Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Andy Ralph is a San Diego-based artist that also sings in the band Writer. We first encountered his lawn chair sculptures in the Musuem of Contemporary Art, San Diego at their La Jolla location. In the gallery space that overlooks the surrounding reefs, coves, and beaches, these lawn chairs seemed perfectly placed in the grotesquely affluent and perfectly scenic coast side of La Jolla.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
And what a beautiful book this is. AMMO Books has just published perhaps one of the most stunning books we have seen all year, Eames: Beautiful Details, one that we are very happy ended up in our offices yesterday. Not only an in-depth, 400+ page look into their innovative and groundbreaking furniture design, Beautiful Details covers Charles and Ray Eames' extensive exploration in textiles, product, graphic design, toys, film, and photography.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Allen Jones' table (made in 1969) from the late-playboy Gunter Sach's collection sold for $1.6 million at Sotheby's. Furniture from Jones' soft porn line, which depicts furniture-sculptures, made with female mannequins in full bondage attire and the table which sold for such a high price was part of a series of erotic furniture pieces he was making around this same time.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As we continue our series of featuring the Friends Of Brazilian great, Vik Muniz, today we look at the award-winning design team of brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana. Campana Designs have long been known for their unique combination of craft-meets-contemporary, recycled-meets-high design furniture. The Campanas have garnered massive critical attention for their innovative furniture made from everyday materials and waste products like cardboard, fabric scraps, rope, aluminum wire, and plastic tubes.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Pini Leibovich is an Israeli born industrial designer whose work focuses on order and disorder. His designed systems are meant to reflect the nature of man’s curiosity. Leibovich’s own goal is to have viewers interact as much as possible.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 18, 2011
These are really cool public "furniture" pieces (they seem more like really great installation pieces you can sit on) made from polyethylene plastic (plastic bottle waste). The designer, Sebastien Wierinck, is currently working on "new structures for experiments in contemporary design."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 07, 2011
You are always told to reuse and recycle. For Tim Delger, that means making these really artistic, road signs turned furniture pieces. Personally, we are quite fond of this Pedestrian Table.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 13, 2011
When it comes to felt I can't help but to think about one of my favorite artists Joseph Beuys, but today we are talking furniture. Benjamin Hubert is a an extremely talented furniture designer and his newest creation proves it. Hubert just released what he is calling the Pod.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 25, 2011
The mega Eames Furniture revival is a good thing for the art of lifestyle. If you want to appreciate good home or office furniture design, Eames is sort of A1 in where to start. Their classic Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the subject of this video, "The Making of the Eames Lounge Chair." Watch it being manufactured in the Vitra Atelier on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Watch after the jump . . .
Illustration // Friday, March 18, 2011
Hypebeast just produced a new short on Amsterdam-based illustrator, designer, and fine artist, Parra. We had Parra design a custom, bubbling cover for us in March 2008, and we always keep up with what he has going with Rockwell, his fine art, or any other Parra project. The recent furniture endeavors have been some of our favorite pieces. Watch the short after the jump . . .