Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

20 results for "furniture design"
Page
1

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

watch
Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

Ana Kras: Shy Gestures

watch
The talented designer of woven objects reveals the origins of her inspiration

The latest episode of the excellent Avant/Garde Diaries features Serbia-born, New York-based designer Ana Kraš, who has earned a devoted following for her woven 'Bonbon' lanterns, which are as fun and playful as they are lovingly crafted. "Kraš's approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production," the description goes.......read more

Jory Brigham Design

watch
Artist collective the Cana Family profiles one of our favorite California furniture designers

Based in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA, Jory Brigham designs and manufactures handcrafted furniture with a focus on timeless aesthetics and sustainable materials. From his Googie-inspired Retro collection to Zen-like seating that merges materials, Brigham's work has the design world salivating. In this beautifully rendered video from the Cana Family, we learn about Brigham's family roots in......read more

Sebastian Cox Furniture

watch
Young UK furniture designer shares thoughts on his passion for craft--and sustainability

Sebastian Cox is a young, independent furniture designer from Lincolnshire, UK who works with coppiced hazelwood and other hardwoods that grow in abundance around his home. In this video we get a look at his design and manufacturing process--from harvesting wood with an axe to crafting pieces in his studio--which is innately connected to his interest in sustainability. What really stands out in......read more

108 Years of Herman Miller

watch
How a furniture-making legend was made, in 108 seconds

You can't talk about mid-century modern furniture without discussing Herman Miller, the Michigan-based manufacturer of some of the era's most iconic pieces. But the company's history runs deeper than the mid-20th century. 108 years deep, to be exact. To commemorate the anniversary, Dutch agency Part of a Bigger Plan created this animation that packs 108 years of design history into 108 seconds.......read more

Studio Swine: Can City

watch
Duo creates a collection of aluminum furniture from Sao Paulo street materials

Studio Swine, the cross-disciplinary design duo made up of Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, has released a video to document its Can City project. While in Sao Paulo, the pair built a mobile foundry that smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil as fuel. With the ability to make both moulds and finished pieces on-site, Can City turns the street into a local factory. In Sao Paulo, over......read more

David Byrne's Bike Racks

watch
Renowned artist/environmentalist has some fun with bike rack design in New York City.

Is (Via Treehugger / Fast Co Design) Images: Decker Yeadon...read more

Plum Flower Deer

watch
Death and rebirth in the natural world

Yoho Hang Yue, an art director at Crush in Toronto, teamed up with his wife Queenie Zhu to produce this lovely tale about about a pair of Plum Flower Deer who are separated by an act of man but are rejoined in the afterlife. The Plum Flower Deer is one of the most auspicious, divine animals in Chinese culture. The Plum Flower Tree itself has been the subject of innumerable paintings and poems,......read more

The Big SHFT: Yves Behar, Designer for Life

watch
The leading light of sustainable design walks us through some of his most game-changing projects

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject are the go-to design group that companies turn to for game-changing ideas. From the $100 XO laptop and Puma's waste-saving Clever Little Bag to the sleek Leaf LED lamp and SAYL Office Chair for Herman Miller, Yves' work merges must-have design with a firm commitment to social and ecological responsibility. That's what makes him one of the design world's......read more

The 3B Printing Project

watch
80,000 bees and a handful of humans collaborate on honeycomb sculptures

In what is being called the "3B printing project," creative agency The Ebeling Group deployed 80,000 bees to create two sculptures from beeswax: a Dewar's bottle and a bust of Dewar's founder John Dewar. Since bees build honeycomb inwards, the team had to start with inverse scaffolding to give the insects a framework to work with. A rubber tube connected to the neck of the bottle provided a......read more

Page
1