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.

The String Chair

This string chair invites a second look, a wish to try it out and perhaps even a love-hate reaction. The chair boasts strong clean lines – literally – for the seating area and backrest are series of taut strings. The two groups of strings neatly interlock at the junction of the seating area and the backrest much like the warp…

Ikea Catalog 2009 Now Available Online Here

The new IKEA catalog for 2009 is available and you can see the full online version of it here…. In the new Ikea catalog you can see the  new product lines and colors (lots of black, white and pale pink) for 2009. Lots of attractive black and white bed linens in a range of patterns, styles and textures… There

Sofa Wall Climber – Canape

There is no way you can miss this sofa design by Lila Lang. One half is a plain looking sofa with a decidedly curvy old fashioned style. The other half appears to be climbing the wall! You have to admit there is something whimsical about this design. On one hand it fulfills a function – somewhere to sit on. On…

Rotating Cabinet by Fak3

FAK3, pronounced “fake” is one of the most innovative and edgiest design companies in Asia. They are responsible for creating an elliptical cabinet that can rotate 360-degrees. It’s a concept of open multi-functional spaces that facilitate a variety of activities like dining, studying, recreation and entertainment.

The main feature of such a cabinet, should be easy rotating, but guess

Funky Patchwork Furniture

Patchwork is most often associated with quilts. Once a craft born out of economic necessity, patchwork quilts still enjoy widespread popularity. However, British designer Lisa Whatmough whose company is Squint Limited… has adapted the patchwork technique not for familar bedcoverings but as upholstery material for her fun and funky bespoke furniture line. Just one of her chic furniture pieces will

The Living Lounge Chair

I don’t know about you, but after sleeping on the floor until my bedroom furniture gets here, I am really excited to see comfy looking chairs. Take the Living Lounge Chair for example. The concept was created by JGreen Design and won the 2008 Niche Awards…, even though the price is more than most of us would pay: $7,500.

Boiled Leather Stools – Simon Hasan

Medieval knights and soldiers once wore boiled leather or cuir bouilli armor. Thick leather was boiled in water,oil or wax. The treated leather remained soft enough for it to be molded into various shapes. The hardened leather with a wood-like consistency provided some protection against bludgeoning blows. It was used as scale armour or in cuisses or greaves – thigh…

Multi Functional Furniture – Tao by Colico Design

If you are a big fan of multi functional furniture, then you might like Colico Design… ingenious idea named Tao. The main attribute of the Tao is its ability to transform into different looks and in effect different pieces of furniture. The Tao can be transformed from two chaise lounges to a double bed with a simple reposition of the

Chair made from Sponges by Marcella Foschi

The designer Marcella Foschi participated in the workshop of the Campana brothers in Milan sponsored by 3M and developed this chair made from sponges. The final design is not such a big deal, and I’m pretty sure that a lot of people could make something like this, but …it has something interesting, and I can imagine a lot of creative…

“No Screw,No Glue” Stainless Steel Cabinets by Joost van Bleiswijk

The cabinets made by Dutch born designer, Joost van Bleiswijk… is the antithesis of the flatpack furniture for they are not screwed or glued together. His collection of No Screw, No Glue cabinets as well as other items such as a serving tray, candelabra, lantern and even a trophy are all made of stainless steel. The high sheen of the

Modern Sitting Solution : Lava Sofa

Cor furniture… takes lounging into another level, by introducing their new Lava Sofa. In collaboration with designers Kristen Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll of Studop Vertijet, Core furniture’s Lava Sofa has so many things to offer. The “Lava” is so many things, “a work of art and a piece of sitting-reclining lounge furniture at the same time, the concept of

Furniture for Primary School Children

It doesn’t matter how hard times get, people will spend money on their children. Parents will throw bus loads of money at anything they think will help their children perform better in school, to get ahead, to go to a better school, to get ahead, rinse and repeat.

Simon Dennehy… has something parents can buy their elementary school children for

Sketch Chairs – Mommy’s Chair by Lucy Merchant

Look closely. Very, very closely. These chairs appear to be a child’s drawing or a delibrate cartoon sketch on paper. But they are not. They are fully 3-D chairs i.e. real chairs anyone can sit on. Lucy Merchant… is the designer behind Mommy’s Chair, a series of hand-bent recycled steel chairs with white seats which she says, represents “the spontaneity

Dolce Vita Chair and Footrest Set

A long day at the office deserves at least a couple of minutes of rest in a comfortable place. Stefano Bigi designed the Dolce Vita swivel chair and footrest combo for La Cividina Inc… and obviously did a very good job. First thing that gets the attention is the shape and the powerful orange color. Crafted in ABS plastic and

The Wave Bookcase from Urbinati

This beautiful combination of glass and bent, dubbed The Wave Bookcase, was designed by Leonardo Emiliozzi for the Italian furniture manufacturer Urbinati…. With aluminum feet and made of crystal and straight or curved plywood, the cabinet comes in two heights and widths, both allowing custom positioning of the shelves. Can’t say if they’re solid enough to keep all your

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