These pieces of furniture are the work of Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine Caldas, who uses reclaimed and sustainable materials to build modern, hip pieces folloring the steps of father Jose Zanine Caldas, a prominent architect
We recently covered 7 Ways to Get Rid of the Bed, and previously rounded up 7 Objects That Aren't What They Seem. It's part of our continuing fascination with transformer furniture that can serve different functions at different times, or just
Except it isn't really a trestle table, but serves the same function: to provide an easy way to turn a slab into a table. Nicola Enrico Stäubli (known to TreeHugger readers for his terrific Foldschool) comes up with an idea that competes with Phillippe
Table tops are easy; any old door or slab will do. Legs are tougher; you can go to IKEA or Mockett and buy any number of different designs of legs that can be screwed on, but nothing so simple to install as Phillipe Nigro's idea for a
While having coffee with another design blogger, we discussed the future of design in the new economy. I suggested that furniture might follow food: people will want to look the designer in the eye to ensure that they are getting something built to
TreeHugger readers don't appear to share my fascination with mass customization, the idea that you can order exactly what YOU want, made to your specifications, instead of having to take what Mr. Big Box offers. One recent extreme example was
Recycled furniture is a growing area for young designers because there are so many interesting ways of approaching it. This furniture (pictured) is made from bits and pieces of leftover wood and is clean and contemporary looking. Amy Hunting, a
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.
A while back we did a post that included pictures of a few desks belonging to TreeHuggers around the world, but as usual so many contributors missed their deadlines, what can we say? So now we put them all together so you can see how we work. Some are
Just don't wax your floors too well before buying into Jonas & Jonas furniture that leans against the wall and has just two legs. They say that "the scratch and shock-resistant body of this furniture is made of high pressure laminate and allows for any
This table and the beautiful set of large design benches in the extended are the work of Argentinean architecture and design studio Arqom, based outside the almighty Buenos Aires in Chaco province (north-east of this country)
Parisian designer Paul Coudamy thinks outside the box with this interior for advertising agency Beast, made almost entirely out of 40 mm (1-1/2") thick honeycomb cardboard.
Sabine at MocoLoco tells us that they had a one month timeline and a limited
As we migrate to smaller spaces but also work at home on our laptops, it is nice to see desihttp://www.classicon.com/images/copyright.gifgns don't take up much space but also let our work go away when we are done with it. Christoph BÃ¶ninger's Zelos
The designers tell us that "Environmental Design is on Formtanks' agenda and we're looking towards a more sustainable approach to business. With this in mind the 2d3d Group attempts to produce "more from less" through a simple proposition; utilise a