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Manet Foam Armchair

A playful design by Marta Szymkowiak of Poland, the Manet is a playful contemporary armchair. Its seemingly jagged edges are made of polyurethane foam. They are soft to touch yet firm enough to hold several books or other small items. Altogether a cozy design, the armchair keeps it simple in gray and white while going all out with the weird, ergonomic form.

Textured Furniture Made of Sandpaper and Wood

Designed Avi Fedida, the Grit collection includes a coffee table, a lamp, a side table, and a stool. All of the pieces are handmade from sandpaper and wood, with the sandpaper layered inside oaken frames. The resulting rings echo those of a tree stump, while transforming that image into something more colorful.  Watch the natural furniture designs being made on Youtube. Via domus

Sculptural Nivo Lamp

The Nivo Lamp is a sculptural design inspired by Poul Henningsen and created by Mauricio Sanin for the Colombian studio MOAK. Made of Urapan wood and textile cable, the suspended lamp is designed for use with a 40W vintage drop bulb. In the finished design, the bulb is exposed but decorated by the mustard yellow cord and the stack of bead-like wooden components sourced from Cali, Colombia.

Ceramic Centerpieces by Benjamin Hubert for Bitossi

Designed by Benjamin Hubert for Bitossi, Seams is a collection of centerpieces made of ceramic and left with the rough seams that form in the mold. The pieces were taken straight from the kiln so that the process of casting can be seen in the final product. The series includes large, two-tone bowls and vases, available in a range of bright colors.

Origami Lighting for a Good Cause

Orikomi is series of tea lights and handmade origami lamp shades by Blaanc. Crafted from high quality paper, the delicate shades are particularly eye-catching. Each piece plays with color and shape, and the overall effect is reminiscent of a dancer’s bright skirt. The design promises to soften any room with pastel colors. Moreover, the product sales benefit Adobe for Women, a nonprofit that funds sustainable housing projects and teaches Mexican ...

Combined Bookshelf and Bikestand

Chol1 is a young Chilean brand dedicated to creating high-style furniture for cyclists. So far, they have release three different designs that function as shelves and bike stands. The furnishings display small items and bikes side by side. Made of cut wood and finished in white, the shelves are decidedly geometric and minimalist in style.

Baladeuse Wire Lamp by Antoine Mège

Recently presented at Maison & Objet 2014, Baladeuse is a simple yet innovative lighting product created by the French designer Antoine Mège for Hind Rabii. Made of copper and cotton, the two part construction is composed of a colorful wire frame and a white fabric interior. The cylindrical frame comes in red, copper, or black. By merit of its combined lampshade and stand, the versatile design can hang from the ...

Portable and Elegant Bottle Humidifier

Most humidifiers are eyesores, making this small, water-bottle-like design is a notable exception. The Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+ is a slight yet powerful design. The bottle made of ABS plastic, and the cap is crafted from aluminum. A plastic filter is placed in the middle of the design, from where it disperses moisture throughout the room. Powered by USB, the Bottle Humidifier is easy to recharge move from one ...

Cork and Steel End Tables

Basil is a series of cork and steel end tables designed by Arthur Leitner for La Petite Friture. The collection features side tables in sphere, pyramid, and parallelepiped shapes. In each of the three models, the cork is left natural while the steel is finished in white. The resulting designs are geometric yet low-key in color; they would be just as much at home in an ultra-contemporary living room as ...

Luxury Catch-all Pencil Holder

This striking geometric office accessory was designed by Frederic Saulou for the new furniture manufacturer HAPTEIN. Composed a v-shaped catch-all and a cylindrical pencil holder, the product plays with iconic forms and delivers on function. Pairing black and white components, the marble design is high contrast and high style. From September 6-13, the piece can be found on display at Cité de la Mode et du Design for Paris Design ...