Those wooden railroad ties underneath the metal railroad tracks? Absolutely solid hunks of wood perfect for reclaimed furniture. Here’s one being transformed into a stable wooden bench that can fit a whole lot of adults. The build is pretty simple too, all you need is a saw, a drill, and a chisel to pull it off.
The making-of video for Peugeot Design Lab's latest project contains no words—it doesn't need any, since it shows every step of the process: From blasting a huge chunk of volcanic stone from its resting place to crafting a piece of carbon fiber to perfectly fit the rock's jagged profile. The resulting bench looks like…
This fun and flexible furniture is called a polymorphic bench and it has a unique mechanical design that will change shape when someone sits down on it.
Introduce your munchkin to the world of science and technology. Nerding out kids starts early!
This is 'Muscle,' the latest outdoor seating design from French artist Alexandre Moronnoz. Along with Moronnoz's earlier works, Muscle makes a strong argument for moving to a world where form matches function in even our most everyday settings.
Sure, the Pebro Bench raises up to become a "sculpture" when no one is sitting on it, but I think the designers could have earned more fun points if they had gone full teeter-totter.
The "Mist Bench" from designer Gwenael Nicolas utilizes coarse knits of optical fiber that respond to human movement. As you get closer, the bench glows brighter.
Kind of the inverse of the psychedelic LED effects we showed you earlier, this relaxing Light Bench is maker Frellstedt's idea of the future of seating. You know, the future where even garden furniture uses up electricity and contributes to global warming. Okay, it's stuffed with LEDs, so it only consumes 95W, but you…