Friday, December 11, 2009
This Molecule seating system consists of two components: a cylindrical upholstered seat and a curved backrest finished in wood veneer with an upholstered top or Corian pad. This molecule seating system was designed by toronto based designer Davide Tonizzo for the Canadian furniture manufacturer, Arconas.
The two components of Molecule combine into an endless array of configurations and are designed to simply reconfigure on the fly to respond to changing needs. An optional plywood worksurface is also available to accommodate work applications.
As the name implies, Molecule was inspired by those building blocks of nature. The design breaks furniture down into simple elements that can support sitting, working and relaxing. As well, the shape allows the units to be configured into an infinite arrays.
“My objective in designing Molecule was to create infinite furniture. By soft linking each element by shape as opposed to a mechanical connection, the system creates groupings of seating that can be easily arranged and rearranged to support different uses or simply to change the look of a space,” says Molecule designer, Davide Tonizzo. “The name Molecule highlights the theme of a simple set of elements that can produce a vast range of configurations.”
Molecule is ideal for public spaces such as hotel lobbies, libraries, school work/study areas, airport lounges, bars/lounges and retail stores. As well, it can be used for office training, breakout sessions and casual work areas.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Want to sit on the cold chair..? Yeah, this aluminium based chair furniture is designed by Belgian architect Tobias Labarque. This aluminium chair is stackable and will perfectly fit for your outdoor and indoor furniture design.
Tobias Labarque says:
Cantilever-type chair made from a single piece of perforated aluminium plate. there are no joints, no connections, no welding, no details, … just a (meticulously) folded plate. The chair is stackable and is fit for both indoor and outdoor use. It looks quite aggressive, but sits very comfortable.
Via : Modern Homes Design
The Anima Chair is a nice armless seating design ideas that was created by Yotam Shabtai and Lidor Gilad of the Milan based studio Blubau. This Anima chair was build from observation, from the special link created between a man and a chair, between a soul-body and a furniture-body.
Following a line of contact points between the body and the chair, the sensation is of an infinite and fluid line. Anima is made of 3 mm of stainless steel plate in self production.
This CH1 Chair is the first seating design and furniture piece that has been created by Seattle, Washington based Fruitsuper Design which was inspired from studying various forms that people create when seated unsupported.
From the Fruitsuper Design :
The inspiration for this chair structure was derived from studying various forms that people create when seated unsupported. With reference to the human silhouette, CH1 is a straightforward lounge chair. Seamless construction, an honesty to materials and simplified details combine in an elegant seating solution. Using powdercoated steel tubing and maple with a soap finish, the CH1 chair is the first furniture piece by Fruitsuper Design.
Via : Modern Homes Interior Decorating Ideas
This Camouflage low armchair is designed by Mexican designer Emiliano Godoy for the Mexico City based manufacturer Pirwi.
“Camouflage” is a low armchair made in Oriented Strand Board (OSB). The material is surfaced with a stained-black veneer, and has oversized lateral panels that partly hide the user. These panels feature a carved camouflage pattern that emphasizes the trench-like character of the piece, but at the same time expose the OSB beneath.
Many board materials, such as particleboard, OSB and plywood, are commonly used for tabletops, back panels and other furniture components. They are however, rarely left visible, as manufacturers cover every exposed edge or face with wood veneer, plastic laminates or paint. This is one of many techniques used to hide the fact that cheaper or less traditional materials are used, pretending that the piece is something more expensive or refined.
However, engineered wood boards are generally a better choice in environmental terms because a larger proportion of the tree wood ends up in the finished product and they’re made from fast-growing, harvested softwood forests. OSB is particularly good in these terms, as it can be made with certified wood and low-VOC adhesives.
“Camouflage” values these materials for their environmental and aesthetic particularities. As a window of truth, the carved texture denounces the misguiding veneering of particleboards with seemingly elegant wood textures, and open the discussion for the birth of new aesthetics using new materials.