Looks and function are nor the only criteria when it comes to quality furniture. More and more important in the eyes of today’s designers is the way furniture is built. Sometimes, this comes from a desire to keep the design environmentally friendly. Other times, it’s all about the ease or speed of building the furniture. But unexpected materials or manufacturing processes can also give the furniture the quirkiness and the back story that make for a great conversation piece. Here are two examples of unique furniture with surprising designs and materials.
Photo above: giancarlozema.com
Dreamt up by Dirk Vander Kooij, the Endless furniture line uses old electrical appliances as the base material. Old refrigerator interiors are transformed into pieces of unique furniture by a reprogrammed industrial robot through a process similar to 3D printing.
The recycled plastic is poured into the desired shape layer by layer, which results in a new piece of furniture in about 3 hours. The beauty of the process lies in its flexibility. The model can be changed as the design of the piece evolves, which makes the process an excellent choice for creative, even explorative designs.
Another inspiring furniture collection is Bright Woods by Giancarlo Zema. The collection consists of coffee tables and stools made of wood and resin. However, the charm of these pieces comes from the integrated LED lights. Turned on at night, they create a pleasant ambience and redefine the whole interior.
The lights can be controlled and adjusted: Different colors, speeds, intensities and light effects can be combined to create just the right mood. This unexpected ambient lighting coupled with the attractive ethnic design makes the collection an inspired choice for hip commercial venues.
Via inhabitat.com and giancarlozema.com
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