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Category Archives: Furniture

Fuwapica Furniture Devours Your Self-Esteem

snipshot_e4r64sa7r7v.jpg By Ryan Nill

Fuwapica Furniture glows!

…based on how much you weigh. The Fuwapica project was unveiled at the SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego; the glowing cube-shaped furniture comes in two varieties, Honeycomb and Ice. Upon sitting down, the furniture will assign you a color based upon weight. The Ice types are inflatable and display solely based on your weight, while the Honeycomb ones can coordinate with the seats and the table.

The Honeycomb’s table contains a computer and LCD display screen that can control the chairs. If you place something on the Honeycomb’s table, the computer will analyze it and then instruct the chairs to glow in a matching, accompanying color. Or you can just let them ravage your self-worth at will by glowing based on your weight.

Sources indicate that this technology is more than just a design exercise and will be available commercially within one or two years. Currently, the Fuwapica Honeycomb retails ¥417,000 (or US$3,505) and the Fuwapica Ice sell for¥179,000 (or US$1,500) and are both available now from the Proto-Type Inc., located in Tokyo. No word if they have an online site.

[ gizmodo ] VIA [ inventorspot ]

Lawn Chair Takes It Literally

Lawn Chair

By Evan Ackerman

I love relaxing on a lush carpet of grass, but I’d love it even more if it had adequate lumbar support. The Lawnchair, from Fung + Blatt, consists of an aluminum frame supporting pillowy, pure sod in all of its grassalicious goodness. Since the grass is real, it’s in your best interests to keep it alive, a task which is made easy by an integrated “moisturizing system.” And of course, you’ll need to mow your chair… That may take some creative programming of your lawn mowing robot. Look for it in limited quantities this fall at an undisclosed price.

P.S.- The iPhone comes out today. Bam, covered!

[ Fung + Blatt Lawnchair ] VIA [ Cool Hunting ]

The Solar System Chair

solar system chair

By David Ponce

Still shopping for furniture for that new pad? Check out this great Solar System Chair. It might not look comfortable to sit on, but £99 will get you a hell of a conversation piece. It’s approximately 650mm x 400mm x 600mm in size.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Funfurde ]

The Firetable Really Is A Table With A Shooting Flame

firetable

By David Ponce

Lord, how we love this accident-waiting-to-happen piece of furniture! It’s your everyday coffee table, but with the added twist of having a flame spout off from the middle. (Does a flame, technically, ever “spout off”?) It’s made from reconstituted limestone aggregate, which is presumably fireproof, and it uses an alcohol-based gel as its burning fuel. This will prevent your home from being covered in soot, and makes extinguishing the flame as easy as sitting on it smothering it with a plate or something.

It’s made by a company called FireTable, but they seem to make a bunch of other burning things, like hearths and mini-burners. The table models seem to start at around £900, and are available now. And I’m a little too tired to think of an appropriate bum-burning joke, so you’re free to make one up yourselves.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Core77 ]

Eskimo TowelClip Is A Giant Heating Paperclip For Your Bathroom

towelclip

By David Ponce

Whether you’re a librarian or an office worker with an unhealthy obsession with paperclips, or an apartment dweller with odd tastes, there’s no denying that the Eskimo TowelClip Radiator from Eskimo Design breaks out of the mold as far as towel warmers are concerned. This paperclip-shaped piece of furniture is really a radiator that plugs into a 230V outlet, and uses 45W of power to warm or dry whatever you’ve hung on it. We imagine it can warm your bathroom as well. It measures 215mm by 850mm by 85mm.

We said unhealthy obsession because if you think that this is special enough to spend $680 on, then we think you need to have yourself checked.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ UberReview ]

Design From The Past: A Post-It Table

post-it table

By David Ponce

We’re making it sound like this Post-It table was around in Paleolithic times, but it’s not. It’s from 2002 though, but looks just as cool today. It’s made from 5,000 sheets of paper bound together by PVA glue, and it serves as both table and notepad. You or your bored guests can doodle away, and just tear a sheet off when required. It’s also great for serving food on, as you don’t have to clean up after yourself.

As it’s from 2002, we’re not sure if it’s still being sold, but at the time, it would fetch £700, and be delivered to the UK only.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ BookOfJoe ]

Slinky Chair Is Called FlexibleLove 16, Seats 16, Costs An Arm

flexible love 16

By David Ponce

A while ago we showed you a video of a slinky bench that was made of “bunch of interlocking two dimensional chairs that can accordion out to whatever length you want, slinky style.” Some of you wrote in to inquire where to purchase the thing, and at the time we had no idea. Well, as it turns out, we’ve stumbled across some more information concerning this clever chair. It’s called the FlexibleLove 16 Folding Chair, weighs 25 lbs, supports weights of up to 1920kgs(4224 LB) and is “made wholly from recycled paper and wood products, and is produced using pre-existing manufacturing processes in order to reduce their overall impact on the environment.” It’s called that way because it sits between 1 and 16 people depending on the configuration.

This sort of ingenuity doesn’t come cheap. The chair, which is currently sold out, sells for a whopping $800, and will only come in stock in March. You are of course, free to pre-order now. For those of you who missed it the first time around, come inside for a bunch of pictures and the video.

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Wenge Hi-Fi TV Stand

anora home wenge hifi tv stand

By David Ponce

They say that money doesn’t buy you taste, and we couldn’t agree more. You wouldn’t believe the number of people that can afford something great like a big-ass plasma… and then stick it on a bare wall like a cheap painting. Fortunately, you got the guys at OhGizmo! to slap some sense back into your little noggin’. If you’re going to be getting a plasma for the Holidays, get yourself something nice to put it on, like the Wenge Hi-Fi TV stand. It’s made from two thick slabs of Wenge wood that sandwich a convenient storage space for you to put your DVD collection in, or whatever else. It stands atop a sturdy aluminum base, and the TV panel swivels so you can watch that plasma head-on from any corner of your living room.

There’s no price listed on the website, but we can’t imagine this being too cheap. That said, what’s a couple more grand when you’ve just spent ten (or 50) on your televised entertainment?

[Wenge Hi-Fi TV Stand] VIA [Trendir]

Geniol Fireplace Edition, For Your Indoor Moodsetting Needs

geniol portable fireplace

By David Ponce

What many of you don’t realize is that OhGizmo headquarters consist of a one bedroom apartment the size of half a shoe. While definately cozy, it leaves little room for the finer things in life, like a fireplace. And everyone knows that it’s impossible to impress a lady without a fireplace and a fur rug (preferably zebra or tiger). So we’re thinking that maybe, if we buy what looks like the next best thing, we could be on our way. It’s the Geniol Fireplace Edition, and can be used indoor or out. It doesn’t require a chimney and burns standard fuel paste, which is bought separately. The centerpiece is made from stainless steel and attached to the sides of the glass cylinder with screws but gives the impression of floating in the air.

Of course, if we can’t afford to live in a place that has a fireplace, chances are we won’t be able to afford the $1,800 or so that this thing costs. That’s a lot of change for a big glass tube and a bit of metal.

[Geniol Fireplace Edition] VIA [BornRich]