December 2, 2018

Clever Wood Bench Sprawls Out Like the Roots of a Tree in South Korea

In a public park in Seoul, South Korea, an elaborate network of wooden benches spreads out like the roots of a tree. Based on his winning design from the Hangang Art Competition, Yong Ju Lee has created an artistic and functional piece of public furniture for all to enjoy. Known as Root Bench, this network of benches with a nearly 100-foot (30 meter) diameter is composed of wood “roots” that spider out at different elevations.

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May 22, 2018

Mesmerizing Resin Tables Designed to Look Like Giant Glistening Geode Slices

Many contemporary creatives incorporate the natural world into their designs. In addition to fine art, nature-inspired furniture is becoming increasingly popular, with wildlife, rivers, and—as evident in Mrs Colorberry‘s sparkling series of tables—geodes serving as muses. Though they look like real agate slices, Mrs Colorberry’s captivating tables are actually made out of poured resin.

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April 27, 2018

How the Memphis Movement Went Against “Good Taste” to Inspire Designers Today

A post shared by curated by Raquel Cayre (@ettoresottsass) on May 30, 2017 at 12:53pm PDT Trends are cyclical, and it seems that even the most outrageous ones find a way of coming back in vogue. Memphis design is one example of how a movement that, in the early aughts, would’ve seemed ridiculous, but is now back in style among influencers and tastemakers. What is Memphis Design?

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April 3, 2018

Designers Custom-Build Luxury Lounge Room for Fancy Felines

While most pet owners know that cats can make themselves at home almost anywhere, many would argue that our feline friends are worthy of luxury accommodation. Today, modern cat furniture is more popular than ever. So much so that there’s even an interior design term for the genre in circulation: catitecture. One design firm to embrace the trend is Taiwan-based INDOT, who designed a modern kitty lounge for a family home.

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