Stockholm 2021: the largest Nordic design week went mostly virtual this year. But that didn’t stop brands and designers from unveiling brilliant furniture designs. Check what we liked the most.
Frugal chairs by working-class migrants in the UAE and tumbling ‘carwash’ poufs, ‘Dimmable’ measuring tapes-like lamps and 3D printed brutalist chaise seaters. We rounded up 10 quirky furniture designs we liked the most in 2020!
Lee Broom unveils his MAESTRO collection with a film and a classic concert, staged in a highly stylised set which recalls a Kubrick-like symphony hall.
From dragon flies patterns to idle geometries of bliss. Swing along with style and check these 5 design hammocks.
A pointed rocking chair and a Chaise lounge composed of interlacing planes. Thomas Musca and Duyi Han joined forces to cast lightweight beton brut furniture combining brutalist aesthetics with computer programming.
Thai design studios KAOI and THINKK translated Ettore Sottsass’ bold design into the playful EBBA chair which can be composed according the user’s personal taste.
Splashes of colour, custom furniture and and contemporary interiors reference the glorious past of the Felix Mertis building in the Dutch Capital.
Ropes and metal tubes compose the Rope Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec which shape shifts according to its user. The designers launch also a wall hook named Tupla.
Cassina launches ‘The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor’: discover terrace furniture by Philippe Starck and Rodolfo Dordoni, lush loveseats by Patricia Urquiola and outdoor-proof Modernist icons.
This January in Cologne, Germany, it almost felt like summer. Patricia Urquiola, MUT Design, Jamie Hayon and other Spanish designers and brands brought the outdoor summery feel to the first design furniture fair of the year. Bienvenidos!
A haunted soul trapped in a transparent acrylic chair and faint sheet draped gently over the memory of a seat. 6 spooky chairs celebrating Halloween!
A decapitated swan float poking fun of Instagram influencers, patterned inflatable pools and air-filled bouncy furniture for the living room, the garden or the poolside.
2LG studio’s fresh twist on the iconic LGBT+ rainbow flag dresses ercol’s iconic seat “to champion love, freedom, joy and ultimately, the belief that everyone has a right to be themselves.”
Micheal Young’s MY Collection combines traditional Chinese patterns with digital techniques for Gallery ALL at DesignMiami/ Basel.
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH – GTV 2019 collections were designed by Micheal Anastassiades, Gam Fratesi storagemilano and more.
Monochromatic lava interiors and verdant alcoves frame Tom Dixon’s latest collections at The Manzoni, the British designer’s permanent restaurant and showroom.
The first genderless voice technology and retail space but also a gender-free furniture and pioneering beauty brands… Archipanic explores the ‘neutral’ leading trend going beyond stereotypes.
Stellar Works’ 2019 collections by Neri&HU, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg and more highlight the international imprint the the Chinese brand as well the strong links with its hometown Shanghai and Milan, the brand’s design ‘godmother’.
At Design Shanghai 2019, 10 Chinese design brands launched brand-new series inspired by millennials’ lifestyle, digital algorithms, paper clips, quirky comics and even Minions.
Gareth Neal digitally crafts the Hack Chair II, a Georgian seat trapped in a raw oak lumber using a robotic arm as an extension of the craftsman’s hand and tactile knowledge.
Bulbous loaf-shaped table lamps, a Swedish crisp bread-inspired chandelier and Mr N great grandpa chair. Färg & Blanche’s new furnitures and objects debut at The Baker’s House exhibition in Stockholm.
Originally designed for Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum Artek’s Atelier chair is a versatile wooden seat paying homage to Nordic design, and ready to fit in public spaces, homes and offices.
The S-1500 chair is made from fishnets and ropes contributing to building a local circular economy. The material is processed to create a marble-like matte, pebbled, dark green surface which is unique and mass produced at the same time.
Lounge on a sofa tailored with a sustainable textile made from apples, lay yourself down like dandy on a pointe-shoe bench or flip the sofa-bed open like a clam for your guests… 8 innovative furnitures and exhibitions rethinking seat design.
Office Design pioneer Florence Knoll Bassett who contributed to forge the American modern style bringing European aesthetics to the USA passed away on January 25.
On its 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus architecture and design movement reigns at IMM Cologne. We selected 7 unexpected reinterpretations and re-editions of iconic furniture and lighting designs by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and more. Bauhaus reloaded?
A bookshelf with rotating vertical panels, a table with a base which can be flipped upside down and two chairs with an understated imprint. At Design Week Mexico, Esrawe studio went ‘total black’ with the INTERVALO furniture collection.
Smart lamps tuning with the colours of Nordic dawns, expandable wardrobes with a Russian Avant Garde imprint and white blood cell-inspired chairs. We selected 7 emerging Russian designers showcasing their work at the Salone Satellite exhibition in Moscow.
At London Design Festival, Kellenberger–White has designed Alphabet chairs, a playful set of multicoloured and typographic seats inspired by Bauhaus design as well as Bruno Munari’s series ‘Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair’.
A wicker lounge chair mimicking a peacock’s wheel, tongue-in-cheek seats inspired by shock red lipsticks and hammocks weaving all the colours of Colombia. Wether you are on the beach, in the garden or by the pool, embrace the summer with these 15 vibrant outdoor furniture designs.