Furniture Archive

SHELVES For Life by William Warren

These shelves are designed to last you a lifetime. The wood will colour, the surfaces will mark and stain and over the years and the furniture will become a part of you.

When you die, the shelves can be taken apart and reassembled as a coffin. The brass plate under the bottom shelf, that tells the story about this transformation, is then flipped over and you’re dates inscribed on it.

The shelves were first launched at the British Library during the 2005 London Design Festival.

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Kitchen Sofa by Johanna Westin

Johanna Westin, Lisa Frode and Emma Nilsson are on a mission to bring back the traditional kitchen sofa. They created a kitchen sofa that offers the same functions as the traditional one but has been adapted to our modern way of life.

Seat storage has been divided into two parts making it easy to reach and organize the content. Since many homes today have an open floor plan, the back of the sofa provides storage for books, newspapers or magazines. It is made of locally-produced Swedish pine with small elm details.

Confessions Chair by Arik Levy

Confessions Chair from designer Arik Levy is inspired by Catholic Church’s tradition to confuse.

With his installations, Arik confesses, bares his soul and invites us to do the same. His starting point is the observation that most Parisian couples end up divorcing and that building a life as a couple is an extremely fragile enterprise. Failure to communicate well is often at the root of this problem. Taboos and unspoken truths eat away at a couple’s harmonious existence. Confessions allow this trust to be rebuilt.” says a representative of the Parisian Galerie SLOTT.

Allumettes by Atelier Oï for Röthlisberger

The striking appearance of the Allumette sofa, table and chair is attributable to its filigree framework design in hardwood sourced from the Arura Vermelho tree. Here, forces and counterforces interplay to accept loads. Elegance and originality combine with stability. The non-varnished wood with its metallike tone is finely polished, allowing its sensual presence to develop fully. The Allumette sofa offers a high degree of seating comfort – and adds an extremely prestigious touch to living spaces and reception areas thanks to its sturdy and distinctive appearance.

Allumettes, by Atelier Oï, for Röthlisberger

The Tunnels Series by Noga Berman

Israeli designer Noga Berman has created the Tunnels series of furniture.

A series of furniture that explore private places inside of houshold furniture. Just as a cat seeks out hiding places or small spaces to slip into, I wanted to create furniture that can encompass all or parts of the human body. I searched for hiding places within the house, observing children playing “hide and seek” and looking at illustrations in children’s books. I examined dark and private places that can contain the human body (for example: under the bed, behind a curtain, under a hat). I created a human-scale object that can be used for lying down, sitting and storage. The technique of wrapping elastic bands creates tunnels, a perspective space, and peek holes. Thus, the user can choose his personal way of using the furniture. The technology used for making the objects is that of bending metal tubes and wood etching. Elastic bands are wrapped around these and closed with vel-cro.

You can watch a short video about the collection – <here>

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The ICONOCLAST Dining Table by IZM

Canadian furniture company IZM have introduced the Iconoclast dining table, which features a base that breaks away from conventional 4 leg designs.

The 2010 Collection From Saba Italia

The 2010 Collection From the Italian furniture manufacturer Saba Italia.

Visit the Saba Italia website – here.

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Tree that grows books

childrens furniture tree bookcase shawn soh
Tree Bookshelf from designer Shawn Soh