Characterized by functionality, essential form and purity of materials, the Ravenscroft desk by Leonhard Pfeifer was designed to look striking from any angle so it could sit in the middle of a room instead of pushed up against a wall. Read more
Brazilian design and manufacturing firm allê have released a series of new pieces in their Hybrid collection. Designed by José Marton, the striped lamps, side and coffee tables, follow the success of their ‘Entrelinhas’ range seen at this year’s 100% Design. All made from Methacrylate, the pieces are a quirky, fun use of their unique manufacturing process.
In addition, the range partially uses waste product from other designs in the allê range and in turn any waste from Hybrid is re-used. This is in keeping with allê’s remit to produce 0% waste in their manufacturing process.
The collection is called Hybrid, as some of the pieces have a dual-purpose, whereby a table is also a lamp. A wall mirror has a shelf, a coffee table has a built-in vase. The pieces appear as one moulded form, without any joins or seams.
The collection is made of Methacrylate®, a durable, stain resistant, flexible acrylic, which is 100% recyclable. The product can be produced in up to 60-colours in transparent or opaque finishes.
Currently Chaplins and Silvia Nayla are the only ones to carry the Hybrid collection.
The Chool is a new concept in modern seating. A combination stool and a chair in one (hence the name), designed by James Lucas for Slam. Read more
In 2009, Todd Leowy founded Square Root Industries in Portland, Oregon. He combined his design sensibilities and creativity with an engineering degree, and as a result designs and fabricates high-end modern furniture for both commercial and residential clients.
His coffee table collection for Square Root Industries combines laser cut steel in white, black, or powder coated colors (and sometimes photography) with various woods and is then covered with a clear acrylic top, creating uniquely modern mixed medium pieces of functional furniture. With all their pieces, you can customize top design, size, and color.
Square Root Industries Coffee Table Collection:
With a foundation built on creativity and engineering, Square Root Industries blurs the line which too often separates art and function. By combining multiple mediums including metal, wood, acrylic, photography, powder coating, and glass, each table mixes colors and imagery to create a unique and functional piece of furniture. Each table is designed and fabricated in Portland, Oregon and can be customized to fit your design needs.
You can purchase the above and/or custom tables at their etsy store.
Last Spring, Carpenters Workshop Gallery had a showing of Sebastian Brajkovic’s collection of work, entitled Lathe. The exhibit consisted of a series of several chairs and one aluminum table, all of which combine classic furniture design with computer inspired ‘stretching’ to create a modern interpretation of antique style furniture. Read more