very strong success in the past, but nowadays it is suffering a decline because replaced by other solutions. Sunday One differentiates itself from traditional fixed barbecues matching with the mood of the most contemporary … (read more)
Moooi is the Dutch word for beautiful (with an extra “O” for extra value) and that is exactly what their furnishings are. Here a selection of their furnishings and accessories are arranged in a captivating setting of charcoals and yellow. The Bart Sofa and Armchair are rubenesque in their silhouette with a lower texture of grid work that adds visual intrigue; this low line of texture is carried through to the two coffee tables, Elements 005 and 006 respectively. The two coffee tables both take their muse … (read more)
This medium size Russian family apartment is a nice demonstration of how to make the most out of design furniture and fixtures, precious materials and technology. The general preference throughout the apartment is for glossy and shiny finishes. The floor in the open area formed by the kitchen and the living room the floor in in glossy white epoxy resin. The main bedroom and the small study share the same flooring, whereas the in second bedroom and in the child’s room the designers and owners … (read more)
This gorgeous Swedish apartment is a great example of how to transform an urban basement into a beautiful and original living space. This space of more than 200 square meters is set in the basement of a beginning of the 20th century building. The designers did an outstanding job in transforming it into a big apartment with great design and functional layout. The apartment has two entrances, the main one and a secondary one from the small garden that comes with it. The circulation into … (read more)
In late 2011, a group of Austrian visual designers and animators briefly fooled the internet with a well-faked viral video of a 58″ table made to recreate the screen of an iOS device on a much larger scale, gaining interest from national media and large corporations before revealing that the table they “designed” was simply a regular conference table and some video editing trickery. However, the interest in the table was so significant that some of the video’s creators have spent the past year and a half … (read more)
Laminate takes a seat at the table of high design
It’s not the coziest looking chair, but “6 Shades of Grey,” the winning entry in a design competition sponsored by Wilsonart, is one of the most inventive uses of laminate you might ever see. Designed by University of Oregon student Katie Lee, the chair will be on display from May 18-21 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.
Laminate has gotten much better looking in recent years, thanks to improved printing technologies that allow for … (read more)