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Tag Archives: Furniture

Table Made From Magnetic Levitating Cubes

floating-table Ever on the lookout for unique and innovative furniture, we’re intrigued by Rock Paper Robot’s Float Table. It’s made from a matrix of wooden cubes with strong magnets embedded within. The magnetic forces repel the cubes from one another, but a series of steel guide wires keep everything in place. This gives the table a solid appearance while undisturbed, and a wobbly look when touched. We’re not sure how stable a table it is, and placing a wine glass down on it might be a dicey proposition. But it sure is a talking piece that anyone with money will be more than happy to have in his living quarters. We say ‘people with money’ because it’s one of those pieces with no advertised price, placing it squarely in the “if you have to ask” camp.

Edit: A reader informs us that the table is $10,000 and is available here.

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DNA Double-Helix Bookcase Speaks To Your Love Of Biology And Books

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If you’ve got $1,050 burning a hole in your wallet, here’s a pretty cool bookcase you can buy. Made by Milano Furniture, the DNA bookcase is made entirely of steel, and can hold CDs, books or whatever else you feel like arranging into a double-helix structure. And don’t be in a hurry to get it, since it looks like it takes 12 to 14 weeks to deliver.

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Living Cube Combines Several Rooms Into One

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Designers are constantly coming up with ways to make the most out of a limited amount of space. The more people there are on this planet, the less space there is for each person. And if you can’t afford more square meters for your living quarters, then it’s time to get creative with the space that you’ve got.

The latest in these designs is the Living Cube by designer Till Könneker. It incorporates a little bit of everything into what looks like several bookshelves combined into one.Continue Reading

Slater Lounge is an All-in-One Privacy Pod While You Wait for Your Flight

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Airports are usually hubs of activity in every direction you turn. From harried travelers pushing over-filled trolleys to screaming kids at the check-in line, airports aren’t exactly places where you can get some peace and quiet while you’re waiting for your flight.

Designer Uriel Serrano aims to change that with the Slater airport lounge. It’s still a concept for now, but it’s basically an all-in-one privacy pod that gives passengers their own little private space while they wait.

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Part Beanbag, Part Hammock, The Beanock Is All Awesome

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Get a sweet sweet hammock? Or a sweet sweet beanbag? The Old El Paso girl would respond unequivocally: why not both? Indeed the Beanock allows you to do just that. It’s a slightly flattened beanbag that you hang from its four corners, and that promises to give you many an evening spent in comfort and relatively relaxing bliss. It’s made from cotton, so you should store it inside when you’re not using it, lest your comfort and bliss be shared by mold and other undesirables. And like many such items, the price tends to match its uniqueness: $315(USD) and up.

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‘I Used To Be a Washing Machine': Artist Turns Broken Appliances Into Chairs

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Most people just throw out appliances that conked out rather than shell out some cash for repairs because the former seems like the more economical choice compared to the latter. But instead of sending your old appliances to the junk yard, why don’t you let your creative juices take over and turn it into something else that you can still use?

That’s what industrial art designer Antonina did with her project called “I used to be a washing machine.”

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Wooden Transformer: Boxed Turns Into a Wide Variety of Wooden Furniture

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It’s amazing what you can do with a few shaped and polished pieces of wood. At first glance, Boxed looks like a plain and ordinary wooden suitcase that carries a bunch of random blocks of wood. But if you know how to put them all back together and piece the shapes together, then you can assemble a wide variety of furniture that you can actually use–like stools, a desk, a coffee table, and even a lamp.

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Fancy Quartz Inspired Armchair Comes With A Fancy Price Tag

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In the quest to deck your living space with stand out furniture, you can take any number of directions. CTRL ZAK and Davide Barzaghi have created the above Quartz Armchair to give you yet one more, quite expensive, option. Made up of a complex beech wood lattice, and polygonal cushions that embed into the open spaces of that framework, the chair ends up looking like an elaborate crystal, maybe even like quartz. The complexity of the manufacturing process ensures that no two chairs are identical, which will make it just a little more unique when you do decide to drop the $14,000 the designers are asking for.

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1920’s Lightbulb Testing Rig Turned Into A Bar

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In the 1920’s, lightbulbs were tested in contraptions like the one you see above. At least they were in a factory in Germany, where a similar device was discovered recently, and after which the above bar was fashioned. Made out of iron with an antique looking finish that replicated the patina on the original tester rig, the 265 lbs behemoth will look classy in just about any living space. Given that it’ll set you back $1,995 to own it, we suspect that if you can afford it, you already live in decent looking digs and will be appreciative of how it complements your other undoubtedly expensive furnishings.

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