I wish there are more designers like Lars Beller Fjetland. The Norwegian environmentally-conscious artist spent three years studying bleak economics before turning to something more creative and positive. A graduate from Bergen National Academy of the Arts in 2012 Lars focuses on sustainable, eco-friendly design projects. He found a way to make good use of discarded wood through his “Re-turned” project – a series of recycled wood crafted birds.
If you want to bring a modern vibe to your hallway this sleek Branch Hanger by designer Marko Vuckovic would perfectly complete a minimalist styled room. The hanger is still in concept form but it has a big chance at mass production.
Honestly, I have never seen such beautiful hybrid home gadgets like Ana Wagner’s lighting devices made from porcelain ware. Presented for the open public in an exhibition called Photophore, on May 27th, at Bucharest, each porcelain lamp is delicately hand painted, and therefore has a special story.
Californian furniture designer Farzan Nemat aka MSTRF handcrafts beautiful coffee tables, head boards/bed frames, nightstands and decorative wall pieces from certified wood. His design philosophy is based on Fibonacci principle; now I am not a math expert but I can appreciate the complex geometric aesthetic of these designs. More so I would love to have one of those cute coffee tables with laser cut patterns and glossy lacquer finish.
Recent extinct animals are a great inspirational source for designers. Josh Finkle created special wooden toys based on four lost species: the Tasmanian Tiger, the Quagga, the Pig Footed Bandicoot and the Steller's Sea Cow, chosen for their beautiful shapes and patterns. The only difference is that the miniature toys have more simplified, vertical statures and human-like proportions.
And speaking of the child’s room here is a great addition to it and a lovely décor item: the zoo-motif laser-cut bamboo mobile from Petit Collage. Designed by artist Lorena Siminovich and hand-crafted from sustainable harvested bamboo plywood, the mobiles are easy to assemble and come in six fun retro-looking versions: bird-trio, owl-family, tree, forest, farm and jungle mobile.
"To be kalon is more than being beautiful; it is having a beauty that both is and inspires excellence". Following the ancient Greek philosophy the husband-wife design team of L.A./Berlin based Kalon Studios, Johannes Pauwen and Michaele Simmering engaged in the mission of designing unique, innovative furniture with a great sense of usefulness and consideration for details.
Zeitraum furniture with its minimalist design, even austere, mainly due to hardwood used and mostly square lines, “impresses without dominating”. A small German company working with a team of 10 people in the areas of product design, furniture sales and distribution, and commercial furnishing Zeitraum focuses on high quality instead of “designer frills”.
I've always wanted to have more space! I mean to have an extra-space in my house. And, because I can't throw everything out, I decided to buy smart furniture like this one here. Bamboo Stagger, from New York-based Brave Space Design is a shelving unit designed to help you store a variety of items and to open up all the possibilities for a less conventional storage and display of objects.
I would love to have my home decorated entirely with designer pieces instead of soulless mass-production furniture, which is if I had a home of my own. Until then I can only dream of fitting in my imaginary bedroom a whimsical, curly Hayes cabinet and can only sigh for writing at the smooth, graceful Trimerous desk.
Furniture designer Seth Rolland shows his love for nature in every piece of home furnishings he creates. The simplicity and dynamic of the natural forms give his main inspiration while sustainably harvested wood is the basic material for the organic designed pieces.