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.

Inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood”: Woodsman Axe Coffee Table

At a first glance, one may not perceive that this unconventional table sits on four (rather scary) axe-legs. However, according to the designers at Duffy London…, you won’t need to be afraid of the Big Bad Wolf with the Woodsman Axe Coffee Table. Created for an exhibition, this table is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale ‘Little Red

Extravagant Office Desk Showcasing a Fluid Shape: Evfyra Table by NUVIST

A while back we featured a futuristic bar lounge on Freshome, with interesting curvilinear lines, designed by the creative team at NUVIST, an Istanbul-based design studio. The Evfyra table is one of the company’s most recent projects and features similar characteristics, making it perfect for a modern, minimalist office. Its surface is glossy, reflecting key interior additions.
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Eye-Catching Wooden Design with a Contemporary Language: Creek Armchair

Finalist in the 2012 “Wood Awards” organized by the Swiss Association of Carpenters and Craftsmen, the concept behind Creek Armchair is to fabricate a wooden design with a contemporary language. According to designer Sandro Lopez (whom we interviewed… a while back on Freshome), the continuous presence of wood in our living environments throughout history is a result of

Today’s Music on Vintage Radios for Art Deco and Mid-century Aficionados

From all of the radios produced between the 1930′s and 1940′s, Paul Sanders… finds the ones that have eye-appeal. He restores radios with only the best art deco and mid-century design from the Golden Era of radio. In Paul’s words, “Its not always the most expensive, or the best performing model. Often they came from small companies struggling to compete.

Dynamic Wooden Rubik’s Cube-Like Coffee Table by RPR

RPR stands for RockPaperRobot…, a company that focuses its attention on home décor objects that tell a story of their own, by fusing art and technology. One of their most innovative “creations” is a wooden Rubik’s Cube-like coffee table named the Float Table. Composed of cubic wooden blocks that are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel

Extravagant Frame Chair Designed for Memories Yet to Come

There are many things one would think of placing within a frame, but few literally achieve this. Despite its odd appearance, the “Frame Chair” by Slokoski …has a deep vibe about it. The Bulgarian designers explain that it was created for “memories yet to come” and that the chair is able to draw attention just like those posing for a

Smooth Curvilinear Lines and Fluid Visual Effects: Nasvtia Bar Lounge

Modern design is often correlated with futuristic approaches, irregular shapes and unconventional concepts. This project by NUVIST Studio …focuses on creating a powerful fluid effect without touching traditional spatial usage of a bar design. According to the designers, Nasvtia Bar lounge reflects smooth curvilinear lines which come together in a fluid form. The unusual piece can be integrated in a

Striking Lamp&Chair Combo Envisioned by Glen Lewis-Steele

The ‘Lambent Chair’ [Lambent= Glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance] by Glen Lewis-Steele… is designed to fulfill two main functions. By itself it is a lamp; an embedded, glowing switch on its neck activates the crescent shaped, LED lamp. Its primary function is of course to be a chair. Although visually suggesting otherwise, the chair is very sturdy

Delightful Chairs With Quirky Characters by Romanian Designer Irina Neacsu

Romanian designer Irina Neacsu… launched a fresh collection of chairs with character at the Cote Deco section of the famous Parisian event Maison&Objet, that marks a new direction in the evolution of her brand, thecraftlab. Mr Him and Ms Her went to Paris, together with the characters from the Seasons series, the traditional couple Draga and Dragu, and the urban

Minimalism Meets Rustic Industrial: Stack Buffet Integrating Wooden Planks

Stacked planks have never looked more appealing, you’ve got to agree with me on this one! The Mexican designer, Hector Esrawe…, presented recently his latest work, a  black-lacquered sideboard that integrates with ease …raw wooden planks. The “eccentric” piece of furniture is ideal to decorate any minimalist space. Artful and neat, Stack Buffet (funny name, I have to say)

Comfortable Way to Work in the Digital Age: Locus Seat & Standing Desk


The Locus Seat and Standing Desk… is designer Martin Keen’s first venture into furniture design. Keen, the founder of the $350 million global brand Keen Footwear, found working while seated in an office chair was uncomfortable and interfering with his work. Standing to work helped, but it wasn’t ideal. The solution, he discovered, was to split the difference between

Aggressive Yet Sophisticated Lines Defining Alterego Chair by Albert Puig

In a world where mass production and global anonymity of products manufactured on large-scale production lines have become obsolete, Barcelona based designer Albert Puig… wants to create objects that offer the consumer fun and enjoyable experiences, so that a strong bond can be created between the piece and the user. Alterego is one of his latest projects: a chair that

Exploring the Artistic Side of Practical Design: Winter Passing Chair

Long and fluffy as a winter day, this highly creative chair designed by Alexandra Kehayoglu and Maxi Ciovich… is special furniture piece with the odd ability to trigger memories. Its wooden arms are covered in woven wool which seems to spill over the surface of the chair, forming a soft carpet. Despite the resemblance with a beach lounge chair, the

Pushing the Boundaries Between Structure and Form : BIOPHILIA Furniture Collection

BIOPHILIA Collection created by Ross Lovegrove for company Vondom… explores a new design language in its pursuit for innovative furniture. According to the the project developer, the pieces in the series were built on “a dialogue between time, form and space, by combining the pioneering organic design of Sagrada Famila by Antonio Gaudi with VONDOM expertise in advanced roto-moulded technology

Unexpected Furniture Lightness: Transparent Slot Table by Eric Pfeiffer

The introduction of the Slot Table marks AMAC’s first venture into furniture. Inspired by the clean, square design of classic M Series boxes, this versatile acrylic side table is as functional as it is beautiful. Its transparency gives the Slot Table an unexpected lightness, while the reflective nature of the acrylic brightens a room without overpowering it.

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