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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 ...

Warehouse-Inspired Lamp with Metallic Interior

Referencing warehouse lighting, Botega by Enrico Zanolla is a hanging lamp with a bowl-like shape and a metallic interior. The industrially-inspired design is made of ceramic, plastic, and cord. The outside comes in white or black and the inside comes in white, gold, or copper. Whatever color scheme one chooses, the cord matches the exterior for a traditional, monochrome look. Designed for use with LEDs, the suspended lamp is sustainable ...

Bluetooth-Controlled LED Lighting by Terence Woodgate

Coming this October, Terence Woodgate’s Solid Collection includes sixteen different pendant lamps and surface-mounted downlights made of many materials, including Carrera marble and walnut wood. Designed for use with Megaman LEDs, the smart lighting connects via Bluetooth to a phone- and tablet-compatible app. The remote control provides wireless, hassle-free on, off, and dimmer functions, conserving time and energy (both human and electrical). The innovative design will be available from select ...

Polygonal Animal Sculptures

Poligon recently launched on Kickstarter on September 10, 2014, and will be funding until October 24. The project includes polygonal animal structures that arrive flat-packed and can be easily assembled, no tools required, thanks to their magnetic metal construction. Collaboratively designed by Rodrigo Solorzano and Matthew White of London, the collection includes gorilla, humpback whale, and penguin models. Smaller insect versions are awarded for campaign donations. The tiny critters include ...

Rechargeable LED Lantern

Designed by Inma Bermúdez for the newly revived brand Marset, FollowMe is a rechargeable  LED table lamp that references the look of a vintage oil lantern. The lighting design is composed of a bent wooden handle, a sloping white lampshade, and a round gray base. Minimalist in form and function, the lantern charges via USB and can be used indoors or outdoors. Available from select stockists worldwide, this versatile Barcelona ...

Frida Collection by Zanocchi & Starke

Zanocchi & Starke is a young Italian-Brazilian design studio based in Turin. Their latest collection, Frida, includes a stool and a side table. The series is demountable, making the pieces customizable, highly versatile, and easy to assemble, move, and store. The Frida side tables are each held together by a bright red butterfly screw, visible underneath the tabletop. When unscrewed, the design reveals its simple construction: two nesting leg pieces ...

Modular Concrete Wine Cooler

Made in the USA, this concrete wine cooler was created by Argentinian designer Francisco Corvi. The material naturally keeps the bottle inside cool and protected. Additionally, the concrete gives the design an industrial and minimalist look. The wine cooler can be positioned upright or horizontally while continuing to hold the precious wine bottle in place. A modular design, the cooler shows even more possibilities when ordered in bulk. Multiple coolers ...

Italian Handbag Reimagined as Furniture

Italian company Riva1920 designed the this unusual stool, dubbed Mondana Bag, in the form of a handbag, complete with straps. Made of of solid cedar wood, the seat is naturally finished and outfitted with leather and what looks like brass hardware. The design is playful in reference but simple in material, balancing conceptualism with versatility.

Bright Kitchen Accessories by La Mamba

Designed by the Spanish studio La Mamba, this trio of accessories is made of wood and painted in bright colors. The smallest design, Branches, is a pair of salt and pepper shakers that bend like tree limbs. Sharing the same slantways angle, the Dalton is a set of food canisters that echo old-school candy jars. Going in a different direction, Parallels is a sundial-inspired wall clock with shadowy grooves on ...