Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

Exploring online art collections


Explore over 3,500 works of art including six Charles and Ray Eames pieces from San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art collection using their virtual browsing tool ‘ArtScope‘. Nice unobtrusive flash interface, related search features plus uses Amazon’s S3 for data services.

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Eames Elephant

Eames Elephant

Following the release of the limited edition series ‘Eames Elephant’ to celebrate Charles Eames’ 100th birthday, Vitra are now producing a polypropylene version aimed at the group for which it was originally intended by Charles and Ray Eames; children. Designed in 1945 as part of their experiments with three-dimensional plywood, the complex fabrication methods required meant that only two prototypes were made. The limited edition run was made available in natural wood or red-stained maple version. The new version which should be available in January will come in five colours: red, white, lime, ice grey and bright pink.

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Atelier Bom Design

Amazing recycled products from Dutch designers ‘Atelier Bom Design‘ including these bird houses and the ‘Typo chair‘ made from recycled billboards as well as these lamps made from books.

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Connected: Embody, LoGoReDO, TeeFury!


  • Wow!- Herman Miller’s new ‘Embody‘ chair. Designed by Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf, it’s designed specifically for long time computer use, promoting ‘health positive sitting’ and apparently supports ‘your body and your mind’. Looks amazing and I can’t wait to try one out!
  • LoGoReDo – Johnson Banks attempt to redesign the BT logo as part of their LoGoReDo project. To me this highlights the problems with designing out of context. Their updated logo just doesn’t work though I’m not saying that the original is that good anyway. Their first attempt was a re-design of the T-Mobile logo. Too much idle time perhaps!
  • TeeFury! – Limited edition t-shirts that are updated daily. Some great designs and cheap as well!
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Connected: Space, Vitra, IA Design Patterns

Vincent Fournier

  • Space Project 1 and 2. Intriguing photographs from Vincent Fournier.
  • Furniture manufacturer and museum Vitra have re-designed their website and to celebrate are running a competition to win one of 33 products including several by Charles and Ray Eames. Enter here.
  • Welie – Nice collection of interaction design patterns
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Connected: 24.04.08

Egg Chair

  • The Golden Egg – Arne Jacobsen’s iconic chair designed for Copenhagen’s SAS Royal Hotel turns 50 this year and there’s a limited edition run of 999 being made by Fritz Hansen.
  • Font Bots – Typographic robots from Invdr
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