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Tag Archives: Furniture

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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[ Product Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

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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Stunning Carbon Fiber Bathtub/Hammock Is The Only Way We’ll Get Clean, From Now On

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The sad thing about opulence is that once you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to go back. And while we haven’t had the pleasure to actually soak in the above bathtub, the Vessel, by British company Splinterworks, the expression “ignorance is bliss” sure seems to apply in this case; we were better off not even knowing such a beauty even existed. Made entirely out of carbon fiber with a foam core, the 2.7m (8.8ft.) tub looks like a hammock, hangs from the wall and drains into a specially made opening underneath it. “Pictured here in black, it also available in red, blue, yellow, pink, bronze and pure silver.” Price is mentioned nowhere on the website, but we suspect that sticker shock on this would be a couple orders of magnitude higher than your typical luxury bathroom furnishing.

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Hit the jump for more pictures and links.

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This $21,500 Workstation Has It All, But It’ll Burn a Hole in Your Pocket

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The MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX is the ultimate workstation that every geek lusts after. It comes with hardware you’ll actually use and combines comfort and functionality into one big but very neat package. The Labs Emperor 1510LX is equipped with a five-monitor stand and a Bose sound system. Its cushy arm rests, cupholder, and movable thigh rest provide maximum comfort, especially when you’re working overtime (or having an all-night gaming marathon!)

The only downside to something as awesome as this is the price. Unless you have $21,500 to spare, the Labs Emperor 1510LX will be but an item on your wish list that you’ll probably never get.

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Standing Task Chair Places You Halfway Between Standing And Sitting

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There’s a trend emerging where companies get standing desks (like the X-Table, instead of regular workstations where people just sit. The idea is that sitting for long periods is bad… but standing for a whole day also sounds like it would suck a lot. So the Standing Task Chair is attempting to bridge the gap. It keeps you upright, but includes supports for your knees as well as your posterior, which ends up placing you in an allegedly optimal position for extended work periods. The reasoning is that your weight is distributed between your feet, your knees and your butt, so no one body part ends up carrying you all by itself.

The STC has an adjustable seat, and comes in a metal or oak finish, and costs $499 and $599 respectively. It’s seeking funding on Kickstarter, but it’s quite far from its goal at the moment.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

These Giant DSLR Lens Are For Sitting, Not Shooting

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The first time I saw my brother-in-law cry was when he sat on his fisheye lens after a particularly long shoot. Suffice to say, while his behind was perfectly fine, his lens were not. The second time was when his daughter grabbed his new lens from his bag and proceeded to play catch with her imaginary friend. You can just imagine how that scenario ended.

Breaking your lens is something you won’t ever have to worry about with Spanish design studio Monoculo ginormous DSLR reflex lenses, though. That’s because they’re (clearly) not actual lenses, but stools that were designed and created to look like one.

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Is Your Posterior Deserving Of A $6,600 Toilet?

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Kohler makes some fancy kitchen and bathroom fixtures, one of the most notable of which is the Numi toilet. It’s notable mostly because you’ll have to spend $6,600 to own it, and it does a variety of things that you may or may not want a toilet to do:

[It includes] a Bluetooth receiver for users to stream audio from their mobile devices, an SD card to access custom playlists or personalized welcome messages, a USB port for software updates, and ambient lighting that features seven different colors to choose from.

We’re all for entertaining ourselves while on the John, but what’s wrong with just looking at your phone for a bit? You’re not supposed to spend 30 minutes there… drying…

Other features include an advanced bidet functionality with integrated dryer, a remote control and a wall-mounted docking station.

[ Product Page] VIA [ Mashable ]

Don’t Want A Bean Bag? Get The Blandito – A Burrito For Furniture

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The Blandito is a creation of Oradaria Design, and is meant to be a transformable, malleable piece of soft furniture for the home.

It can be bent and shaped to suit an individual’s needs at any given moment. Once you find the shape you want, you can fix it in place using the wooden ball hooks that are included. This means Blandito can be used as a rug, a sleeping bag, a bean bag, or an armchair – at the very least

Initially just an Internet-famous prototype, the Blandito has now graduated into an item in full production, which you can acquire for prices starting at €315 (US$415). The video below gives you an idea of just how it’s meant to be used, and you can hit the jump for a few more pictures.

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