Neutra Boomerang Chair by VS America

Neutra Boomerang Chair by VS America

There’s a certain list of designers that I’m always on the lookout for, usually news or information regarding their work, so this chair by Richard Neutra was definitely worthy of a showcase.

Seven Möbelstücke by Herbert Schultes Design

Seven Möbelstücke by Herbert Schultes Design

I’ve been admiring some of these fantastic forms by designer Herbert Schultes, it just goes to show that going back to basics really does work. It also seems that I’ve been drawn to work that has been a collaboration between craftsman and designer, maybe it’s my brain hinting that I should do something like this myself. The concept of this specific collection is to make common things …

Branca by Marco Sousa Santos

Branca by Marco Sousa Santos

It’s always inspiring to see creatives starting new companies, especially in this climate where a lot of businesses are floundering. One thing that’s great about creativity is that it doesn’t cost you anything, as long as you have a passion for something you can make a go of it and come up with an interesting concept that has longevity. In this case a fantastic range of furniture under the name ‘Branca Lisboa’ caught my attention, and is definitely one to look …

Miyazaki Chair Workshop, Japan

Miyazaki Chair Workshop, Japan

Wow! Furniture has really taken a grip here on the site. If you missed it over the weekend, we released a new interview with Chicago based furniture designer and maker Jason Lewis. He’s a fantastic creative so I’d urge you to read through it now. I think he said some very inspiring words, there’s also a mixture of lovely furniture specimens for you all of you to admire on the feature page. I’ve finally made the jump in to woodworking field …

Haley Chair by Alexander Rehn

Haley Chair by Alexander Rehn

Yesterday I received my new Aalto stool, this time I went for the classic Stool 60 which has three legs and comes in the standard wood (I find this more authentic and original looking). I’m hoping to invest in something more substantial at a later date, possibly an office chair for work, which means it would get a lot of use! Something that’s come up after a discussion with another individual is the category of outdoor furniture, which isn’t some …

Brace by Designer and Craftsman Louie Rigano

Brace by Designer and Craftsman Louie Rigano

One thing I’ve been pretty chuffed with lately is a new addition to the office space, a Vitsoe 606 universal shelving system. As you can imagine, when assembling it made me think about flat pack furniture and why there’s not many high quality systems out there in the market. For example, you’ll often either have to buy a chair in its entirety, with the stigma attached of it being higher …

Furniture and Functional Objects by TEORI

Furniture and Functional Objects by TEORI

It was a nice surprise to find this Japanese company named TEORI this week, they’re producing some superb items that also have a nice story and concept behind them. TEORI was founded in 1998 as a manufacturer of wood products in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture. They specialise in making modern design objects out of bamboo, an eco-friendly material that grows much quicker than wood. Not only that, it’s also very …

Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Next week I think I’ll get myself down to The Midcentury Show taking place at Lords in London. It wil be my first time but I’m looking forward to seeing some nice furniture and other goods up-close, preferably the classics that have aged well and have stayed modern over the years. To me it’s always more interesting to see the older models rather than newer models, although manufacture …

WB Furniture Series by Werner Blaser

WB Furniture Series by Werner Blaser

It takes some special furniture to get me inspired, I’ve seen so many different pieces over my lifetime that it’s got to the point where it’s hard to spot something new out there. Usually they have to be handmade and crafted, or have a quality backstory, ie be offering something unique and different. A lot of the time you have this contemporary furniture that isn’t really ‘designed’ as such, it’s just been made with the concept of being ‘trendy’, which …

Vang Chair by Norwegian Designer Andreas Engesvik

Vang Chair by Norwegian Designer Andreas Engesvik

I know I’m running the risk of turning this blog into a bit of a furniture fest, wasn’t my intention, but since I’ve started a little chair project of my own it seems to be ironic that I’d run across works of this nature. I become like a human magnet. Originally I thought it would be hard to find forms that might intrigue me, but just like this website I’ve had no problems inspiring myself and there’s an abundance of …