11 of the Coolest Products From the Busiest Week in Design

Every April around this time, Milan welcomes creative types from all across the globe for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile—pretty much the wildest week in the design world. Though the past few years have seen efforts to curb the rampant bacchanal of new production for new production's sake, there's still a hell of… » 4/14/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

This Classy Office Furniture Should Replace All Cubicles

Everyone needs a little privacy at work, but unfortunately this usually means erecting cheap walls of plastic which depress their inhabitants at the same time they define workspace. A new line of office furniture by the folks at Rack & Tack manages to divide up a room while still being cheery, colorful and clever. » 4/10/14 6:31pm 4/10/14 6:31pm

Watch a Chunk of Lava Stone Get Grafted Onto a Carbon Fiber Bench

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… » 4/03/14 5:08pm 4/03/14 5:08pm

This Woodworking Robot Used To Build Cars and Trucks

The auto industry in the US hit a few speed bumps over the past few years, and while many factories have closed, it's good to see that some workers, like this industrial robot arm, have managed to find work elsewhere. Instead of building sedans, this arm now lathes solid blocks of maple into lovely wooden stools. » 3/19/14 9:20am 3/19/14 9:20am