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IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

Are you always losing your smartphone charger? Not to worry, with IKEA’s new furniture line misplaced smartphone chargers will be a problem of the past. The Swedish furniture maker unveiled on Sunday a

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FactoryTwentyOne’s new Unique Collection is made from oak, mahogany, and recycled pallets

FactoryTwentyOne’s new Unique Collection is made from oak, mahogany, and recycled pallets

The ‘Unique Collection’ of furniture, handmade from precisely cut recycled oak, mahogany, and pallet wood, is the work of FactoryTwentyOne owner, Christopher Berry. Each piece is the result of many

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MIT’s self-assembling chair is really cool, but totally useless (for now)

MIT’s self-assembling chair is really cool, but totally useless (for now)

The future is here. We have in our midst self-sustaining homes, self-charging cell phones, and even a variety of self-driving cars. MIT engineers are digging on the autonomous vibe, and working to

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‘Origami 9010′ furniture series folds doors instead of paper

‘Origami 9010′ furniture series folds doors instead of paper

So, it turns out that origami isn't just for paper. Designer Yoraco González's "Origami 9010" furniture series is entirely influenced by traditional Japanese paper-folding techniques. These origami

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Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

The vast majority of folding furniture isn't exactly known for being elegant, or even that easy to store when it's not in use. But Bookniture's innovative pieces provide a novel solution for those in

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Gerard de Hoop’s Grid bookshelf is composed of 12 freestanding wooden frames

Gerard de Hoop’s Grid bookshelf is composed of 12 freestanding wooden frames

FRAMES 2.0 by Gerard de Hoop Grid, made up of of 12 wooden frames that as a frees-tanding bookcase and/or as a room divider can be used. The ‘boards’ have different widths, and are open in the

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Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Daniel Libeskind's dynamic new convention centre in Mons, Belgium, is now open to the public. Known as "MICX", the Mons International Congress Xperience is a geometric, ship-like structure that's ideal

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Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Environmentally friendly furniture brand Formabilio recently announced their latest addition: the Rigo Letto, a raised bed frame made from lacquered plywood that boasts a minimalist design and

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Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

No longer a background flower, designer Asif Khan has taken the subdued aesthetic of Gypsophila (better known as Baby's Breath) and let it bloom into something splendid to sit on. Kahn began working

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

If you're a fan of modern art, design and architecture, you've probably seen the work of Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and Paul Klee - but did you know these iconic figures share something in

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This beautiful furniture by Emilie Mazeau-Langlais is actually made from cardboard

This beautiful furniture by Emilie Mazeau-Langlais is actually made from cardboard

These items may look like regular pieces of wooden furniture at first sight, , but if you look closely you'll notice that all of them are made from cardboard. French artist and designer Emilie

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Alki’s new bioplastic chair is completely biodegradable

Alki’s new bioplastic chair is completely biodegradable

Kuskoa Bi has classic simple lines reminiscent of those seen in the Eames' DAW Chair. But instead of using fiberglass the ingenious seat is entirely made from a bio-based polymer (bioplastic) made from

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Duffy London’s King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being Excali-bored

Duffy London’s King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being Excali-bored

  Duffy London is encouraging people to "bring the playground into the boardroom or dining room" with their brilliant new King Arthur Swing Table. This round table is supported by a

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Swingrest hanging lounger is a floating basket-like nest for the entire family

Swingrest hanging lounger is a floating basket-like nest for the entire family

The structure shares part of its name and most of its structure with DEDON's iconic Nestrest hanging lounger. It is one of the first products to emerge from Dedon Island resort, our Outdoor Living Lab in

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Carlo Aiello’s stunning Parabola Chair is inspired by mathematics

Carlo Aiello’s stunning Parabola Chair is inspired by mathematics

The Parabola Chair, designed by New York-based designer Carlo Aiello, references mathematics and the strong structural characteristics of hyperbolic paraboloids. The designer aimed to calibrate its

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Reinier de Jong designs minimalist Stip table made from birch plywood and ash

Reinier de Jong designs minimalist Stip table made from birch plywood and ash

Dutch designer Reinier de Jong completed the Stip table, an elegant wooden furniture piece remarkable for its minimalist design and high-quality craftsmanship. The sturdy dining table comprises ash wood

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Incredible Amsterdam office created entirely from cardboard

Incredible Amsterdam office created entirely from cardboard

The designers created an entire office space by carefully cutting and folding sheets of 15 mm honeycomb cardboard. The area includes desks, tables, bookshelves, columns, stairs, and even rooms made out of

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair. As part of the grand prize, Formabilio worked with the

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Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

It's easy to focus on transportation and architecture when it comes to improving our carbon footprint, but sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. Cardboard Furniture is taking

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DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

Handy with a table saw and a hammer? If you're looking for a new furniture project to take on, then check out the latest tutorial from avid DIY builder and passionate recycler James Higginson. In this

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The Terroir Project transforms seaweed into sustainable chairs and lamps

The Terroir Project transforms seaweed into sustainable chairs and lamps

In their new Terroir Project collection, designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have created a line of sustainable furniture inspired by the ocean that's made from seaweed and paper. The pair, who

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Divooe Zein’s stunning Siu Siu Laboratory of Primitive Senses reconnects people with nature

Divooe Zein’s stunning Siu Siu Laboratory of Primitive Senses reconnects people with nature

According to the architects, the lab aims to 'explore the environmental transition between urban space and natural forest." And they hope that local flora and fauna will creep into the open-ended

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‘Bedroom In A Box’ is the ultimate compact furniture suite

‘Bedroom In A Box’ is the ultimate compact furniture suite

Everyone has heard of flat-pack furniture, but this "Bedroom in a Box" takes the concept to the extreme. Latvia-based designer Rolands Landsbergs of Boxetti has created an ultra-compact furniture set

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger creates chairs from living trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger creates chairs from living trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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TallerDE2′s Pop-Up House reinvents the bachelor pad with modular OSB units

TallerDE2′s Pop-Up House reinvents the bachelor pad with modular OSB units

The first thing the architects did for this pop-up house designed for a thirty-something bachelor, was remove all of the dividing walls, fittings and fixtures. Then they divided the space efficiently

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Studio Renier Winkelaar’s convertible wooden table takes cues from Dutch windmills

Studio Renier Winkelaar’s convertible wooden table takes cues from Dutch windmills

Studio Renier Winkelaar’s new wooden table, Craft 2.0, takes cues from furniture of the past that was built to stand the test of time. Inspired by the lasting design of traditional Dutch windmills,

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Brilliant ‘rocking knit’ chair creates winter hats while you sit!

Brilliant ‘rocking knit’ chair creates winter hats while you sit!

Technology advances in the blink of an eye - while many are obsessed with the latest high-tech devices, let's not forget that low-tech innovation can also be revolutionary. ECAL students Damien Ludi and

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INTERVIEW: Foraged foods and sustainable design blend beautifully in this elegant Montreal restaurant

INTERVIEW: Foraged foods and sustainable design blend beautifully in this elegant Montreal restaurant

  INHABITAT: Can you tell our readers a bit about how it all began? Elisabeth: I rented this space a year and a half ago to open a restaurant. I had a few ideas about the menu, in that I knew I

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Watch this MIT Researcher Triple the Size of a 200-Foot Apartment Using ‘Minority Report’-Like Gestures

Watch this MIT Researcher Triple the Size of a 200-Foot Apartment Using ‘Minority Report’-Like Gestures

MIT Media Lab's Changing Places team has created a futuristic device that could make your tiny apartment feel more like a spacious penthouse. Introducing CityHome, a motorized and compact "home in a box"

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Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

What if you could capture the night sky and bring the light of countless shining stars indoors? Budapest-based design duo Anna Farkas and Miklós Batisz's new Starry Light LED pendant lamp does exactly

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