Monday, December 27, 2010

Folding Furniture

Scissor Self Unitis another piece of furniture that is excellent for small places or for those who move often.As you can see this unit can be reduced to a package just 24 cm in height for transportation purposes.The spacing between the shelves can be fixed as you like: 33 cm for folders or 28 cm for books.If you don’t have books to put on selfs you can always transform it in a bench.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Teddy Bear Chair

Remember these chairsmade from a lot of plushy toys ? From my perspective those chairs wasn’t a bright idea, but for all teddy bear loves here’s something that maybe you’ll like more. Swedish designer, Matti Klenellcreated this huge chair from a huge teddy bear. To bad that the teddy bear is so sad, or tired …anyway .. would you like a chair like this ? - This chair was Designed for a solo exhebition at the Agata Gallery, Stockholm, 2001.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bookman Is On The Case

Remember that Seinfeld episode where Jerry’s being harassed by uber-diligent library cop, Lieutenant Bookman over an overdue book? Well, Bookman’s not only still ON the case, he IS the case: this anthropomorphic shelving unit can turn any thin, single and neat joy-boy into the ideal well-read man.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stool, Bookshelf, Table

feltstoolPark your butt on it or stow some books; you got to hand it to these wonderful designers for addressing many issues at one go. For example, if you have space crunch, then this impromptu bookshelf stool is handy. Notice how the deep U-s hold thick fat books comfortably! You like modular, multifunctional stuff; check the box!
Using bending technique for molding the 8 layers of industrial gray felt (stuck with epoxy resin) and 2 layers of veneer, this piece could add a third dimension to it….use it as a table!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fly Shelf with a Projection Screen Integrated

Fly Shelfis more than a simple shelf, is a multi functional piece of furniture. Fly Shelf is designed by Matteo Ragni and you can find it here. For those who want to watch a movie, this shelf has a projection screen integrated, and is a great piece of furniture for small places, where you have to be limited with everything. Very space friendly and useful if you’ve got a projector based home theatre system in place.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Space Saving Murphy Bed for Your Pet

This handsome piece of furniture looks like a wall cabinet but is actually a space-saving Murphy bed for your pet. Unlike regular pet beds, this one stays out of sight until bedtime ! Personally when I’m looking at this piece of furniture I see Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua, I don’t know why, but I think that animals don’t need special furniture for them. Anyway I’ve posted this piece because it look really cool, and some of my readers might think that their pet deserve a piece of furniture like this.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Folding Flat Seat

foldingstoolIn the future, everything will be flat. Did you know? Everything will fold down into nothing. Also there will be no need for dust covers because we’ll have dust-repellant paper! But we’ll still need wood. And we can replenish our wood supply with trees. And we can replenish our flat stool supply with wood. Serdar Sişman’s made us a flat stool that’s made entirely of wood. Flat wood. Savvy?

The neat thing about this particular folding stool is that it can be folded down into a relatively flat bit of wood. It’s not thin as a piece of paper, but you can put your drinks on it. Then there’s the fact that you can make this particular stool out of a single tablet of wood, so says Serdar Sişman.

What we need now is rapid-prototyping machines that cut wood!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Solitaire Chair

The Solitaire Chairis designed by Alfredo Haberli, and is an upholstered chair with an organic shape that is designed in one piece. Alfredo Haberli thought that rather than design a chair and then designing a table to go with it, he designed the Solitaire, which is both at the same time. One of Solitaire’s armrests is like an intergral tabletop, ideal for reading, writing, or for use as a side table. I would recommend a chair like this to any modern company. In conclusion Solitaire is a low chair with a small table for writing, reading, or eating.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Coast To Coast Bookcase

When you’re a famous artist like Ron Arad, you can get away with calling an America-shaped bookcase anything you want. Even, say, “Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends”. It doesn’t have to make sense (though it’s likely to make Arad dollars), it just has to look good. And so it does.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yin Yang Bookcase

As solid and strong as the above Yin Yang Bookcase may look, in truth it’s made of cardboard – and you can make one too! Eric Guiomar and the gang at Instructables provides complete plans that will allow anyone to add a little balance to their home environment while impressing the hell out of their friends in the process.

Town House Cupboard

If you would like a really unique cupboard I can assure you that the Town House Cupboardis something that will impress anyone. It is built in beech and mahogany and comes in 2 parts, the arched base and the cupboard top. It features an inlaid parquetry pattern on the floor of the base, and is crowned with an intricate balustrade on the top. This particular cupboard is made to stand against a wall, and has a paneled back, but this type of design could easily be built as a free-standing piece with all 4 facades the same.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boxing Glove Chair

The Boxing Glove Chairis a comfortable piece of furniture shaped as you can see as a boxing glove. I’m sure that boxing or kick boxing fans would like to have a chair like this while they are watching a boxing match. It looks good, is comfortable, and if you favourite fighter is not doing good you can throw a few punches to this glove. The Boxer’s Chair comes in a cream and red “boxer feel” faux leather upholstery.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scaffold Bookcase

These modular scaffold bookcases by Maria Yasko can be used to store much more than books. Made from Corian, a tough but light synthetic material often used to make countertops, Yasko’s pieces come in a variety of appealing colors. How they’re connected depends on the mood of the owner with the only rule being “the more, the merrier”.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Illumi-Knob Lights Your Way

Think doorknobs are the epitome of low-tech? Think again: the Illumi-Knob may even be smarter than you! Well, at least in the middle of the night when you’re stumbling around the bedroom searching for the knob of the bedroom door. You can’t see the knob but the knob senses you, thanks to a futuristic passive infra-red sensor that can detect movement within 10 feet. Once the knob knows you’re coming (how’s that for scary?), a pair of LED rings softly light up, guiding you to the exit. Each Illumi-Knob holds 3 AAA batteries to power the sensor and its modernistic design acts to turn any standard doorknob into an easy to grasp lever.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Green Sink Above the Stink

The “Profile™ 5 with Integrated Hand Basin by Caroma looks like a weird Japanese toilet, acts like a weird Japanese toilet, yet it hails from (of all places) Australia. The Profile is a green toilet… well, it’s white, but it’s green. After one flushes, the tank is filled from the faucet mounted atop the tank. Scrub up while you can – it’s not a huge tank and you don’t want to be caught short. Would a tolet like the Profile work in the USA? Perhaps… but before worrying about hand-washing how about remembering to flush?

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Twist on the Boring Bare Bulb

Bare bulbs are not exactly the height of lighting design, but this clever twist turns that idea on its head. A second working socket allows the bulb to be inserted in various ways to a variety of fixtures. It’s minimalist, but fun – the kind of fixture that makes you look twice.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Table Transformed From A Picture Frame

Verena Lang the designer of this smart picture framehad an original idea when she made this product. Hanging on the wall, it looks as if you are displaying a beautiful photograph in a unique picture frame. As the diagonal bar is opened up, we instantly are provided with a nice and sturdy table. Because the picture is showed underneath while in a table manner, your picture won’t be hurt when the foldable table will be unfolded. So if you have little space in your home, you can have a pice of art on the wall to impress your visitors, and also a table when you are just by yourself.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Real 3D Table

Wait a second… isn’t that already 3D? Behold the devastating addition of 4 legs to an already-4-legged-table. Brutality! Redundancy! So many extra legs! And what’s the deal with this red and blue here? It’s a “Stereovision Table,” and it’s made for those with a sense of irony in technology. But is it the same sort of deal as using a rotary phone? Or is it just silly?

My mother and father had a rotary phone my whole life. My mother got it for cheap through a deal with a person at her workplace (she worked at the telephone company, imagine that.) It was always a little bit of extra work waiting for the wheel to turn for each number, but there it was, an enjoyable trip back to a more vintage time.

Here we have some wild optics tricks that span back centuries. The red and blue is a reference to the 3D glasses technology that’s lasted for years and years. Now it’s done! (Did you go see the movie BOLT in 3D? They used some other crazy glasses for it.)

So where’s that leave us?

With this dastardly 3D table, just chortling at us.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Great Box Chair

Cool, this Box Chair, designed by Eiry Rock. This piece offers seating for both adult and child, whilst also acting as a seat and play surface for a child. This product is a blatant expression of how one form is removed from another leaving a negative space in its absence.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Polar Bear Shelf

The Polar Bear Shelfis a bookshelf that is shaped like a polar bear. I think that this is a really wired design for a piece of furniture, but some animal lovers might love this idea. The shelf is designed and manufactured by Ibride- a site that is cool but, difficult to navigate if you’re in a hurry. This shelf has big dimensions just like a polar bear and is big enough so you can put inside everytrhing you want : boobs, CD, DVD, any objects.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ultramodern Steel Kitchen Design Concept

Just like impractical runway fashion is often more about art than clothing, some furniture design puts form over function in over-the-top designs meant to dazzle. But even if they won’t be appearing in real kitchens any time soon, Stratocucine’s high-end steel kitchen designs highlight the best of what minimalism can be: clean, simple and soothing.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Embrace Lounge

At a first glance the embrace loungedoesn’t look to impressive, is looking like something very simple, but the embrace lounge has a hidden, body-shaped curve in it, allowing you to feel the comfort of a warm embrace. This piece was inspired by the need for a hug while away from home. The embrace lounge was designed by Tanya Aguiniga’s, a Los Angeles based furniture designer/maker raised inTijuana, Mexico. Her work encourages users to reconsider the objects they use on a daily basis by creating work that explores an objects’ unseen aspect, such as half chairs that rely on the wall to function and whose image is only complete as its shadow is cast upon the wall.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Platzhalter Bookcase

The Platzhalter bookshelf has a split personality, which happens to be a good thing. Possibly inspired by that guy everyone knows whose bookcases are so full tomes can be neither stored nor withdrawn, the Platzhalter bookshelf splits down the middle providing about 30% more storage space. Of course, “that guy” will just overstuff it again, but at least someone’s making an effort.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Compact Dreamland

Studio apartment getting you down? The BedUP bed and the LiftBed will allow you to lift your bed (either manually or electronically) to transform your space, and can save about 12 square feet. You don’t have to lower it completely, so you can keep your other furniture in place neatly underneath. Now, if only they installed the Lollipop bunk bed system in dorms! This amazing bunk bed can be hidden into the wall or you can opt to leave one unfolded to pull double duty as a couch.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Outdoor Furniture - Ultimate Beach Chair

The Ostrich 3 in 1 Chair is a very clever piece of outdoor furniture. For great fun at the beach, the Ostrich 3 in 1 combines the comfort and versatility of a folding beach chair, recliner, and chaise. To tan your back, simply roll over, lift the face flap, pull up the foam facial cushions and relax with a book. Chair features 5 back positions, a 3-position foot rest, hardwood arms with carry handle, cup holder, and shoulder carry strap. The facial foam cushions can be used to rest your head while lying on your stomach to give your back a tan. In short, it has just about everything to ensure you a relaxing beach time. I was fascinated by this beach chair when I saw the picture below, take a look, you might fall in love with this chair.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Colorful Minimalist Kitchen Design

This kitchen design idea by KicheConcept isn’t just colorful and appealing, it’s livable as well. With shiny surfaces in black and candy-apple red and an interesting, fluid design that would fit well into a variety of kitchen shapes and sizes, it’s a perfect blend of style and substance.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

3 in 1 Furniture

Since Freshome started we presented a lot of interesting pieces of multi functional furniture, and today here is a new piece that I want to add at the collection. This new piece is called “One To Three For Five (Seconds)” and is designed by John Nouanesing. This piece is a white square box, that a first look might look like a table, but you can easily transform it in five seconds from one box into three pieces of furniture, two chairs and a table. The design is creative and when is not used it could save some space.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Clamp Tables

Clamp-Table-1Clamp Table designed by Kingston University graduate Ryan Sorrell. Now you just buy the table legs, for your wooden, metallic or stony table top.
“The clamp table is a universal table leg that is able to be easily attached, using a clamp mechanism to any flat surface in order to produce a tabletop.”

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Armchair - A Frame with Four Pillows

The Ooch armchairis an interesting and practical piece of furniture designed by Sanniadesign. The Ooch armchair consists of a framework and four pillows. The pillows can be stacked together to determine the height of the chair, but they can also provide additional seats on earth.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wooden Chair with a Secret Drawer

Moheli Wooden Chairwith drawer is an interesting idea, and is a great piece of furniture especially if you want a piece of furniture with secret drawers or compartments. The secret drawer that is placed under the chair can be used to hide your personal belongings from your guests eyes and also have them readily available at your fingertips when your need them. Just don’t place heavy objects is this drawer, because if you’ll have to move the chair then you’ll have troubles with the extra weight.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SheetseatSheetseat designed by Ufuk Keskin. Poduced from a sheet of plywood and can be folded back to it’s flat form with only 3/4″ thickness. It was exhibited at IDSA’s Equilateral duringNew York Design Week.
“Produced by cutting a sheet of plywood, the chair can be folded flat with 3/4″ thickness. Easy production and minimal assemled volume saves labor & energy for production and transportation.”
Really good design, only wish it is strong enough for use.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Radiator Chair: Steam Heat Seat

“Made from 80 year old radiators, this chair is surprisingly comfortable.” That just may be the case, since the Radiator Chair looks unsurprisingly UNcomfortable. It also looks somewhat out of place among the traditionally styled offerings at the Barrymore Furniture Galleries in Toronto… until you glance at the $1,430 written on the price tag. The Radiator Chair comes with an optional companion piece: a $1,200 end table that sports a red valve handle on one front leg. Don’t turn it, whatever you do!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Muti Functional Armchair

At Freshome we really enjoy furniture that can twist, bend or turn, to get a new shape for different purposes. Take the Huggy armchairfor example. Normally it has a mattress that is wrapped inside a small cylindrical wooden base, like the ice cream in a cone, to form a 77 x 60 x 60 cm comfortable armchair. However if you need to come up with a solution, if your friends decided to stay overnight, you can change it into an extra bed. Just unscrew the base and roll the mattress on the floor, you’ll have a 190 x 120 cm perfect bed.
The Huggy armchair can even be changed into a small table. Turn the base upside-down and voila, you have a 60 cm diameter, 40 cm height and 12 cm thick, useful night table. It shouldn’t be very expensive and could easily be done by yourself if you have some time to kill.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Space-Saving Modular Kitchen Cabinets

This isn’t just a chic, simple set of black and silver kitchen cabinets. It’s actually a dynamic system that can be adjusted to the user’s needs, with each individual unit sliding up and down on wall tracks to create a variety of configurations.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fold-Out Table is Kitchen Island & Work Surface in One

Especially when entertaining, it can seem as if there’s never enough space in the kitchen. That’s where fold-out work surfaces really come in handy, as in this elegant white kitchen island. It starts out as a simple box, but once opened, it reveals plenty of cooking and cutting surfaces, storage space and sinks.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Multi Functional Furniture

If you are a big fan of multi functional furniture, then you might like Colico Designingenious idea named Tao. The main attribute of the Tao is its ability to transform into different looks and in effect different pieces of furniture. The Tao can be transformed from two chaise lounges to a double bed with a simple reposition of the loungers, as you can see in the pictures attached below. This piece of furniture allows you to free up the space in your living room quickly and then when your finished, put it back together. In conclusion Tao is a great option for those who like to change up the design of their room, quickly and easily.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bath Tub Furniture

Most of us enjoy a hot, soaking bath after a long, hard day. But would you like to sit in bath tub in your living room? This odd chair is a lounge chair which is shaped just like a bath tub on end. It is kept upright by two metal tipped legs. It’s called the Seatub - a combination of seat and tub.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Futuristic, Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Modern minimalist design is the perfect complement to eco-conscious sensibilities, since it uses the least amount of materials to attain a stylish look with the maximum amount of functionality. This built-in kitchen counter-and-fixtures set by Valcucine has a sleek, clean-lined look and can be easily disassembled and recycled when its usefulness has come to an end.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Modern Style Cat Beds

Show your care in pet trough these best cat beds and bedding design. Design by Cristel and Ott Mayer, this free standing cat bed was available in various colors and sized. We can choose which the best for our beloved cat. See the details of this modern designer cat furniture and see how excited your pet when they fill in. the oval shape of the product was escorts the body of the cat. This product was available in various sized of the cat. We can put some drawing or floral pattern for this stuff. See the small pet bed covers that complete with the free stand bed cat. Complete in the stainless steel as the main materials, this outstanding product will complete your minimalist design of living. Use the appropriate bed color for this product, the red color will attract your cat to stay in full of spirit and energetic. We also can put the special for the whole experience, we can out the wicker pet bed for the complete stuff of our natural concept home design. Available in the additional stuff design of this pet house, we can change the concept of this small free standing house based on our pleasure. Now, please enjoy some of example from the cat furniture and bedding design ideas.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sit Challenge: The Stick Chair

The Stick Chair comes to us courtesy of Carlo Volf of Danish design firm Volfdesign, though from the looks of it “courtesy” isn’t one of Volf’s better qualities. It’s doubtful he has a soft spot for comfort either, since YOUR soft spot will never forgive you for sitting in this chair. Designed for the 2005 Carpenter’s Autumn Exhibition, “Stick”, as Volf calls it, will definitely stick it to you… where the sun don’t shine.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Compact All-in-One Kitchen Design

A somewhat more attainable option for the near future is this compact all-in-one kitchen station, a columnar design that rotates to reveal various functions and contents. It takes up a minimal amount of wall space, and manages to pack in a refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher, surfaces, cupboards and cabinets into six square feet.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Magazine Coffee Table

Stylish DIY Magazine Coffee Table