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Well Proven Chair - surface and surface

Beautifully ugly solid foam chairs and stools made by a chemical reaction to the mix of hardwood shavings, bio-resin, dye and water. The well proven chair project is in collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council, Marjan Van Aubel and James Shaw. The Well Proven chair is on show at the Design Museum in London as part of The Design of the Year 2015.

www.wellprovenchair.com

 

Well Proven Chair - surface and surface

Well Proven Chair - surface and surface

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7xstool-kkaarrlls_echtwald-surface_and_surfaceThis video has been doing the rounds for a while but since it’s pretty amazing I thought I’d put it up anyway. Magically with the use of a computerised chainsaw Kkaarrlls in collaboration with Echtwald manage to make 4 stools out of a single section of a tree trunk, leaving only a bit of saw dust as waste. The video is well worth a watch.

www.kkaarrlls.echtwald.com

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Open Source Sea Chair by Studio Swine - surface and surfaceStudio Swine in collaboration with Kieren Jones at the Royal College of Art have put together an open source design for the production of chairs made from recycled plastic found at sea with a DIY process of collecting, melting, casting and assembling. The idea was Influenced after the discovery of a Garbage Sea Patches in the late 90s, which are predicted to measure over 1,400,000 km². You can download the full manual to make your own here.

www.studioswine.com

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This stool rocks - surface and surfaceHere’s a new kickstarter from a fellow Irish Architect James McBennett (Fabsie) looking for support for a really great initiative to produce ready to assemble on demand laser cut plywood furniture. The stools come in 3 different designs and can all be out together in less than a minute.

www.fabsie.com

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hara-design-institute - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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‘Architecture for Dogs’ is a collaboration between some of the worlds game changing Architects and lovely looking dogs with some pretty out there results.  If you see one you’d really like for your dog you can download the blueprints and make it at home, although some look ridiculously difficult to build. Have a look at the site for videos of each design and 3d animations of the construction.

www.architecturefordogs.com

torafu - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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mvrdv - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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sou-fujimoto - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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toyo-ito - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

toyo-ito

shigeru-ban - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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konstantin-grcic - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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kenya-hara - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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kengo-kuma - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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hiroshi-naito - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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kazuyo-sejima - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

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atelier-bowwow - architecture for dogs - surface and surface

atelier-bowwow

Tomás Alonso - surface and surfaceSimple playful furniture that reminds me of the chairs I used to sit on in primary school (in a good way of course) from Spanish born London based designer Tomás Alonso.  This quote from Tomás’s web site really sums up his work for me:

“The very simple aesthetic qualities of his objects reveal the expressive potential of each specific material, which is also his main source of inspiration, conveying an expressive immediacy which makes his products universal and transgenerational. He uses both wood and metal in a sober, soft and practical manner, skilfully inverting the usual way in which these two materials are perceived: wood is reduced to very slender, squared, vectorial sticks, iron is curved, warm and coloured.”

You can see loads more of Tomás’s great design work on his site below, including a couple Camper fit-outs he has done recently. Tomás Alonso is also a co-founder of the design collective OKAYstudio in London which he started with fellow graduates of the RCA.

www.tomas-alonso.com

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Design Goat - Brother Hubbard - surface and surfaceI went for coffee last week in a great little cafe Brother Hubbard on Capel street in Dublin. I was really impressed with the design of the place.  The interior and identity was designed by Dublin based Design Goat; who have also done work for 3FE.  Everything in Brother Hubbard seems to have been thought out to such detail. There’s a real contemporary feel to the place. Solid ash counters, tables and stools complimented by the custom green powder-coated steel brackets supporting the seating, shelving and lighting gives a strong continuity.  The Belfast sink embedded into the counter to hold cold drinks and the custom lamp shades show real ingenuity from the lads at Design Goat.  Check out their other projects on the site below and if you’re in the area pop in for a coffee. Photography by Al Higgins.

www.wearedesigngoat.com

Design Goat - Brother Hubbard - surface and surface

Design Goat - Brother Hubbard - surface and surface

Design Goat - Brother Hubbard - surface and surface

Design Goat - Brother Hubbard - surface and surface

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