Tom Cecil

Tom Cecil

Tom Cecil is an innovative furniture designer based in the UK. He started out as a mechanical engineer, but soon turned to furniture and product design that incorporates his past experience exploring “how and why things work.”

Tom Cecil

Stretched Table
A very thin sheet of steel is stretched across a steel frame to create a table. Supported only at the ends, the ratchet strap moves the base of legs together, the frame acting as lever, pulls the top tight with 30 ton of force.

Tom Cecil

Tom Cecil

Auxetic Table
A table made from sixteen hollow parts that are hand stitched together to create 24 articulated joints. The table can be opened and closed by either pushing, pulling or rotating a single part.

Tom Cecil

Cardboard Table
Cardboard sculpture that can also be used as a table when books are placed on its surface.

Tom Cecil

Dowel Table
Table made from 60ft of dowels.

Tom Cecil

Random Number Furniture
The process of creating this Random Number Furniture / 1T2S is an interesting challenge. Limited to a single sheet of plywood, Tom challenges himself by taking 128 random numbers and a sequence of mathematical functions to generate the geometry for the three intersecting objects that form 1 Table and 2 Stools.


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime in Home Furnishings | Permalink | 1 comment

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Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Gravity Stool by Amsterdam-based designer Jólan van der Wiel is a project that if nothing else, it’s quite magical. Using a combination of gravity and magnetic fields, he’s able to sculpt these organically shaped stools that are unique and one-of-a-kind.

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

So, how does he do it? Well, to begin with he’s concocted a mixture of liquid plastic and iron. He’s also designed a “magnet machine” that houses super strong magnets that basically lift the material up forming the unusual shapes that the stool becomes.

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel
Pouring the magnetic material in

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel
Pulling down the magnets

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel
Waiting

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel
Growing the stool as the magnets raise up

Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel
The material cures in about 30 minutes


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Caroline in Home Furnishings | Permalink | 2 comments

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Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso

Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso

The three members of Front merged their actual doodles that they had drawn during design meetings to create the pattern of the Doodle Sofa for Moroso. The sofa form comes from a circular shape that is folded to make the perfect little sofa. But the best thing about it is the “absent minded” doodling they were able to capture and inscribe into the piece showing bits of their creative minds.

Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso

Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso

Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso

Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Caroline in Art, Home Furnishings | Permalink | No comments

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LEGO Tizio Lamp

LEGO Tizio Lamp

Pierre-Félix So re-created Richard Sapper’s Tizio Lamp out of LEGO bricks. What famous lamp would you like to see made of LEGO next?


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Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Helle Bjerrum’s Status jewelry collection explores the idea of status in the sense of both material value and one’s standing in terms of reputation and position.

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

The works cover a wide range of facets of the overarching theme: status related to material value, status related to sites and property, status as something that is actively reproduced in culture and the fact that, traditionally, the two sexes have acquired status in different ways.

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

These oversized jeweled necklaces symbolize wealth and vanity, but they’re created to be casually slung about as though seemingly not precious.

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

These Nonsense pieces are named so because they represent gold and silver (demonstrated by shades of acrylic), which cannot be valued by its shape but by its weight.

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

These rings represent real estate and inheritance, which is passed down through generations. They’re printed with topographic map imagery.

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Her beaded necklaces have 365 beads – one for each day of the calendar year. The dark beads represent weekdays, the light ones holiday and vacation.

Status Jewelry Collection by Helle Bjerrum

Photos: Dorte Krogh
Model: Medde Lykke Vognsen


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New from BRANCA by Marco Sousa Santos

New from BRANCA by Marco Sousa Santos

Marco Sousa Santos has designed some new pieces to add to the BRANCA collection, which he showed recently in Milan. These are my most favorite – that green gradient is killing me (and I usually hate green!).

New from BRANCA by Marco Sousa Santos

New from BRANCA by Marco Sousa Santos

New from BRANCA by Marco Sousa Santos


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Dwell’s “Tomorrow’s Design Stars”

Loving this new series by Dwell magazine: “Tomorrow’s Design Stars.” Based off of their “Young Designers” roundup in their May 2012 issue, they’ve gone more in-depth with some of the new designers out there who are creating amazing work and daring to push the boundaries in the design field. Some names that might seem familiar: Max Lipsey, Elisa Strozyk, Pia Wüstenberg and more. See their first part here.

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The JustK Project

Some homes you see create a sense of wonder and inspiration. This striking home was conceived with a passive energy system, sustainable building materials, and a limited budget. Designed by architects Björn Martenson, Sonja Nagel, and Jan Theissen of the architectural office known as AMUNT, the house was awarded the prestigious AR 2011 House award.

Everything about this home is light, airy and open. It sleeps a family of 6 comfortably and allows for a more simplistic way of living.

Images: Yatzer

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