The weird and the wonderful

January 10, 2011

Firstly I would like to welcome our new readers and thank our loyal supporters that have continued to visit the blog. It has been a very successful four months and without you all it would just be my Mac and me, and perhaps a super-size bag of maltesers talking amongst ourselves.
Having discussed the latest trends for 2011 in our previous blog I thought I would look deeper into the contemporary furniture designs that are on the market today. In the studio we all like to share cutting criticisms and glorious praise but we want to hear from you. We absolutely love to receive your comments and we want more! So if you have a moment, why not scroll through this collection of designs and you decide whether you think they are fun, fabulous or fantastically silly!

Roll Fire

Design comes full circle with the worlds first roll-able fireplace. Apparently, it’s easy to move and can be placed anywhere without the limitations of a chimney or connections. It runs off bio-ethanol fuel and is great for putting in usual places like a loft. Just decide where you want it, roll and fix into place and away you go, simples!

Roll Fire

Harvest Hanger

This unusual playful hanger can be used for everything from coats to keys. The hanger comes in steel and can be coated in an a variety of colours. It’s cheap and cheerful and (rrp £25) can be used indoors or out. Perfect as a coat hook not so good as a garden implement.

Harvest Hanger

Capstan Expanding Table

A stunning table that seats from six to twelve at the touch of a button. Style has not been comprimised by functionality as the sleek design expands to a smooth finish with a beautiful sunburst during the transition. This is, in my opinion an absolute master piece and perfect for homes that frequently entertain.
Click on the 2nd link below to watch the table in action.

Capstan Expanding Table
Capstan Expanding Table

Chair by Noel Blakeman

This is an innovative seating system that can hold up to 8 people with each seat capable of spinning 360 degrees. Can be made is a variety of finished from white to steel and can be placed indoors or out. Often used in hotels and bars, the size is also bespoke so each piece is unique. Fantastic in an argument if you want to turn your back on someone but not so easy on the bottom if you want to sit it out!

Noel Blakeman

Fragmentation

Fragmentation is based on geometric shapes in bronze slide into place to create a flat surface, a unique take on the classic coffee table. The designer uses past and present techniques in sculpture and art to create hand-crafted furniture in bronze, his ideas are inspired by excess, movement, greed, indulgence and atmosphere…

Fragmentation

For one last weird and wonderful binge look at the below.

Modern Design

Modern Design

Modern Design

Design

Abby Parker