Bookniture: Furniture that Collapses to the Size of a Book

In our increasingly mobile world, having furniture that can go with you and adapt to many situations is key. Bookniture, a project launching on Kickstarter fits those needs exceptionally well. Not only can it function as a stool, foot rest, nightstand, standing work desk and more, it also collapses into the size of a large book on your shelf. Handy.

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A Two-Legged Chair Encourages Sitting People to Move (and Balance)

There is plenty of evidence that sitting down for long periods is bad for our health – and we’re doing a lot more of it. To combat this sedentary trend a number of solutions have been gaining traction, from exercises you can do in the office, to stand up desks and even hamster-like treadmills to keep us moving. But what about changing the way we sit? That’s what French designer Benoit Malta envisions with his unusual two-legged Inactivité chair.

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River Tables Look Like the World From Above

Greg Klassen’s hand-crafted tables have rivers flowing through them. Inspired by the natural beauty of his home in the Pacific Northwest and the tall trees that grow there, he uses the wood’s innately sinuous form to trace the path of water-like glass that cuts a path through the table’s center. His tastefully balanced design choices create furniture with a blend of free spirited organic form and geometric perfection.

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How Creatives Work: The Visual Playground of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames were more than just designers. One of the visual arts most famous and influential married couples, they redefined much of the world that now surrounds us. They also touched multiple disciplines, leaving their mark on architecture, furniture design, interior design, exhibition design, toy design, fine art, photography, and film. They saw themselves as educators and they were definitely innovators.

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The Strangest Chairs We’ve Seen All Year!

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Chair designs are a dime-a-dozen, ranging from the modern and minimal, to the classic and ornate (just take a look at 500 Chairs for a small sample), so when I ran across these absolutely bizarre creations from Spanish artist Máximo Riera, my jaw hit the floor. He’s been combining classic chair design with the busts (or tails) of large animals – from a beastly rhino to a slippery octopus. People often compare chair design to sculpture – but in this case the parallel is impossible to miss!

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Cardboard Electronics With Miniature Worlds Inside

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As we become more reliant on technology, it’s hard to imagine our worlds without it. If we were asked to describe a typical kitchen, most of us would include the appliances like a microwave and refrigerator in our descriptions; for a living room, there would likely be a television, etc. While theoretically technology should make our lives easier and free up more time for us to do what we enjoy, many of us are spending that time glued to screens- whether it be the television, computer, or our trusty smart phones. Illustrator Kevin LCK invites people to think about their relationships with technology in this clever black and white illustration/sculpture series called Ordinary Behavior. Using cardboard and a black sharpie, he illustrates and sculpts electronics, like a camera, television, iPhone, microwave, and computer and then places miniature illustrations of typical household furniture inside to create dollhouse-like rooms.

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Visual Bits #449 > Branching Out: Beautiful Tree Artworks

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Visual Bits #381> Weird, Wonderful, & Wacky Things

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Visual Bits #362> Wacky Creations: Furniture & More

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Visual Bits #323> New Innovative Designs

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