Anima by Fitorio Leksono


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 Anima is a series of shelves designed by Indonesian designer Fitorio Leksono.

© Fitorio Leksono

Commissioned by the Jarkarta-based design company Toimoi, Anima takes inspiration from the shapes and forms of animals.

© Fitorio Leksono

In keeping with the fun and playful spirit of Toimoi, Anima is designed to appeal to the child within us.

 © Fitorio Leksono

Fitorio Leksono is a product designer with Jenggala, a tableware company based in Bali. He also lectures at Ciputra University in Indonesia. His works have been exhibited in Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney and Frankfurt.

Writable by Xiao Tianyu


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Exhibited at the Stockholm furniture fair in 2011, Writable by Xiao Tianyu is a table that you can liberally vandalize scribble on.

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Conceived as a communicative device, Writable has three hinged modules, each of which reveals a blackboard surface when flipped over.

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The blackboards are meant to serve as surfaces for writing and illustrating during conversations and discussions.

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Or, if you belong to the environmentally conscious, time to go eco-friendly and get rid of those hideous sticky notes on the fridge!

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Xiao Tianyu is a Chinese product designer who is currently pursuing her studies at the HDK-School of Design and Crafts in Sweden.  

Reference: IDSOO

Ergonic by Yos & Leonard Theosabrata


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Ergonic is a collection of furniture by father and son team Yos & Leonard Theosabrata. The collection comprises pieces that combine comfort and knowledge about acupressure points.

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The chairs have an elastic seat and back covered with various plastic knobs that can conform to the shape of one’s body while sitting or lying down.

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The open space between the pins offers air circulation and the pins, the accupressure.

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The chairs are suitable for use indoors or outdoors.

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The aesthetic quality of the chair is a product of Western functionality and Asian philosophy of the body.

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Leonard Theosabrata was born in Jakarta and graduated from the Product Design Faculty at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2002. Leonard is currently the head of the Jakarta-based LTD. Leonard Theosabrata Design studio, which focuses on interior and product design. His love for furniture has led him to build Accupunto for which he received the Red Dot Design Award in 2003, and Good Design Award Japan, 2005, and the recent Wallpaper Design Award 2009 for his collaboration with Michael Young for Accupunto.

Reference: http://www.accupunto.com/

“Craft” Coffee Table by Milk Design


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“Craft” is a coffee table designed by Hong Kong firm Milk Design. It celebrates the beauty of simple materials and a handmade quality, creating a whimsical design that is also eco-friendly. The coffee table has a very simple production process and is completely crafted by hand.

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Its main structure is a folded fan-like construction made from thin 200 gsm paper. The folds lend rigidity and detail to the table’s structure, forming a strong support for the strudy softwood tabletop.

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This folding method allows for the table to hold a weight of up to 10kg.

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The notches on the tabletop increase the surface area for gluing and attachment.

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The simplicity of the construction allows for the table to be readily disassembled and recycled for other uses.

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Design Milk is a product design firm based in Hong Kong. Its philosophy is to provide design solutions that are unique while fulfilling the basic needs of everyday life.

Reference: http://milkdesign.com.hk/

Scatter Shelf by Nendo


Scatter Shelf by Japanese design firm Nendo is made of glossy acrylic sheets. It is arranged in a grid formation from the front but a staggered configuration from the side.

 When objects are placed on the shelf, they look at if they are caught in the spider’s web when viewed from the front.

The glossy acrylic surface slices up reflections when viewed from an angle, scattering them in all directions.

When viewed on an angle, the glossy acrylic face creates a series of reflections within the shelves, making the ‘opaque’ acrylic appear to be transparent.

The diffused reflections are scattered, forming a kaleidoscopic effect.

The shelf is composed of 5mm acrylic sheets, which are stacked in 3 layers.

Nendo is a Tokyo-based product design firm headed by Oki Sato.

Via: Dezeen

SMood Collection by Apirat Boonruangthaworn


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SMood Collection is a set of aluminium outdoor furniture by Thai designer Apirat Boonruangthaworn.

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The frame of the chairs and tables in this collection are made with recycled aluminium cast with aluminium extrusion tubes acting as a foundation structure.

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The aluminium pieces are attached to each other with screws and an O-ring system which give the jointed appearance of bamboo, adding delightful details to a contemporary silhouette.

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The seats and table tops are finished with hand-woven PE rattan.

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Apirat has won 17 design awards within the country, namely Best Design Award from Elle Decoration Magazine and Design Excellence Award or DEmark. With his distinctive creations, Apirat was awarded “Designer of the Year 2009” in furniture design category by Silpakorn University.

Reference: http://apiratboonruangthaworn.com/

Mingle & Satool by Alvin Tjitrowirjo


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Mingle & Satool are contemporary rattan furniture pieces designed by Indonesian designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo. Through these original designs, Alcvin T aims to convey a distilled sense of Indonesian culture and traditional techniques, while maintaining a distinctly contemporary language.

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Mingle is a three-way bench that exudes a sense of elegant lightness with its thin profile. Its seating configuration encourages users to sit and “mingle” through conversation and interaction.

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The Satool is a sinuous, organic bench that is created using a traditional weaving method combined with strong synthetic rattan peel. The fluidity of the overall form challenges the more blocky silhouettes of typical Indonesian rattan furniture.

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The alvinT portfolio consists of a variety of products ranging from furniture to lighting. The brand has been exhibited in international exhibitions such as Salone satelitte Milan 2005, Launch Pad Melbourne 2006, Shanghai 2006, Talents Ambiente Frankfurt 2008, Planet Mueble Paris 2009, and also numerous exhibitions in Indonesia.

Reference: http://www.alvin-t.com/