Justin Gargasz needs one of these to wear along with his Vessel Jacket: A raincoat that turns into an armchair. The writer at Found_NYC has the one shown above, from 2002. It was produced by Italian clothier C.P. Company and designed by by Moreno
We love it when furniture can be adapted to different functions, like Catalan designer Guillem Ferran’s chair ‘Distendido’ that turns into a laundry rack. We also love it when design brings back traditional values and adds innovation to a
You know how much we love vintage, one of the simplest ways of being green (by making use of what's already made). As we've showed before with Raval Warehouse, if that vintage looks modern and polished, what more can you ask?
Most chairs are upholstered in foam, which can be treated with fire retardants and difficult to recycle. Ben Mickus designed the Relief Chair as part of a collection that uses "digital fabrication and solid, rapidly renewable materials. Upholstery,
From Shigeru Ban and Frank Gehry in the sixties and seventies 'til now, architects and designers have played with paper and cardboard as a cheap, easy to work with material. It's not the most durable thing going, but right now nobody wants it for
Last year we were approached by a designer wanting to develop a line of sustainable swimwear. We observed that one very tricky element would be doing away with the stretch element: elastane or spandex, what most of us more
Photo courtesy of Draenert In the design industry, there are a few big furniture fairs that make waves around the world, places where the most cutting-edge green furniture debuts. The biggest fair in Europe is the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, held
And we thought Transformer furniture was a new idea; here is an "executive" chair that would fit right into the set on Mad Men and no doubt could be easily worked into the plot. Upholstered in Naugahyde, before Naugas were endangered. NEW EXECU-CHAIR
"Naked is an extremely lightweight chair that uses its structure as its aesthetic." And, like so much of the world, it is held together by wingnuts.
The strength of this chair is due to action-reaction forces between the folded steel sheets and beech
One of the basics of green living is reducing waste, and one of the best ways to go green when thinking about furniture is buying vintage. Of course vintage is not always attractive and sometimes it's hard to make it look
We love downloadable designs. Why move material when we are interested in ideas, creativity and talent? Dutch designer Alexander Pelican does too. He designs modernist furniture inspired by Reitveld and
When I was a kid I was given a copy of Crystals and Crystal Growing and spent weeks cooking sugar and salt and everything I could find in my chemistry set to make lovely crystals. When my son was of an impressionable age I bought an updated copy of the
It is really quite clever, if not comfortable; a single U-shaped piece can be linked to other identical pieces with industrial-strength Velcro to make all kinds of combinations.
STACK is a modular furniture system that is reduced to just one element.