Best of the Blog 2010 — furniture + lighting
Furniture + Lighting isn’t just about decor — these forms are some of the best expressions of our culture.
This top ten emphasizes furniture and lighting designs that push the envelope on creativity and possibility.
Regardless of political stance, it can’t be denied that excitement was in the air for many after the US elected President Obama. This student exhibition, held in Obama’s home city of Chicago, explores the manifestation of change, hope, and unity through design.
Design atelier ibride embrace the strange and wonderful with their line of flatpack animal furniture. The bizarre, through-the-looking-glass photography lands this whimsical vision of furniture in our top ten.
This Dutch design duo turn furniture into pure fun and games.
A peek at Berlin’s Designmai International Design Festival from ’07. Below is the “Attracted to Light” lampshade, which traces the flight of a moth around a light source. The image was digitally scanned and then 3D printed.
An 8 step Instructable for designing your own cardboard furniture plus the exceptional work of a French collective of cardboard furniture makers.
It’s an organization rack in the silhouette of an AK-47 with a flock of birds and a child swinging. What is not to love?
Innovative joinery is awesome and under-the-radar, but sure to be a trend to watch for 2011 & 2012. Check out Flexible Stream’s 50 downloadable, digital wood joints.
Eco was not just a designer fad; it’s the new m.o. These 3D printed chairs demonstrate the possibilities of re-use with digital fabrication.
Ponoko needed an awesome product for the 3D printing launch, and in-house designer Dan Emery delivered. This delightful lamp has a 3D printed framework and fully customizable lasercut panels. This article describes the evolution of the Exclamation Lamp from idea to prototype to final product.
We’re all about the democratization of design, and that’s why this incredible app makes our #1 spot. Based on your sketch, this program generates files suitable for digital fabrication — allowing you to fully create your very own chair design.