It’s always refreshing when an object requires actual human input. Just look at the brilliant Take-off Light; its simple design allows people to create their own geometrical pattern on its shade. Designed by German label Fifti-Fifti, it features a hanging paper shade for peeling, or to take off little bits, into endless patterns combinations.
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Dutch designer Floris Wubben crafts beautifully strange pieces that combine natural and high-tech materials. It’s that blend of rough, textured surfaces with new technologies that makes his designs stand out from the crowd. One of our favorite examples is the No. 3 Bench, made from an accordion-folded sheet of white polypropylene that follows the contours of a piece of driftwood.
Meet Milo, a glazed lampshade and miniature greenhouse all in one. Apart from looking very pretty, this glass lamp by Polish studio Lightovo will highlight your favorite interior plant and even vows to protect and feed it with light. Just place your favorite potted flower inside, and let it bloom.
Tactility is especially important in today’s day and age, as we’re in constant competition with a world full of screens. That is the beauty of Floris Wubben‘s Pressed Objects; they aim to bring back textures to our day-to-day life. Made from pressed epoxy clay, the objects come in the shape of vases, flowerpots, and recipients, all created by a coalition between the hands and a machine.
Playful and made from felt, Plyfelt is an exploration in materials in the form of a unique, undulating seat. The work of Dutch designer Floris Wubben, this two-person sofa fashions the eco-friendly fiber into a wave-form for a naturally comfortable rest you’ll want to plant your—erm—bottom on.
The noun Eyrie is “a large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff.” Take it poetically or quite literarily, like this Dutch design studio recently did. The Eyrie Bench by Floris Wubben is a cumulus of interconnected wooden ash slats resting on tree branches that form its legs. Sculptural and natural, this seat works as a human nest inviting you to sit back and take a rest.
Greta Ljung & Martin Hedenstöm Ljung from Swedish Studio Ljung & Ljung travelled the world and created these wonderful luminaires. POP combines a Scadinavian minimalistic shape with a fresh edge given by waved bamboo stripes. Produced in Thailand, they offer a sophisticated take on paper Chinese lanterns.
Rewrite, by Copenhagen-based designers GamFratesi, is an isolating bubble that offers a space for work and concentration. No matter how many distractions your home might have, this cocoon-like desk will help you focus and hopefully overcome procrastination. Featuring organic modern lines and a cozy appearance, its upholstered shield protects against any environmental noise that might take you away from the job.
Taiwanese designer Cheng-Tsung Feng and craft artist Kao-Min Chen co-designed a dynamic furniture piece made entirely from renewable bamboo. “Flow” is light and free like a cloud and offers a unique place to spend a lazy afternoon. Its poetic, sculptural aesthetic resembles a flying cloud blowing freely in the wind.
Moleskine, the legendary notebooks used by artists and writers including Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, just launched their new pad. Called Livescribe Notebook, it comes with a Livescribe pen and is, as always, made from acid-free paper. Much like an iPad, it lets you write, draw, and make notes, allowing the ‘intelligent’ pen to automatically back up and transfer your ideas from paper to screen.