It’s been an amazing ride but we are ready to retire and relax on our modern and contemporary laurels. Yes, Danish Furniture Center is in the process of LIQUIDATING ALL OUR FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES, from some of the World’s Greatest Furniture Makers. Stop in and take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to own the FINEST CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE at AMAZING SAVINGS! Please hurry, the LIQUIDATION SALE STARTS TODAY and will end when our showroom floor is empty. THIS SALE IS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN.
Designed by Joachim Stanitzek between 1988 and 1989, this BG-1 media component holder is the expressive example of the bizarre application of the period postmodern style. More>
In the 1980s, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2008) was one of the founders and the leading figure of Memphis, the Milan design group famous for brightly colored postmodern furniture, lighting and ceramics. Its collection includes glassworks, and large sculptural cabinets made of acrylic, aluminum and tropical wood.
Mr. Sottsass was known for his playfulness and wit as well as his whimsical ornamentation. His Adesso Però stained-wood bookshelf from 1992 looks like three red lightning bolts shooting into a red platform. His Tahiti lamp, from 1981, resembles a tropical bird with a long yellow neck and boxy red beak. He has also designed iconic electronic products for Olivetti, as well as beautiful glass and ceramics. Check out this AWESOME VIDEO recently unearthed.
Video>> Furnitures 1947 -1985, Exhibition at Galleria Rocca 6, Turin, Italy, 1985
Fancy half of a pristinely restored vintage car with a built-in fridge in your kitchen? Smeg have recently teamed up with “Fiat 500 Design Collection”, for this uber cool retro refrigerator made from an old, chopped up, Fiat 500. Open the bonnet and you´ll find a fully functional fridge with some serious space capacity, it is controlled by a built-in Fiat 500 dashboard and even has real working headlights! Available in white, green or red.
A good night’s sleep in a dreamy modern or contemporary bedroom can lead to a happier, healthier, more productive life,
and when the quality of sleep improves, the quality of your life improves. Stop in today for a test nap. Cookies and milk will be provided.
What a beautiful modern globe. It came out of a collaboration between Monocle and Nendo Watanabe. Major cities are marked in bold type on a black and silver background. Now if we could only find some time for a vacation!
London-based designer Vanja Bazdulj is working on an ever-growing collection of handmade tableware fashioned in slab built clay. The Naive Tableware series consists of raw, yet simple, cups, jugs, and vases with sketches and doodles done by the designer herself. She was inspired by sketches and drawings that are left behind on urban walls in her area of London where “hipsters like to leave their marks.” So, on this collection, Bazdulj leaves behind her own markings creating a quirky collection of functional tableware. The pieces are made by slab building, which is where you fold flat slabs of clay into 3D objects.
Inspired by science and natural forms, Lola Lely’s signature aesthetic is achieved by experimenting with processes such as patination and marbling. We love! Video>>
Tel Aviv-based artist and children’s book illustrator, Jenny Meilihove. Meilihove, who moved to Israel when she was a kid, studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem, and today, displays her naive, imaginative world, where anything is possible, through her pictures. These portraits—who appear to be of our favorite scarf-maker Yokoo Gibraan—made us smile.
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Would you believe that an adult bicycle could arrive flat-packed, be easily assembled by you at home, and ready to be ridden in just a short matter of time? Basten Leijh has done just that with Sandwichbike, an innovative bicycle made of wood that he designed and developed.
Sandwichbike’s unique frame is made of two weatherproof beech wood panels that will stand up in less than ideal weather conditions. The wood comes from sustainably managed forests in Germany as the company takes environmental concerns seriously. Carefully milled aluminum parts are what holds the two wooden panels together, turning all of the individual pieces into a Sandwichbike. With the handy tool that’s included, you can assemble your bicycle in less than an hour. “If you can make a sandwich, you can make a Sandwichbike.”
Legendary Viennese company Carl Auböck launched brand new product in the collaboration with London-based designer and craftsman Michael Anastassiades. Anastassiades’s eclectic modernist style matches with Carl Auböck’s craft and design heritage pretty nicely. These brass Italic pepper mills pay tribute to the mid-century work of Carl Auböck and connects it with the ingenious Anastassiades’s minimalism.
More often than we like, we find ourselves wishing we had a tape measure. We love these pebble tape measures. Available in three kinds of wood, these pebble-shaped tape measures offer a smooth finish and a natural appearance. From LEIF. – Solid wood – Extends to 72 inches – Displays inches and centimeters – 2.5″ diameter x 0.5″ high
Matthew Hoffman has been saying it with wood for years and he’s bringing back his What Wood You Say series with a bang. This latest edition is a framed, hand-cut piece of art featuring whatever you want to say in three-dimensional wood letters. The customizable piece begins by you picking the words and whatever colors you want to use. Hoffman then gets to work by hand drawing the words, painting them, cutting them out, finishing them, assembling them, and then mounting them in a frame. Each custom piece is made from solid mahogany and comes already framed in a ready made shadow box waiting to be hung up. VIDEO>
Shira Keret is a product designer based in Jaffa, Israel who presented her project, Monolith, at Tokyo Design Week. Inspired by the water erosion that happens over long periods of time in nature, Keret wanted to make a series of stone objects that conveyed this slow wear. These Cararra marble plates and vessels examine the morphology of rock shaped by water, like small streams carving lines into stone.
Designed to fit in wherever you need it to be—the ergonomic WorkPad can work as a mobile freestanding desk at home or in an office, or within a systems environment. Moving silently up and down in seconds, the WorkPad uses an innovative counter-balance mechanism to enable immediate and effortless, single-handed height adjustment – and it allows you to make the transition from seated to standing position heights so that you can simply work sitting or standing. Perfect for a snack table. With a small footprint, castors for quick mobility and several finishes to choose from, this table is an easy fit in any space. Great Holiday Gift!
Stop in at our 4849 N. Dixie Highway, Ft Lauderdale showroom and try one out!
The trio of creatives that founded Vitamins, a design and invention studio in London, racked their brains thinking of how people stay organized and the best way that they themselves could remain on task. This led to The LEGO Calendar, a large and visible way to keep themselves and their projects organized. Due to the partners being on the road a lot, they needed something that could work on- and offline, while being easy to understand. Their solution – a wall-mounted calendar made completely with LEGO bricks that laid out three months of the year. Each horizontal gray board represents a month and each column symbolizes a day. All of their projects are assigned a specific color of LEGO and each brick represents 1/2 of a business day. Every team member gets their own LEGO person that shows their line on the calendar. So what happens when someone’s not in the office? Well, they thought of that too. They designed software that automatically synchronizes the actual calendar to their digital one in the cloud. It’s as simple as taking a photo of the LEGO calendar with your phone and emailing it to a special address. Their software then scans through the photo and automatically detects what’s going on and updates the digital calendar. Genius, right? VIDEO>
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We’ve all seen Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper so many times that you probably no longer notice the details anymore. Ghigos Ideas reached out to 13 designers to look at it in a new way. The designers were asked to look beyond what everyone sees and to imagine the 13 seats that Jesus and the Apostles sat in during that famous scene. Thanks Design Milk for this post.
Bartholomew the Apostle by CTRLZAK
Apostle James the Less by Joe Velluto
Andrew the Apostle by Brian Sironi
Apostle Judas Iscariot by Alberto Biagetti
Peter the Apostle by Alessandro Marelli
John the Evangelist by Elena Salmistraro
Thomas the Apostle by Lorenzo Damiani
James the Greater by Ghigos Ideas
Philip the Apostle by Alessandro Zambelli
Matthew the Evangelist by Sovrappensiero Design Studio
Jude Thaddeus by Gumdesign
Simon the Zealot by PG Bonsignore
Shanshui inspired by a traditional calligraphy brush rest, shanshui presents double imagery when in use: a lighted cigarette resting in the tray recalls a typical chinese painting of a mountain surrounded in clouds. Thanks neri & hu. Shame to ruin this with a cigarette though.
Breaking away from conventional design, the CLIC Metal combines traditional cherry or walnut wood with a slash of brushed metal. Each case is individually cut from solid wood, hand-polished and precision engineered to fit your iPhone 5 perfectly. CLIC Metal is crafted using real wood providing each case with a unique individual grain finish.
In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy. Victor Sonna creates fabulous creations using bikes as a starting point. From there, well, meandering comes to mind!
‘Singapore Icons Collection’ by Supermama and Kihara Inc for Democratic Society at Tokyo Designers Week. Democratic Society works with designers and makers across Asia, to create souvenirs or omiyage (お土産) that document their contemporary Asian beliefs, lifestyles and cultures. We love this stuff.