Archive for the 'design – interior' Category

Embracing arms chair

Very cute, very welcoming, very inviting, very charming these embracing arms chair designed by Ukraine designer Oleksander Shestakovych. Made me smile. Sometimes you wonder why no one has ever thought of this before. It seems so obvious.

Source: The served


111 Coke bottles make 1 chair

Ok, a fiew posts back I showed you the problem with bottled water and what the bottles do with the environment. Now Coca Cola comes with a solution to turn bottles into a chair. The 111 Navy Chair is based on the original aluminum 1006 Navy Chair, designed by Emeco for the U.S. Navy in 1944. The current version is a collaboration between Emeco and Coca Cola, and is made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles. It is expected to keep three million plastic Coke bottles out of landfills each year.
I like the design of the chair and I like the concept!
But there’s a catch. The chair is available at and it’s going for $ 230,- (and € 232,- at Witch, I think, is a lot of money and makes the project sound more like a temporary fashinoable item used as a greenwashing PR stunt from Coca Cola, than realy finding a solution for the bottle waste problem.

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Cardboard Wine box/table

Linkdesign Amsterdam designed this cardboard wine box/table for Dutch online shop The shop is also an initiative of Linkdesign together with a wine buyer. Again, a different way of ROI (return on investment) for a design agency.
Nice sustainable interior design object. (and you know how I feel about cardboard by now ;-). It’s also available with custom top. Check for details (in Dutch only)


Also read these and these story’s about cardboard on this blog.

For the love of carboard

Ok, you probably know by now this blog is, for a small part, dedicated to the best non-material ever: cardboard. So I just had to show you the work of British designer Gilles Miller. I stumbled upon his work through an article on designboom.

giles02Afbeelding 12Afbeelding 6Afbeelding 11Afbeelding 5

I used the images of Gilles Miller’s website and I also I took the courtesy to rip of some of the pictures of website of designboom, taken during the London Designweek 2009.

Check Gilles Miller’s website
Also read  these storys on this blog

Locked up

Ik ben altijd een beetje verliefd op ontwerpen die tot een minimale vorm zijn terug gebracht, waarin alleen is overgebleven wat nodig is. Dit is weer zo’n sterk voorbeeld.

numlock-door3numlock_04numlock_02Ontwerp: Jess Han
Tip: Simone Sorber
Bron: Stylink

Canstruction #2

Ik schreef vorige week over Canstruction. Laat ik nou toevallig weer een blikstapel actie tegen komen op de blog van Swissmiss:
“Kikkerland’s ‘can’ booth as it affectionately came to be known by ICFF attendees and other exhibitors was built out of almost 3000 cans of Campbell’s Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, and Chicken Noodle Soup that now have been donated to City Harvest. A big two thumbs up to Kikkerland for such an inventive booth and good cause”.

Bekijk sowieso de site van Kikkerland even, die jongens maken inspirerende dingen.


Salone del Mobile Milano

Helaas was ik er zelf niet bij… Monique Gaillard gelukkig wel. Een beeldinpressie van de belangrijkste meubel en interieur beurs.


TNX Monique voor het beschikbaar stellen van je fotomateriaal!
Lees ook: Out of the box