Designers, especially furniture designers, are an artistic bunch. They have the uncontrollable tendency to describe their works in a very poetic manner, such as this one you see here, the El Purista RA 1:15 Smoker’s Armchair. The brainchild behind it, Chilean architect Rodrigo Gonzalez and German lawyer (yup, lawyer) Alexander Sauer, described it as a furniture inspired by “unfolding flower blossom.” Clearly, we don’t quite see it that way. Don’t get us wrong, we think it is a beauty; in fact, we are drooling over it right now and it would be the must-have chair if we were cigar lovers. We see it as a beautiful piece of furniture, thoughtfully designed for cigar-smoking folks and that’s that. We need no underlying poetry to tell us it is an awesome piece. Continue reading El Purista RA 1:15 Is Probably The Best Thing To Happen For Cigar Lovers
Self-assembling Origami Robots Are What Nightmares Are Made Of
scientists have successfully developed a flat-pack robot made of papers and plastic, mounted with batteries and motors, that folds itself together and move. using “shape memory polymers” that contract like muscles when heated, it took a while for the robot to take shape and walk, but eery, nonetheless. LEARN MORE. [via]
Cyborg Arm Made Of LEGO Can Actually Be Worn And Controlled
this is the first robotic arm made of LEGO Technic parts that can be worn and controlled by the wearer. the based is LEGO Mindstorms EV3, it has four buttons to manipulate four motors, one for the control of each finger. pretty stunning, if you ask me and one that surely won’t induce nightmares. LEARN MORE. [via]
Semi-automatic WristBow Mk II Is What Altaïr Needs
this is the second iteration of the wrist-worn crossbow, Mk II. what sets the second version apart from the first is it has an ammo clip that loads up to eight darts. it has to be manually loaded after each shot. it will be cool if it has auto-load mechanism in place, else Altaïr won’t even consider it. LEARN MORE. [via]
Another Concept Jet Wants To Do Without Windows
probably not for the acrophobic or the claustrophobic, the IXION is a concept private jet that wants to go windowless. like, completely no windows, except for the pilots, of course. cameras on the outside projects outside view on the interior sides and ceiling, offering the illusion of a transparent fuselage. LEARN MORE.
POD K1 Is A Knee Protector That Grows With Your Kids
the POD K1 is a medical grade knee brace that offers support to your kid’s knees and minimizing injuries in the event of an impact while riding. a unique design allows it to grow with your young ones – all you need is to add a piece as they grow older. designed for kids between 10 and 15 years of age. $311.39. BUY. [via]
Human Skin Chair Feels And Smells Like Real Human Flesh. Yikes!
British designer, Gigi Barker has managed to replicate the feel of human flesh and incorporated them into her collection of chairs and footstools. additionally, the skin-like fabric is infused with smells like the aftershave for a more authentic feel. yikes. erhmm. we need one model after a lady, please. £2,380. BUY. [via]
Charles Eames was a colossus of design responsible for dozens of pieces of hugely iconic and visually superb designer furniture and whilst he is perhaps best known for the likes of the DSW chair and his inimitable lounge chair and ottoman, he also created many other pieces of stunning furniture such as the LCW chair pictured above. Continue reading LCW Chair
Interior design isn’t something that is always easy for men and we often don’t know where to begin when it comes to finding items with which to fill our homes so we will typically rely upon staple pieces of designer furniture that have been successful and iconic for generations and one such type of furniture that well and truly falls into this bracket is that of Thonet chairs. Continue reading Thonet Chairs
Furniture is the key component of getting your home design endeavors in order and there are certain pieces which you simply cannot go wrong with. The fact that Charles Eames designed dozens of such pieces is testament to his considerable skill as a designer but few have been as well-received and heavily deployed in homes as his, quite frankly, exemplary DSW chair. Continue reading The Eames DSW
Mies Van Der Rohe may not be a name that slips effortlessly of the tongue but he was an American / German architect and responsible for one of the 20th century’s most iconic and celebrated pieces of designer furniture – namely, the spectacularly comfortable and visually superb Barcelona Chair pictured above. Continue reading Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Chair
For those who work from home, a comfortable office space is essential and one’s choice of office chair will invariably make or break your home office endeavors. It is for this reason that most people who have the capacity to work remotely will opt for Charles Eames office furniture in their home office because, quite simply, the comfort supplied (not to mention the visual appeal) by a Eames office chair is beyond compare. One of the most popular office chairs to emerge from the Eames stable was unquestionably that of the Eames 119 Aluminum Group Office Chair (reproduction; £594) witnessed above and which, as you can plainly see, elevates the style of any home office work space quite considerably. Continue reading Office Essential: Charles Eames Chair
Hans Wegner will be a name well known to those in the world of interior design but for those who don’t pay a particularly close watch to this industry, he was one of the most famous and respected furniture designers of the 20th century and his stand-out piece was that of the Wishbone Chair. Continue reading Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner
Charles Eames, the iconic and legendary American furniture designer, was responsible for some truly mesmerizing pieces of furniture but few pieces won him as many accolades nor was quite as revered as the devilishly simple yet undeniably stylish DSW chair.
Eames originally designed and released the DSW chair way back in 1948 as part of a New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) competition encouraging the development of low-cost pieces of designer popularity. The Charles Eames DSW chair proved to be indescribably popular – to the extent that the piece is still on display in the MoMA today. Continue reading Charles Eames DSW Chair
if you are a loner with occasional burst of visitors, then we supposed the Quartz Armchair will make a good companion furniture for your sometime not-so-lonely lifestyle – especially if you appreciate a non-clutter living space. designed by CTRK ZAK and Davide Barzaghi, the Quartz Armchair is said to be the “result of a mathematical series applied to furnishings.” how exactly that works out is beyond us, but all we know that it is just one insanely pricey chair that looks totally rad and in some way, reminds us of our chemistry lessons donkey years ago. as to why this is a loner’s chair, well, at $13,999 (and that’s the heavily discounted price, btw), you probably won’t acquire more than one and when friends start pouring into your humble pad, the modular cushions that forms its oddly alluring form can be pulled apart and turned into little stools to be dotted your apartment so that no one has to sit on the floor. Continue reading Quartz Armchair by CTRL ZAK & Davide Barzaghi