Furniture Design Ideas, Pictures and Inspiration

At Freshome, we believe strongly in encouraging creativity. Each project we post in our furniture section is meant to trigger your surprise and help you envision a home with a high level of dynamics and originality. Multi-purpose tables that can be packed up and stored in small drawers, shelves delivering inspirational messages, futuristic desks, industrial elements converted into practical household objects, chairs inspired by famous classic designs and items you did not even imagine existed- all awaiting for your honest and constructive critique.

Colourful Furniture By Anthony Hartley

Launched to wide acclaim at Tent London, part of London Design Week, in September 2011, the furniture of Yorkshire-based designer Anthony Hartley is bright, fresh, engaging and dynamic. He produces each piece by hand, from the original drawings through to the finished products.
The two pieces shown here are part of the collection. Edna 1… is an oak

Five Timelessly Designed Chairs: The Sezz Collection

Chair manufacturing brand Emeco presented the new Sezz Collection of seating at Maison & Objet in Paris this January. Designed in collaboration with French designer Christophe Pillet…, the chair collection is made of aluminum chairs, stools and swivel chairs and were originally created for the Sezz Hotel in St.Tropez – hence the name. Launched as a five piece collection

Elegant and Colorful Chairs Inspired by Diverse Human Personalities: Individuale

We received a unique chair collection from Life Given A Shape… that we would love to share further. Here is the description we were sent from the project developers: “The inspiration for Individuale came from our observation of the interplay of people, personalities and characters that colour our lives. Sitting with friends, family or complete strangers, we were amazed by

Comic Book Shelves Now Available for Sale on the US Market

A while back, we presented this original shelving idea on Freshome here…, and got a pretty good response. The Comic Book Shelves designed by Oscar Nuñez are now available for purchase on the US Market. “Previously a commission piece, we worked with Oscar directly to develop his design for a broader market after he won our Creative Shelving Contest“,

Solid and Flexible Bamboo Chair In Limited Edition

The Bamboestoel (Dutch for Bamboo Chair) is a great chair design that captures the potential of a fascinating and versatile material. By using one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth to create a standstill of its texture and properties to create a nest-like design, the artists working on the project – Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen… – give the impression

Weatherproof Moon-Inspired Chair Designed By Mike To

Do you sometimes sit at night in a comfortable chair that helps you achieve that pure happiness just looking at the moon? Inspired by a thought like that, the designer must have felt the need to create a piece of furniture that captures the shape and shine of earth’s natural satellite and offers it in five different colors. Available in

Unusual Soft Marble Armchair by Maurizio Galante

Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman completed an original armchair design for Italian manufacturer Cerruti Baleri…. Entitled Louis XV goes to Sparta, this chair may look stiff and uninviting, but in reality it is made of materials that ensure comfortable seating. According to the designers, the chair’s framework is composed of a plywood structure and CFC-free soft polyurethane foam, with

1968 Vespa Scooter Turned Into Functional Work Station

Perfect for Small Spaces: Creative Pouffles by Aroopy

We recently received a press release presenting a new line of Pouffles (slipcovers for ottomans), from Ainslie, an LA/Sydney-based designer. Here is the information and photos we were sent: “Aroopy… has created a first line of Pouffles that is both eye-catching and lighthearted. The Pouffle (a snugly-fitting slipcover for a pouf/ottoman) offers all of the fun and none of

Back-To-Back Two Seater: Pinch by Matthias Pliessnig

Pinch by Matthias Pliessnig… is an interesting piece of furniture that was hand-built by he designer out of wood with a carefully studied attention to details. The building technique used in creating this seat is very much like the one used to build boats and the design borrows some lines reminiscent of water vehicles. This organic looking bent-wood seating item

Rapunzel Chair and Pouf Collection by Kenneth Cobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue… has created an original furniture collection entitled “Rapunzel” , with an appearance that is both playful and elegant. The Rapunzel chair and pouf were developed by using a durable steel frame and further covered with thick hand-coiled upholstered foam. The two furniture elements can be a great addition for a contemporary interior and we find them to be

Light, Organic Furniture Piece: Bare Bones Ghost Chair

Did you ever think you could use driftwood to create a functional, remarkable design? The Bare Bones Ghost Chair is an organic, visually light furniture piece that was developed by using six worn out pieces of wood and an acrylic sheet. Its appearance combines the roughness of unprocessed wood with the elegance and refinement given by the translucent acrylic. The

Surrealistic Furniture Unit Inspired by an Incessant Flow: Volna Table

We ran across this original table design that draws attention due to its futuristic shape and daring color palette. Created by Turkish design firm Nüvist…, Volna Table defies traditional forms. Its appearance pays tribute to irregularity and seems to be inspired by the continuous movement of matter. According to the project developers, “it was very important to create soft

Industrial Archeology Furniture by Mieke Meijer

Since 1959, German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher… dedicated themselves to registering the remnants of the industrial age in Western Europe and the United States through photography. In the 20th century, many of these buildings were pulled down because they had served their purpose and were no longer a tenable economic proposition. In many cases the photographs taken by the

Salon Furniture Collection by Lee Broom

At the London Design Festival in September 2011, award-winning British designer Lee Broom launched his fifth collection. His dramatic debut upholstery collection is called ‘Salon’ and is inspired by the curvaceous lines of 1930s upholstery.
The new collection features soft silhouettes contrasted and accentuated with modern stud detailing for a hint of fashion fetishism. Whilst studding is traditionally

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