sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne

referencing a cocoon-like element, the table effectively creates a ‘shield’ from the frenetic hustle and bustle of shared areas.

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Gravity Candleholder by Jólan van der Wiel

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Young, Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel uses a unique process to make these spikey candle holders that resemble cavern formations.

Made exclusively for Paris-based Galerie Gosserez, van der Wiel uses a process similar to that of his Gravity Stools, which we’ve already featured here. He uses a contraption that’s essentially a “magnet machine” that makes these objects through the action of a strong magnetic field with a paste that’s a mixture of resin and iron oxides.

The mixture is placed into the machine and, in minutes, the candle holder’s arms seem to stretch and “grow.” See the process below:

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Pouring the magnetic material in

Gravity Candleholder by Jólan van der Wiel in home furnishings Category
Pulling down the magnets

Gravity Candleholder by Jólan van der Wiel in home furnishings Category
Waiting

Gravity Candleholder by Jólan van der Wiel in home furnishings Category
Growing the stool as the magnets raise up

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The material cures in about 30 minutes

The results are pretty goth looking, no?


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Add Some Warmth: 12 Plywood Interiors

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Photo by Masao Nishikawa

The Interwebs are filled with plywood, from furniture to entire rooms. Here we spotlight twelve spectacular spaces, all featuring the unfinished, historically inexpensive, material.

Above, concrete and pale plywood mingle to perfection in the Setagaya Flat in Tokyo, designed by Narus Inokuma Architects and Hiroko Karibe Architects. It’s their own home. We wish it were ours.

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House OM in Yokohama, Japan, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, has a dining space lined with a plywood wall that pierces a circle in the ceiling. Plywood stairs make the climb, eventually up to the rooftop.

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This stark plywood walled room in a home designed by PS Arkitektur seems the perfect place to contemplate the snowy weather.

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A lone slit of sunlight streaks down into the plywood paneled, monk-like space by Uni Architecture of Cambridge, Mass.

Add Some Warmth: 12 Plywood Interiors in interior design featured architecture Category

Chartier-Corbasson Architects designed this Parisian loft. While the flooring is traditional slats, the sideboard and stairway is made of intensely grained plywood.

Add Some Warmth: 12 Plywood Interiors in interior design featured architecture Category

Another view of the same space by Chartier-Corbasson Architects, as seen in LoftLife. A plywood kitchen. It’s rather an unfinished look, do you like it?

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The built-in plywood bookcase is also a room divider in another space in the Setagaya Flat designed by Narus Inokuma Architects and Hiroko Karibe Architects.

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Another Japanese dwelling, this is a a soaring plywood space, with a freestanding modern tub, wall-mounted sink and spiral metal stair. Stunning! Designed by Japanese studio Architect Cafe this two-and-a-half story contemporary home, which was completed in 2010, is located in a densely populated neighborhood about 30 miles outside Tokyo.

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Plywood is the perfect medium for an office; this one is outfitted with units by String Shelving.

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The bloggers behind Hindsvik at Home redid their master bedroom themselves, with plenty of plywood, from the floor, to the nightstands, and up the wall. Check out the DIY and tutorial here.

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Photo by Simon Devitt

Davor Popadich’s home, designed by Pattersons Architects, was featured in its entirety in Dwell. We get a taste of it here, with the plywood and concrete kitchen. Love!

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The Toronto shop Mjölk, which sells classic and current furniture  and hand crafted goods from Scandinavian and Japanese designer, has a floor of large sheets of plywood.

Can’t get enough of the unfinished look? Check out StyleCarrot’s 57 Rooms with Plywood Walls, Ceilings, and Floors.


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A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock

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Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, industrial design student James Boock set out to design a table that was inspired by the way vines cling to a structure. The Clip table’s stainless steel legs represent the vines that are clipped onto the wood tabletop structure.

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Using ecologically treated Accoya pine and legs that attach and remove easily, the table can be flat-packed for easy shipping or just to put away.

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There’s an industrial simplicity about it that would make it fit in just about anywhere it was placed.

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A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock in home furnishings Category

A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock in home furnishings Category

A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock in home furnishings Category

A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock in home furnishings Category

A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock in home furnishings Category

A Table Inspired by Vines: Clip by James Boock in home furnishings Category

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Furniture That Looks Like It’s Peeling: Splinter by Nendo

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Nendo launched a new collection of furniture called Splinter for the Japanese manufacturer Conde House. Each wooden component looks as if it is peeling away, or splintering, to allow for hooks to hold coats, a single rod to become three table legs, or the backs of a chair to become armrests.

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The thicker parts of the wood remain that way to provide the stability that each piece needs, while the more delicate parts were splintered away. There’s such a beautiful simplicity about the collection where the wood and its curves speak for themselves.

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Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Furniture That Looks Like Its Peeling: Splinter by Nendo in home furnishings Category

Photos by Yoneo Kawabe.


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The PhoneJoy Play: A Gaming-Geek Device Makes a Larger Comment About the Shortcomings of Touchscreen Interface Design

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Whether or not you’re interested in videogames, this device is kind of fascinating from an industrial design/interface design point of view. The PhoneJoy Play is essentially a portable input device with a slick mechanical design: The two holdable halves can spread sideways, connected by a telescoping mechanism. Your smartphone or mini-tablet can then be “docked” in the middle, and the variety of buttons and motion pads interact with your device wirelessly.

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Fischer Audio

Designed by Fischer Audio | Country: Russia

“Fischer Audio headphones were developed with the help of state of the art technology, framed in retro-styled housing, they feature natural wood with precise engraving. Their sound takes the best from both era in rich fusion of modern detailed and dynamic sound complemented by natural, full and rich vintage feel. All this is packed in light and portable design, so the headphones just disappear on your head.”

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