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|"QUANTUM SHOT" #464|
article co-written by Rachel and Avi Abrams, link
Also read Part 1
When Designers Go Around the Bend
In our previous article we've seen some mind-scorching and trance-inducing lamps, tables and chairs...
Now we continue in the same groove, bringing to you the wildest furniture ideas - and more temptation to dump your current boxy bedroom sets and go for their "Mad IKEA in the Wonderland" variety.
Wireframe Furniture by Thomas Raschke - for the obsessed 3-D artists who see wireframe behind everything anyway:
This is not some kind of unfinished rendering, but pretty solid welded iron carcasses. Some slim folks might fall through the holes in these chairs, and coffee cups are definitely not safe on top of this "mesh" table.
It would be hard to get into this chair (but for entirely different reason) -
(design by Vladimir Tzesler and Sergei Voichenko)
Just as impractical (and vastly more uncomfortable) is a bristling Bed of Hay:
(photo by Arthur Klimov)
You would need a matching lamp to illuminate your ceaseless activity in this bedroom (since the itch and prickle will surely keep you awake all night).
"Antler Lamp" by Frank Buchwald will do just fine, but don't place it close to the hay -
Similarly-styled "branch" bookshelf (more info)
We do hope you enjoy spending time carefully balancing heavy objects. Don't put this one too close to your bed, either.
If you're not very squeamish, you can find "Armadillo Shell Lamp" in an antique store (with some luck) -
(image credit: Modern Mechanix)
For more tech- and steampunk-oriented individuals Frank Buchwald offers special series of lamps:
(image credit: Frank Buchwald)
If you're more into the surreal and like to pretend your life is a Dali painting, here are just the shelves for you:
(image credit: Dust Furniture)
While on the topic of unusual shelving, if you ever feel that you just want to disappear into a library, these shelves will help you do just that - and perhaps they make it easier to get the books on the upper shelves?
(images credit: Offbeat Homes and Ron Arad)
On the right is another variation on the theme of "curved bookshelves" (more info)
Or if you're more into geometric designs the Opus shelving system will work better:
Addictive Modular Shelving
We know that you have many pressing things to do with your time, and we're here to help you procrastinate as long as possible. We suggest you purchase pieces of this set and spend your time arranging... rearranging...
First one is from Tetrad Shelving:
Or you can have Cube Shelving by Andrew Tye (info) or Doris Kisskalt's Modular FlexiTubes (info) -
You can even have tetris-shaped bricks to help you build your ultimate tetris-shaped house:
(image credit: LevelSelect)
A Place of Solitude
Find yourself in a place that at once says "I'm a total geek" and "don't come too close"! Wait... isn't the second implied anyway?
This is a "Sonic Chair", by a German firm Designatics - creators of the egg bed and egg-like chair below:
Wallpaper for those who don't do drugs:
...those who do, will see all walls like that anyway.
Warping Wallpaper from Surrealien... A visual representation of an object's effect on the gravitational matrix of the universe, yes sir.
Entering the hall, looking (with a suppressed shriek) into a Meat Mirror (more info) -
(design by Victoria Reynolds)
Staggering into the bathroom... observing some potty-trained fish!.. This is a Fish'N'Flush toilet:
The supply of fish will need to be replaced after each flushing (just kidding).
Furniture not for "squares" or "blokes" of any kind
Be creative. Think (and sit) different.
Bike Chair from Bike Furniture is made from bikes, wouldn't you know:
Mother in Law coming for a "short" visit? If you lack the "leave me alone pod" to keep her out of your hair, you can always bring out the Cactus couch:
And if that doesn't deter her, perhaps realizing your coffee table isn't housebroken (and the other table clearly drunk) will do the trick:
(image credit: Straight Line Designs)
By the way, the best way to keep unwanted guests out is simply replace your doors with these:
This should stop in their tracks just about anybody - except Chuck Norris, who can slam revolving doors... and more.
Stay tuned for the next issues in this series! And go hack yourself a psychedelic lounge out of few pieces of wood, with strategically placed bunches of used LEDs. You'll thank yourself later.
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