Alarma is a design team that is launching a project referred to as “artfully conceived and meticulously designed dinnerware.” The dinnerware has alarmingly realistic spills and leftover smudges printed on it, giving a brief shock to your dinner guests, and probably jumpstarting your dinner conversation as well. The project is in funding stage at Crowd Supply, a new site similar to Kickstarter. We encourage you to take a look, there’s some really cool stuff there.
The “A Fine Mess” series is a 12-piece, fine-porcelain, modern and whimsical dinnerware set. Each set is comprised of 4 dinner plates, 4 side plates, and 4 bowls, and every piece will have its own unique artwork. The photorealistic art will be printed on the porcelain using the latest ceramic printing technology. All items will be dishwasher and microwave safe.
Stephanie Hornig has a funky and comfortable looking “Camp Daybed” that looks like just the thing for a rainy afternoon. Via the artist:
The excessive upholstery and therefore required hard shells of a sofa make it a very bulky piece of furniture. The camp daybed is a sleeping bag with legs, on which we can relax during the day and sleep at night. It has a very deep seat to provide ample space for sleeping. A padded fabric is hung over the low backrest and tightened with rubber bands. Like in a tent there are attached back pockets to store unused pillows or magazines. Of course the duvet cover can be easily removed and washed. The use of a 3d-fabric made of polyester, which is also used as an outer membrane for mattresses allows a welded seam. The frame is dismountable and thus very easy to transport.
Materials: Steel and Vinyl Straps for the Frame
3d-knitted fabric and cotton for the sleeping bag Dimensions: 200 x 90 x 70 cm
Maximo Riera’s hand-made furniture series is definitely something to behold. The growing collection of all-black furniture is striking, hilarious, serious and one-of-a-kind.
The Animal Chair collection constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance. This collection is homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet, as an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing.
Each of the Spanish creative’s work is manufactured to order, taking an average of 11 weeks to produce.
Each chair requires 170 hours of machine operation and 160 hours of workman as it is assembled, sanded and painted by hand,
making them all unique.
Abandoned furniture that has no purpose any more or simply isn’t fashionable. However, the ever-changing cycle of designs of outdated chairs,
wardrobes and hat stands become a truly urban forest growing out of the asphalt, climbing street lamps and walls in the work of french artist marc sparfel.
Excited by these discarded objects, sparfel hand picks the best pieces, and back in his workshop, begins the process of transforming them,
sometimes slow and painful but always intuitive, in search of finding a new elegance and poetry for the wooden pieces in the form of his own choosing.
left: ‘homme’, 90 x 30 x 40 cm
right: ‘femme’, 90 x 35 x 50 cm
Via Colossal, a nice collection of hand-painted bugs on old book covers. Artist Rose Sanderson has a great skill with a brush, and the textured and weathered book covers lend a historical and Darwin-esque historical feel to her artwork.
Multiplo Transformer Folds Into Just About Anything You Need
Via TreeHugger: Multiplo is a modular object that wants to help people’s everyday life in little space. Style, functionality and above all its adaptability to fit in our small apartments. Versatile and modular furniture are best suited for our houses with limited space. Multiplo can be your bed, table, sitting room and much more in some easy moves.