If you are looking for bold colors to make a statement in decorating the home, then Curacao from Indera Furniture makes that statement. A few samples included in this article are its pink and blue offering which provide bold colors. Curacao is designed to be modular and moved around with ease. It could easily be setup as a bed for guests that could even accommodate two. More information: here.
Taking inspiration from the sea, the Palomba Collection features three designer sinks by Laufen. The ocean provides an array of seascapes from it waves, shapes and underwater landscapes. Like other Laufen sinks these three embrace clean modern design principles which create an "updated look" in any bathroom along with a very functional product. More information: here.
Both of these contemporary clocks for the desk come from Nava Design and use numbers to make an artistic statement. Whether we choose to believe it or not, numbers always have us "coming and going" whether it's trying to catch a flight, rush home to see the kids or figure out when the work day ends. The first model pictured shows the numbers all jumbled on the bottom and is fittingly called the "Jetlag Clock". The other version is called "Time Square Mini Numeri". Each clock retails for $120 HERE.
Tis the season of awards. Be it the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars, everyone has or will be awarding the best. So we here at Furniture Fashion thought of running our own little award ceremony where we award the most innovative. The contenders? Design prototypes or concepts that are yet to be a reality. Who knows maybe our little endeavor will inspire the Powers Of Be to mass-produce them. So drum roll please as we list our favorite concepts.
Most Productive Toaster - The Triple Toaster
No more waiting for your slice of bread as this toaster splits into three separate modules, so that you can enjoy all sorts of toasts simultaneously. The trendy design can be credited to product designer Craig Strangward.
Most Innovative Washing Machine - WASHUP
What happens when you integrate a washing machine with a toilette-flush? The WASHUP stores the wasted water in toilette-flush tank, so that you can reuse it when flushing! This brilliant concept is a brainchild of Sevin Coskun.
Most Comfortable Bookshelf - Circular Bookshelf by Zhdanova Irina
Traditionally bookshelves don't have to accommodate your seating needs but designer Irina doesn't believe that as she has integrated six sofa pieces into the bookshelf.
Best Real E-Book Reader - Library e-book Reading Device
E-books may just be the future even though personally I think nothing beats the actual feel of a book. The Library e-book Reading Device also believes in this and works hard to recreate the experience of real books. It comes with two rotating mechanical rollers that stimulate page-flipping.
The Most Compact Dining Table - Kure Dining Table
Turkish designer Fatih Can Sarıöz believes that the family that eats together, stays together. Hence Kure is shaped like a pod, which can open up to accommodate six people to form a close-knit circle.
Most Thoughtful Coffee Table - 1FORMTABLE
A must have for all the cool kids. This one not only lets you display your favorite coffee table books but also lets you a house up to eighteen DVDs to show off your cinematic tastes.
Best Contender For The Wall Of Fame - Change It!
No it isn't just another brick in the wall and designer Amriko is behind this futuristic wall. This one is made of wall panels that can flash hues of black, white , red, blue etc. Customized it according to your room.
Coolest Refrigerator - Soft Refrigerator
The Soft Refrigerator is ideal for those who have space issues as it comes equipped with folding and adjustable cubage just like a Tupperware product. Just fold the fridge up when there is no food left to store! The on board retractile bracing and soft coat allows for this convenient size-changing.
Most Green Printer - Pencil Printer
The idea behind this nifty portable printer is to use the lead shavings of a pencil as ink. Confused ? Well don't be as there is video too that explains how this thing works.
Best Suitcase on Wheels - OBAG
The OBAG from Samsonite will take the weight of your shoulders thanks to its unique design concept. Apart from a giant wheel, the Samsonite OBAG roll-on bag features storage compartments and a collapsible handle.
Most Eco-Friendly Dishwasher - Water Efficient Washing Up Unit
The Water Efficient Washing Up Unit by designer Toby Fox believes in conversing energy and water as it features a tank , which stores and heat water while you do the dishes.
Most Thoughtful Kettle - Rotary Kettle
Designed specifically for the physically impaired, this kettle has a pick-up and pour method of operation. So to use it, you just need to rotate the kettle body.
"At the top, the kettle body can be rotated backwards and forwards without the unit being destabilized, as the center of gravity is built into the kettle's cradling recess, whilst at the bottom, the surface is gripped firmly with a weighted base plate, and rubberized stoppers."
Most Relaxing Pillow - Glo Pillow
Wake up with a smile on your face as with the Glo Pillow you won't feel like biting the head of your family members. The pillow uses an LED fabric substrate below the surface to wake the user using light and is a great alternative to a screeching alarm clock.
Most Functional Music Player - Dual Music Player
The Dual Music Player by Yong-Seong Kim doesn't want you to throw out your CD collection. But that doesn't mean that you can't groove to your favorite digital tunes. The player supports both CD and MP3 files and has great minimalistic form factor.
Best Lighting Product - The Light O' Clock
The Light O' Clock displays time in its own unique style. Designed by Alex Onoiu, the clock is sans hands and instead uses light beams to display time.
Most Eco-Friendly Shower - Electrical Ecoshower
A brainchild of designer Andrea Diaz, the shower has been designed to reduce electrical consumption by about 70% and promotes higher life-cycle efficiency. We also like it for its sleek design.
Most Drool-Worthy Chair - Porsche Chair
Inspired by the sexy Porsche 911, the Porsche Chair Concept by Rohan Verma will be lapped up by all car connoisseurs. The chair tries to replicate the side profile of the 911's window frame and we love the end result.
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This is one sizable piece of real estate in London which features a basement and two floors. The property is located on Swains Lane in Highgate and is offered by "The Modern House". The basement has a home theater perfectly designed since an absence of natural light is most desired in home theater design. The ground floor contains a garage with parking for two cars, a grand entrance hall and two bedrooms with bathrooms. The second floor has a reception room, two terraces, kitchen and dining area and one more bedroom with bathroom. More information: here.
The modern sideboard pictured here is the "Vila Rica" from Etel Interiors. The thing that strikes me on this piece is how well the storage is laid out. The compartment on the top to store silverware, serving utensils and sterling silver is very accessible. I can imagine hosting a dinner party and needed something. With this piece, my needs would be met very quickly. Another interesting feature is that the design is transitional making this modern sideboard a fit in many other homes which may have a more eclectic mix of furniture. More information: here.
If you have a flair for interesting shapes then these bookcases from Motusmentis may be just what your wall needs. Each has its own shape that is sure to draw the eye of any visitor to the house. The three bookcases are: Wallboarding, Kaktus and Kubicle. Learn more about them here.
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It can be said that "being primitive" takes design down to its deepest roots by breaking it down to its basic concepts. These designs come from Nucleo and feature three of their collections: Primitive, PH and Terra. Each of these themes provides a unique experience designed for both the furniture and art enthusiast.
Primitive: The workmanship makes unrepeatable and unique objects: made entirely by hand without the use of presswork and finished with non-toxic resins that reveal signs and imperfections. Living Primitive elements reflect on elementary forms used by Le Corbusier to create architectural and urban space. The return to structure is a twentieth Century leit-motiv, with artistic avant-garde, from Cubism, to Abstract art, to Constructivism, Suprematism. The art is free from 'enslavement' to the subject, able to translate the motions of the human soul with the pure colour or pure form.
PH Series: Inspired by molecular structures and crystal lattices created when atoms bond to one another, PH is a pentagonal modular made in expanded polyurethane. The pentagonal shape allows an ample number of configurations by drawing closer the various sides.
Terra: Terra is not a finished product, is an idea; we provide the cardboard frame and the seeds, the main ingredient, the dirt can be found everywhere on our planet. The armchair is born in your garden and becomes part of your landscape.
Terra! is not only a grass arm-chair, is an arm-chair of the world; if you are in a desolate suburb surrounded with cement, make it out of cement, if you live in front of an American highway, make it out of asphalt, if you are in the north pole use the snow. More information: here.
A canopy bed is often associated with more traditional decorating themes. Valdichienti Furniture presents its modern version of this classic called Ginevra. In Ginevra, the overhead canopy follows modern design technique featuring clean lines with lumber that is "right sized" and not too large when compared to the bed base. Find the product: here.
Could the ultimate conference room table be made of Lego blocks? If you think about it, meetings are design to solve the most basic of problems by "building" a solution so perhaps this type of design approach is fitting. If you attend a lot of meetings like me the harsh reality is that they are often not quite so productive. I could at least appreciate the Lego handiwork if it were in the conference room. Via.
Victor Aleman's "loopita la mas bonita" takes an interpretation of furniture and crafts it into sculpture. The shape is a loop that resembles a seating object, but also could be seen as many more things. The flowing shape of loopita seems fitting in a modern home setting. More information: here.