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Design of the Day – Have a ball of a time!

Good afternoon campers! I hope you had a ball this weekend. Speaking of round things, I’ve just come accross these uber bright ball chairs by Finn Stone for Bodie & Fou. Made from recycled ABS (virtually indestructible polypropylene) these coloured balls of fun can be used inside to add a modern touch or outside for your summer bbq!

The chairs were inspired by Vernon Panton’s use of colour and shapes and are suitable for any bottom over the age of 6. Costing £165 each from notonthehighstreet.com, adding this piece of colour to a room could be very expensive, but it would certainly make it pop.

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Design of the Day – Bums on seats!

Today’s Design of the Day is a cracker and gives a whole new meaning to “bums on seats“. Designed by Fabio Novembre for CASAMANIA, these His & Her seats certainly compliment the derriere. Moulded polythene casts of the back of a male and female body from the waist down to the legs, make the shape of the chair. So when seated, from the back, it looks like you’ve got no clothes on whilst tucking into your fish n’ chips – classy!

The design is born directly from the Panton chair and is meant to reflect the beauty and harmony of the human body. The chair comes in a variety of colours from purple and yellow to orange and green, including clear which is my personal favourite. Costing around £300 each they’re certainly not cheap but if you have the pennies why not!

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Design of the Day – when Design and Street Art meet

Designer and co-founder of design studio Yellow Diva, David Whalley collaborated with Australian street artist Phibs to create this funky vinyl chair which was exhibited at the 2008 Fringe Furniture Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

Whalley based the design on the human body and Phibs graffiti represents Polynesian tattoo’s that was achieved with automotive spray die that soaked into the vinyl upholstery.My eye is instantly attracted to the colourful swirls which bring the chair and the smooth curves which look incredibly comfortable.

I also love the fact that is you look at the piece from the side it resembles a fish shape – not sure if that’s on purpose though!

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Dragon’s Den survivor preaches the eco design gospel

After stumbling across “Annie” the shopping trolley chair, by contemporary Eco designer Max McMurdo, I just HAD to get in contact with his company reestore and find out more. Max’s approach to sustainable interiors is refreshing and oozes style. But it’s not only The Design Hub who’ve been wowed with his creations, he’s been nominated to be a judge for this years Observer newspaper Ethical Awards and attracted the interest of two business big shots… Continue reading

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Design of the Day – Meet Annie the chair, previous occupation – A shopping trolley

Today’s Design of the Day is one which will make you smile and think “what a crazy idea yet so perfect!”. Contemporary Eco design studio Reestore takes random objects like aeroplane wings, wheel barrows and shopping trolleys, then turns them into beautifully stylish pieces of furniture – another fantastic approach to sustainable interiors.

Designer and Managing Director of  Reestore, Max McMurdo, first made head way with his products when he pitched to the terrifying Dragon’s Den panel in series 5 of the show. He managed to impress the fierce Deborah Meaden and business genius Theo Paphitis, who invested in the company.

I’ve chosen Max’s “Annie” chair which in a previous life was a shopping trolley. It’s just fascinating how this symbol of the scrap yard can be totally transformed in to a perfectly functional chair. It takes 4 – 6 weeks to be delivered and will set you back £550.

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Design of the Day – Wall climbing furniture

Furniture designer Lila Jang pushes the boundaries of design to the limit with her unusual creations. The piece I have chosen today is a sofa which literally climbs the wall! Created in 2008 for the Parcours Saint-Germain exhibition in Paris, the “Canape” sofa is half on the floor and half up the wall – perfect for a tiny room!

Lila’s other designs follow the same obscure format as the “Canape” and almost look melted. Her approach to furniture design is like nothing I’ve seen before, I can’t even find her official site so if anyone does give me a holla.

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Design of the day – Maria Westerberg’s T-Shirt Chair

Winner of this years Swedish Green Furniture Award, designer Maria Westerberg is making waves with her quirky “T-Shirt chair”. Featured in George Clarke’s Ideal Home Show 2011 Coronation Street Eco re-fit, the chair was created from friends’ old t-shirts, her grandmother’s curtains and worn out jeans, woven through the metal frame to make the body of the piece.

The idea behind the chair enables you to create any design or colour scheme you want. You could use old or second-hand material to add a personal touch and thin out your wardrobe! Furniture Sweden will be re-producing the chair which will be woven with left-overs from sofa  manufacturing that can be replaced with wear and tear. The piece is thought to cost around £2000 which is a little steep for me, but I’m sure it will become a furniture classic we look back on.

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Design of the day

Da Bomb!

This fantastic chair is certainly a stunner and would be a perfect piece to get everybody talking. Designed by Italian company Adrenalina, “The Bomb” chair is made from thick foam and the red fabric is meant to represent the concept of “challenge”.

98 cm high by 150 cm wide and concealing pointy spikes, it may look uncomfortable but the piece is made to give the derrier extra comfort. Although it does remind me of the female temperament, beautiful and stunning like the colour red but can turn spiky and sharp in a moment! It’s so true…

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Patriotic Pieces for Your Home

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Design of the day

A Royal occasion

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Celebrate your national pride and get in the mood for the most exciting Royal wedding for decades with a pair of stupendous “Pip and Pen” vintage dining chairs by Melanie Porter. Individually knitted and felted, the covers give a sweater look and seem extremely comfy! It takes up to five weeks to knit the covers and restore the chairs back to their natural beauty, and a perfect way to inject character into your home.  You can grab a pair from www.notonthehighstreet.com for £1500.

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