I love wood. Hardwood floors, exquisitely carved wooden furniture, and even a wooden slab cutting board filled with beautiful lines and striations. I also love seeing new and interesting designs that use wood as its medium. Check out a few of my favorite picks.
1. Thumb Wooden Fork by Keisuke Tsubakimoto was designed to remind diners about the people who prepared the food that they were eating. The goal was to shift the diners away from sheer consumption to a greater understanding for the food.
2. Linje Wooden Espresso Machine by Øystein Helle Husby. Husby wanted to give the machine a Nordic spin on the classic Italian shape.
3. Rising furniture by Robert van Embricqs- because well, deadwood rising. *rim shots*
van Embricqs asks in the video belows “To what degree is the object you’re creating capable of dictating its own design?”
4. The Skull Chair by Vladi Rapaport is part of his ‘Vanitas’ collection which is a collection of products inspired by the Dutch vanitas still-life paintings from the 16th and 17th century.
5. The GVAL chair by Vanesa Moreno, Gustavo Reboredo, Louis Sicard & Nenad Katic were inspired by the rings of a tree. Nestled inside the hallow chair are two components that can be used as footrests, which is perfect for a small apartment.
6. Yvonne Fehling & Jennie Peiz combine traditional design with a new, refreshed take on seating for public spaces. The Stuhlhockerbank eliminates the dividing lines between different types of furniture (chair, stool, bench) as the three types blend.