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HAN’S Designs’ Transforming Furniture Module Goes from Shelf to Bed to Dining Table!

HAN’S Designs’ Transforming Furniture Module Goes from Shelf to Bed to Dining Table!

Living in the city often means trading down for a small space, but you can still keep things spacious and streamlined with HAN'S Designs' multi-faceted, transforming furniture unit. This cool

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Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

laYOURs is a stool by Chilean designer Wenchuman that consists of four stainless steel rods and a stack of recycled paper. The rods form a sturdy base upon which magazine pages and newspapers are layered

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Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a clever multifunctional chair that does double duty as a storage rack for magazines. Dubbed the Magazine Rack Chair, the space-saving design features a series of

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The Recycled ‘Smiling’ Bookcase Is a Complete Storage Unit for Singles

The Recycled ‘Smiling’ Bookcase Is a Complete Storage Unit for Singles

The Smiling Bookcase is a unique piece of furniture designed with a strong representative identity. It was developed by Han's Designs, Naturals, Art based on the idea of designing furniture specifically

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Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Mathieu Lehanneur and JCDecaux won the call for intelligent furniture projects by the Mairie de Paris Escale Numérique, to create a connected haven of peace available to everyone. The free WiFi station

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The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

The Third Generation Furniture project  by Jason Llyod Fletcher uses the industrial process of modularization to turn waste and unwanted materials into functional components for new and modern

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Mischer’traxler’s Ornate Gradient Mashrabiya Table Employs Traditional Lebanese Woodworking Techniques

Mischer’traxler’s Ornate Gradient Mashrabiya Table Employs Traditional Lebanese Woodworking Techniques

Mischer'traxler recently collaborated with a team of expert woodworkers in Lebanon to create a beautifully intricate wooden table. Dubbed 'Gradient Mashrabiya', this multi-purpose table uses the

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Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Turin-based design studio Yet Matilde is walking a fine line between producing textiles and furniture. Their latest creation, Continuous Function, is a furniture line made from hardening a continuous

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The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

This wall vegetation system by Nodo17 Architects is constructed from a cage of galvanized sheet metal and geo-textile felt, and it features an incorporated drip irrigation system. The lightweight design

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Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Made entirely from woven biodegradable rattan, Kursi Java is a seat for sitting comfortably on the floor. The design supports a variety of seating positions, and it was created by Industrial Designer

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Nicola Stäubli’s Clever Reversible Chair Transforms into a Lounge in a Snap

Nicola Stäubli’s Clever Reversible Chair Transforms into a Lounge in a Snap

‘Simple and Smart’ is the mantra behind Nicola Stäubli's brilliant Reversible Chair, which we spotted at Dwell on Design 2012. This modular chair can be transformed from a regular seat to a comfy

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Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

After finding out that the 61-foot Indonesian fishing boat was made from a now-threatened wood species and was about to become firewood, Aellon bought it from its owners and set to work salvaging

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Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

The Austrian designers at Hans Sapperlot have given traditional loden fabric a cool and modern twist. By creating 'invisible' stitches in the woolen material, they turn the simple textile into

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans - Inhabitat is reporting live today from Dwell on Design 2012, the West Coast's largest design event! We're scouring the floor of the LA Convention Center and checking

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Parameria’s Handcrafted Furniture is Made from Sustainable Khreau Suut Vines

Parameria’s Handcrafted Furniture is Made from Sustainable Khreau Suut Vines

Parameria's handcrafted furniture offers a beautiful and simple way to bring sustainable design into your home. Made from natural and organic materials, each piece is woven from a local Southeast Asian

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Peveto Turns Shipping Crates Into Awesome Industrial-Style Furniture

Peveto Turns Shipping Crates Into Awesome Industrial-Style Furniture

Peveto transforms shipping crates into awesome new chairs, wine racks, side tables, and more at their art gallery in Houston, Texas. Built to reduce waste and provide function within a stylish new form,

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Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

DENNIS Design Center was asked to exhibit at the Milan Furniture Fair and they took over a space in a parking lot just outside of the entrance. The collective is focussed on showcasing design, encouraging

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Seung-Yong Song’s Striking Dami Collection Takes Inspiration from Traditional Design

Seung-Yong Song’s Striking Dami Collection Takes Inspiration from Traditional Design

Inspired by traditional basket-woven forms, the Dami Collection, designed by Korea's Seung-Yong Song, uses a CNC processing technique to create its striking shapes. The 'Dami' takes its name after the

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Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing's Chair 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. The chair is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, it assembles without the use of glue or screws,

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Monocomplex’s Reborn Chair is Made from 127 Flattened and Compressed Cardboard Boxes

Monocomplex’s Reborn Chair is Made from 127 Flattened and Compressed Cardboard Boxes

Monocomplex recently exhibited its Reborn Chair, an armchair cut out of 127 flattened cardboard boxes that have been pressed together and slowly carved with careful attention. The design studio,which is

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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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Three Discarded Shipping Pallets Get a New Lease on Life as a Dining Table

Three Discarded Shipping Pallets Get a New Lease on Life as a Dining Table

This rustic dining table isn't a vintage find, it's actually a beautiful piece made from three discarded shipping pallets! Using just a handful of nails and screws, some v33 Aquastop, and thrown-out

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The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Jonathan Olivares, who opened his design studio in Bostom in 2006, develops industrial design objects, exhibitions, and human-centered research projects. In 2011 he wrote the book A Taxonomy of Office

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Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood

Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood

Reclaimed wood furniture is usually so predictable: large upcycled beams from buildings, or slabs of driftwood turned into benches and stools. Thats why Brent Comber's unique reclaimed wood furniture -

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Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

With so many freelancers looking for spots in cafes and bars to set up temporary offices, Aberrant Architecture came up with this idea of creating work desks that can double-up as game tables post

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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

The vaguely Art Deco/moderne-looking lamps come in either black, red or a multicolor mixture of 45s and are a great example of post-consumer recycling at its finest. We asked if they came with 45s sorted

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Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure's Leaf chair is the world’s thinnest luxury folding chair combining high-tech components with age-old artisanal craftsmanship. With the release of a button, the elegant streamlined form of the

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The Green Bar by Dale Mathis Is a Mechanical Bar That Wants to Pour You a Drink

The Green Bar by Dale Mathis Is a Mechanical Bar That Wants to Pour You a Drink

The Green Bar by Dale Mathis is a mechanical bar that can almost pour you a drink. The bar is admittedly mostly for show, but nonetheless it has been expertly constructed by Mathis almost entirely from

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Fredrik Paulsen’s Rainbow-Colored Easy Chair Will Brighten Up Any Room

Fredrik Paulsen’s Rainbow-Colored Easy Chair Will Brighten Up Any Room

Easy Chair is a basic wooden chair splashed with every color in the rainbow. The chair was designed by Stockholm-based designer Fredrik Paulsen, who spent time experimenting with different wood-dying

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