Taking cues from the principles of the Hoberman sphere and how it contracts and increases in size, Erik Stehmann‘s ‘Expanding Lamp’ has the ability to enlarge from a desk to standing floor version through the simple push and pull of its components.
In this grasshopper example file you can model a series of parametric shelves.
This project by Niloofar Imani and her team, aims to design and fabricate a piece of auxetic furniture which its shape adapts to the user’s body figure using Rhino3d.
Simon Young designs and produces bespoke furniture. Twist is one element repeated to form an object, in this case a helix, and then repeated again to form a useful object, such as a table base.
Adam Friedman combined the comfort of upholstery with the durability and cleanliness of wood. Small compressed lumber blocks form the seats of chairs and benches, and the individual interlocking elements gently mold to the body.
Lorenzo Capanna is a young architect who designs sculptural furniture, one of a kind. The material he uses is wood, a more than contemporary choice, capable of looking to the future, maintaining a deep bond with tradition.
CARBON was an experiment in materials, Housefish used carbon fiber reinforcement to form an impossibly thin concrete shell chair (less than 3/8″ [10mm] thick). The legs are joined with their in-house developed 3D-printed sawdust, infused with resin for strength.
Benchwall by Molo Studio, is a flexible, paper or textile bench with a tall backrest that acts as both acoustic space partition and seating. It is a modern furniture concept which can stretch into straight, high backed seating or sweep into a spontaneous circular meeting room.
Michaela Crie Stone lives and works in Rockport, Maine, where she creates pieces that push the parameters of function by blurring the lines between art, craft, and design.
One Balance Desk (the layer version) by Peter Qvist consists of 48 sub-elements made of laminated birch veneer plus glass plate.
A polished aluminium dining table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone formations. This design by Janne Kyttanen has a strong Silhouette and organic triangular detailing.
Frank Gehry (or better Craig Webb and Claire Imatani of Gehry Partners) designed the visitors bench for the world company building in Tokyo, Japan. The bench was manufactured by Tomas Osinski design inc., an architect-sculptor who long worked for Gehry.
Palmas is a vase collection made of concrete, each casted into a hand folded origami mold. Each pattern consists of 150-250 molecules, according to its height. The origami mold has a one-time use only, once the concrete hardens inside it, the paper is peeled off.
Movisi designed a set of awesome modular storage. BUILD is a modular set of shelving units that can be compiled and configured to your liking. Coming in black and white, each piece is lightweight and can become shelving or act as a partition.
Sirius Lamp by Luis Vanegas is a parametric cardboard lamp and creative sculpture for designing any space.
The Radiolaria Bernotat Co are a family of eleven lamps made of 3D-knitted textile with glow-in-the-dark seams, inspired by the phenomenon of bioluminescence and the microscopic organisms discovered by German scientist Ernst Haeckel.
The collection includes models that use various connecting methods of bolting and self-interlock, and usually consisting of modular, birch plywood components supporting glass tops. With the use of a CNC (computer numerically controlled) router, these models were further advanced to find structural forms capable of supporting weight.