Less is more when it comes to Guillem Ferran's latest collection of furniture he is presenting this week at the Valencia Design Week. Simple Rustic consists of 4 solid wood pieces that are totally screw-less and manufactured locally in Spain. According
Just back from Feria Habitat, the main fairground of the Valencia Design Week, I must admit I am a bit disappointed with the larger Spanish furniture companies so far and the lack of innovative good (meaning gorgeous and green) design. However, like
Vintage furniture is coming back in a big way, with furniture designers finding new ways to update old-fashioned finds. Frustrated with being unable to find an affordable vintage chair, much less one she liked, New
There are said to be two billion pallets in circulation around the world, and two/thirds of them are only used once. Designer Pierre Vedel approaches the problem by designing a complete armchair built from exactly one of the ubiquitous pallets .
One of the winners of the top award at the International Design Festival Berlin was Endless by Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij. He melts down refrigerators for the plastic raw material, extrudes it into a string, and then has a robot
This slick sustainable prefab house drew crowds at the 2011 Dwell on Design. Other hits? Think solid cork stools and coffee tables, linen made of seaweed, walnut plaster and gorgeous flatpack furniture.
First spotted at the Clerkenwell Design Festival, Made in Peckham furniture turns out to be the work of a creative design studio called Hendzel and Hunt who take an experimental approach to their furniture design.
Photo: B. Alter
Clerkenwell Design Week is a small design festival in the ultra-cool east end of London, where lots of architects and design firms have their offices. It's a compact and easy way to see what's new in British and international
Students from Pratt Institute often steal the show at ICFF; two years ago you couldn't get near their booth, clearly the hit of the show. This year the work was a bit more subtle. The industrial design program partnered with
Have you ever wished you could have more input in how your furniture looks and feels, other than selecting from a catalog? Well, if you want a chair that is truly personalized, but don't have the skill or the energy to
Grand Designs is a massive home show covering interiors, gardens, home improvements and renovations. Its public face, Kevin McCloud, is a national treasure. A designer, developer and huge t.v. personality, he has been pushing and
When it comes to recycling, paper is one of the bigger success stories. But now designer Merryn Haines-Gadd has come up with a way to recycle paper other than throwing it in the right bin- he's made a chair. Taking the
Christy Oates will never be IKEA, but hopefully IKEA, which seems to concentrate much more these days on selling us stuff that we don't need rather than designing what we really do, will take some insipiration
We've seen a lot of chairs made from interesting, unexpected materials: coffee grounds, window blinds, even oil drums. As time goes on, it becomes clear that rather than exhausting the possibilities, these works'