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.

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Interactive and Playful: Fruit Bowl Furniture Collection by Hiroomi Tahara

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The Fruit Bowl collection was designed by Hiroomi Tahara (currently living in Milan)  for Japanese manufacturing company Yamakawa Rattan. The playful set reminded the creator of random fruits “Please enjoy placing various combinations and arrangements of cushions on this sofa as you do with a fruit bowl“-asserted Tahara. The items were all handmade using rattan […]

Contemporary Sofas from Bora Kim: The Jamirang Sofas

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The Jamirang Sofas encompass the concept of comfort and relaxation in its cradle-like design. Ja-mi-rang means falling asleep in Korean, so the sofas we came across on Mocoloco are exceptional combinations of soft yet strong cushions and a modern wood base. Made from wool and wood, the Jamirang Sofas invite you to relax and enjoy […]

Intriguing Mold Chairs by Anders Johnsson and Petter Thörne

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We love to see fresh ideas coming from young artists and designers being transformed into reality. Anders Johnsson and Petter Thörne recently graduated from Sweden’s Konstfack University in Stockholm. The Mold Chairs are actually part of their final graduation project and are made of waste materials that are commonly thrown away by various producers. The […]

Interview: Adding Color to Ikea Furniture with Mykea

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Mykea is a company which redesigns Ikea furniture by adding fun and vivid decals. We challenged the team to a short interview about their line of work and we were surprised to see how promptly they responded. Enjoy these fun Ikea furniture conversions as well as the answers from Mykea below: Freshome: How did you […]

Repurposed Furniture Collection: “Not So Fragile” by UXUS

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“Not So Fragile” is a unique furniture collection designed by UXUS featuring recycled furniture wrapped in neon orange packing tape. Here is a statement from the designers: “By subverting the use of ordinary objects and assumed perceptions of beauty, our orientation of what is expected for those things begins to acquire a poetic quality. The […]

SHANGHAI Extendible Glass Table by Tonin CASA

An extendible table is a must-have these days, when space is more and more of an issue. SHANGHAI is one of the most eye-catching pieces of “inspired by nature” furniture collection designed by the Italian architect Angelo Tomaiuolo: an extensible table with central aluminum guide bar, tempered glass top and extensions. According to the producers […]

Fresh and Urban One-Off Chairs from Jimmie Martin Ltd

The chairs that Jimmie Martin Ltd. designs are surely part of the Slow Home movement – it basically “benefits the planet without sacrificing quality of life” – and display a cool and urban print combined with sophisticated shapes. The creativity of the designers also leaves room for their client’s own visions: “All pieces are individually […]

An Eye-catching Seating Collection of Intriguing Shapes: “Sakura”

Erika Templeton from Post+Beam sent us some great photos of “Sakura”, a furniture collection suited for both outdoor decors and inside arrangements. Here is the information we received: “Designed by Mark Robson, the Sakura collection features eye-catching, fluid lines. Sakura is a modular system featuring ottomans, side tables, armchairs, loungers, and beds. The chairs come […]

Green AstroTurf-Covered Aeron Chair by Herman Miller and Makoto Azuma

The collaboration between Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma and furniture designer Herman Miller led to the creation of an unusual version of the Aeron Chair. This AstroTurf covered chair delivers all the important features of the Aeron Chair, with the interesting feature of having a distinct green “skin”. This chair comes as a natural response […]

A Game of Opposites and Similarities: Latest Design Collection by Roche Bobois

We recently received a press release from Roche Bobois, international leader in top end furniture design and distribution. The presented their latest exclusive collections at the Milan furniture Fair. Here is the information they sent us together with a few photos showcasing their designs: “The collections represent the eclecticism and breadth of range of the […]

An Iconic Six-sided Silhouette: Hedra Armchair by nolen niu

The Hedra Armchair by Beverly Hills-based studio nolen niu comes with a modern approach to the classic leather cigar chair. Found on 3rings, the design makes one think of soberness, coolness and a state of complete relaxation. The craftsmanship of the Hedra chair is truly unique and its materials and dark color palette make it […]

Harp Inspired Sculptural Armchair by Jaime Hayon

We do not know if it was the harmony of the harp or its unmistakable, delightful sounds that inspired this design. What we can tell for sure is that Arpa Chair by Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon has an intriguing metallic support that could naturally make one think of musical strings. Imposing in size and appearance, […]

How to Choose the Perfect Coffee Table for your Home

Once you have chosen the couches and chairs for your living room, there is one piece of furniture that can pull the entire room together instantly, the coffee table. Coffee tables used to be a place to set your drink or to place a book, but in today’s interiors they are multifunctional, decorative, and often […]

Exceptional Recreation of an Elegant 1973 Chair Design by Verpan

Take a look at the Verner Panton System 1-2-3 chairs. Now look again and tell me if it is not one of the most beautiful and elegant chair you have ever seen. This striking chair design was created by Verpan. The Danish manufacturer specialized in lighting fixtures turned to creating furniture and I’m glad they […]

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