If you stare at the low-riding wooden Plank Lounger long enough, you might feel like you're on vacation, basking in the sun beneath some beautiful mountain. That is if you have a really vivid imagination and extreme focus. But even if you don't have those things, you can probably agree that it appears to be just about…
Dutch furniture designer Wieki Somers is based in Rotterdam—but for her latest collection of bizarre lamps, she travelled east, to the land of the rising sun, where she found inspiration in the form of Samurai flags, Geisha culture, and traditional Japanese gardening techniques.
Here's a welcome concept for people who live in small spaces: Chairway, a chair that becomes a step ladder with one simple action.
The King of the Hill definitely never went this far with his love for an open flame. Meet Colin Selig, a California designer who fabricates sleek, sinuous couches out of metal sheets cut from empty propane tanks.
How many times have you looked for something in a dark corner of your apartment and hit your head on the edge of a shelf? Probably more than you can count. Alex Allen Studio's Lightbrackets solve the problem (plus a few others) by doing double duty as a lamp and a weight-supporting mount for shelves.
The Construction Lamp looks like oil derricks you see dotting the landscape in parts of Texas. Their industrial aesthetic is the result of the designer Joost van Bleiswijk playing with the nuts, bolts, and tools in his workshop as though he was still a kid.
There's an easy solution to your lawn chair equation: making those suckers out of pure math. Well, math and plastic.
These Corniche Shelves are quite nice. They're like little pieces of nature that you can slap on the wall.
Need to stash a few extra seats in your place? You could opt for folding chairs like a rube, or you could hang that spare seating on your wall.
A floor lamp isn't typically a place you'd expect to find a lot of personality, but this one showcased at the Milan furniture fair has plenty of it. You'd half expect to see it prancing around on screen before a Pixar movie.
If you're not living inside some kind of Beauty and the Beast nightmare, all your furniture is mercifully inanimate, but the Walking Cabinet gets you halfway there. It won't actually stroll across your living room, but it looks like it wants to.
These lamps are made from string, and yet somehow they don't look like they were glued together by a second grader. They're elegant and modern, though the materials they're made from are so simple. They're part of a collection by Miguel Herranz called Casiopea, which is actually a misspelled version of the…
The New York Times has an awesome retrospective graphic that shows how al fresco seating has evolved all the way from 1889 to the present. Can you tell we're excited for spring?
The LIM360 lamp has eyes in the back of its head. Well, not really. But its arm rotates a full 360 degrees.
Doesn't the Dedon Floor Rocker make you want to be on the beach right now? It has two skids on the bottom that let it rock back and forth, even on the ground.
If you're super wishy washy, we have the ideal piece of furniture for you—D*Haus's D*Table can be configured anyway you like.
Extra tables and chairs are great for when you have company over, but what do you do with that stuff during the other 364 days of the year? Not everyone has limitless storage space. The Oneness modular furniture system, designed by Kyuhyung Cho and Hironori Tsukue, tackles this issue with a multitalented furniture set…