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A Saw-Toothed Design Was Used To Make This Uniquely Adjustable Height Side Table

A Saw-Toothed Design Was Used To Make This Uniquely Adjustable Height Side Table

New York-based designer and architect Bjarke Ballisager, has created ‘Together and Apart’, a wood side table whose height can be adjusted.

The table is designed as two interlocking blocks of wood that each has one edge with a saw-toothed surface.

The table, which can also be used as a stool, laptop stand, or a bedside table, has two different sizes, and are available in solid white oak, ebonized
ash wood, and cork.

‘Together and Apart’ is patent pending.

A’ Furniture And Decor Design Award Winners

A’ Furniture And Decor Design Award Winners

This article has been brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts around the world, and showcasing the 10,051 award winners made up of 180 nationalities.

A’ Design Award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe. You can register your design, here.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Flow Chair by Alexander Diaz Andersson. Photography by Alexander Diaz Andersson.

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually in 110 different categories that include: Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award and the Good Fashion Design Award. You can see all of the award categories – here.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Reverse Clock by Mattice Boets. Photography by Mattice Boets.

The A’ Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design Competition is a specialized design competition open to both concept stage and realized furniture designs, homeware and decor items by talented designers, furniture manufacturers and producers worldwide. If you’re interested, you can register your design, here.

Let’s have a look at some more of the winning furniture, homeware, and decor projects from the last awards…

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Drum Pouf by Serge Atallah. Photography by Serge Atallah.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Dutz – Jungle Collection Glass Vase by Sini Majuri. Photography by Heidi-Hanna Karhu.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Iperbolica Armchairs by Alessandro Ciffo. Photography by Emilio Tremolada.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Lina Armchair by Fernanda and Leo Mangiavacchi. Photography by Divulgacao Elon.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Carbon Barstool by Homel Design Furniture. Photography by + mormor productions – Filipe Silva

Find more photos and information about this project, here. MOLT Armchair by Taylor Cheng. Photography by Art Center College of Design Photography.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Orosi Case Bookcase by Fateme Hatami and Hanieh ForootanMram. Photography by the designers.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. La Tarde Armchair by Linda Martins. Photography by Rodrigo Ortega.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Arc Armchair by Hung Yuan Chang. Photography by Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. BRUK Armchair by Andrei Reshetin – Black Owl. Photography by Andrei Reshetin.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. . Photography by the designer.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Modular Desk Design Table by Yuanyuan Yang. Photography by Junting Liu.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Grid Table by Mian Wei. Photography by the designer.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Skin Sideboard by Roberta Banqueri. Photography by Thomas William D Avila .

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Herringbone Writing Desk by Agne Balke. Photography by Antanas Minkevicius.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. The Pilo Side Table by Brooke M Davis. Photography by Thomas Davis.

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Lollipop Armchair by Natalia Komarova. Photography by Natalia Komarova

Find more photos and information about this project, here. Round Home Decorative Objects by Patapian Studio Co. Ltd. Photography by the designer.

You can see more award winners from all categories, here, and to be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition you can register today – here. 

The next deadline for entries is February 28th, 2020.
The winners and results will be posted on CONTEMPORIST on April 15th, 2020.

This article has been brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition.

Caterina Moretti Has Designed Furniture Made From Volcanic Rock

Caterina Moretti Has Designed Furniture Made From Volcanic Rock

Mexican-based designer and studio director Caterina Moretti of Peca, has designed a collection of sculptural furniture pieces made from volcanic rock.

The monolithic collection, titled ‘LOTO Roca’, includes two side tables, which can also be used as stools, that both have a textured black appearance.

The designs, which are created in two different heights/widths, are hand-carved with a chisel and hammer from a single piece of volcanic rock.

Here are several photos that show a glimpse of how the furniture pieces were made by local artisans.

40+ Modern Christmas Gift Ideas For Friends And Family

40+ Modern Christmas Gift Ideas For Friends And Family

Shopping for family and friends can sometimes be hard. To make the hunt a little easier we’ve created a gift guide that has some of the most minimal, modern, and contemporary gifts.

From jewelry and bags to wooden toys and home decor, this guide will make sure you find something for all the modern people in your life.

Gifts For Women

Find It Here > 14K Solid Gold Bar Necklace by CustomEliteJewelry

Find It Here > Gold Hair Clip by annielesperance

Find It Here > Modern Earrings by Sage & Olivia

Find It Here > The COWRIE Infinity Necklace by OmiWoods

Find It Here > Walnut Women’s Watch by AngieWoodCreationsCo

Find It Here > Peppermint Chamomile Self Care Gift Set by BethAndOliviasMarket

Gifts For Men

Find It Here > Leather Bracelet by ZOZiJewelry

Find It Here > Zebrawood Men’s Watch by AngieWoodCreationsCo

Find It Here > Pamper Hamper for Men by MyMimiStar

Find It Here > Vetiver & Spruce Beard Kit by TheWillowsBarkshop

Find It Here > Gin Making Kit by MuddyBootsHerbalTeas

Gifts For Kids

Find It Here > Pastel Balancing Stones by HappyLittleFolks

Find It Here > A DIY Dollhouse Kit by MichuThings

Find It Here > Modern Wood Toys by tateplota

Find It Here > Wood Play Kitchen by MIDMINI

Find It Here > Wood Memory Games by WoodContourCanada

Bags And Backpacks

Find It Here > Leather Duffle Bag by USALeatherShop

Find It Here > Black Leather Weekend Bag by MAHILeather

Find It Here > Dopp Travel Kit by CKRLeather

Find It Here > Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag by RedMaus

Find It Here > Natural Cork Backpack by KindlyFree

Home Office

Find It Here > Ceramic pen pot by AnnieCeramic

Find It Here > White Terrazzo Phone Stand by LisaAngelLtd

Find It Here > Desk Organizer by StandoutEDC

Find It Here > Leather Travel Tech Organizer by USALeatherShop

Find It Here > 4 in 1 Desk Organizer by WINETS

Find It Here > Cable Organizer by CitySheep

Find It Here > Leather Desk Pad by Northwind Supply

Home Decor

Find It Here > Home decor by Melanie Abrantes

Find It Here > Chunky Knit Blanket by ShepsWool

Find It Here > White Minimalist Bisque Vases by EverDreamCraft

Find It Here > Succulent Cactus Candle by ZOETSTUDIO

Find It Here > Family Portrait by GluePaperScissors

Find It Here > Hanging Ceramic Planter (Terracotta) by NoaRazerStudio

Find It Here > Mid Century Modern Mountain Wall Art Prints by HELLSTROMprints

Find It Here > Minimalist Metal Wall Clock by Artepera

Host Gifts

Find It Here > Ridgeway Mod Geometric Candle by vital

Find It Here > Aromatherapy Gift Box by The Fern Planet

Find It Here > Macaron Candle Trio by ZOETSTUDIO

Find It Here > Artisan Soap by BotanyBarnCanada

Find It Here > Double Wine Tote by Northwind Supply

An LED And Laser-Cut Wood Combine To Create This Sculptural Pendant Light

An LED And Laser-Cut Wood Combine To Create This Sculptural Pendant Light

Hungarian designer Zsuzsanna Horvath has created a delicate and striking pendant lamp named ‘Illan’.

When talking about the design, Zsuzsanna mentions, “The idea of the lamp comes from experimentation with models of laser cutting applied to different materials. When sheets of paper and wood are cut geometrically, they take on new characteristics, suspended by the force of gravity.”

The lamp, which can be found through Luceplan, is composed of a very light body made with extremely thin, flexible plywood, that was laser cut along densely packed equidistant lines.

This resulted in the lamp becoming a three-dimensional sculptural object that reacts to the slightest movement of the air, while the warm glow of the light creates a relaxing sensation, reflecting on the wooden surface in harmonious resonance.

Once suspended from the ceiling, Illan takes on volume thanks to the force of gravity and assumes its characteristic form that floats in the air. Skillful use of the LED source creates very comfortable and relaxing diffused lighting.

Here’s a few more photos that show how the light can look in different sizes and location.

Photography by Zsuzsanna Horvath, Ville Vappula, And Luceplan

Mirrors And Furniture Appear To Melt In The Latest Collection From Bower Studios

Mirrors And Furniture Appear To Melt In The Latest Collection From Bower Studios

New York City based firm Bower Studios, has recently launched the ‘Melt Collection’, that includes a series of mirrors and furniture pieces.

The Melt Collection captures the story of a series of objects that have undergone a transformation.

Tabletops, chair seats, and wall mirrors are each softly slumped over their respective rigid frames, supporting them into their final, functional resting place.

Although these slab-like elements are made from different materials, they seem to share the same “melting point”, like the mirrors that are melting around a wood support.

The designers explain, “The creamy upholstered seat cushions, the
travertine table tops, the glass mirrors, all drooping down as if experiencing some force of nature, some oppressive heat or laziness perhaps that exists in a dimension of their own.”

Here’s a look at all of the furniture pieces included as part of the Melt Collection…

This Bed That Drops Down From The Ceiling Was Designed As A Solution For Small Apartments

This Bed That Drops Down From The Ceiling Was Designed As A Solution For Small Apartments

Ori, a company that makes smart furniture for small homes, has designed the ‘Cloud Bed’.

The design, which wraps around from the ceiling to the wall, includes both a sofa and a bed, that transforms between the two seamlessly.

The Cloud Bed lowers from the ceiling, covering the cozy living space, and transforming the room into a bedroom.

Watch the video below to see how the cloud bed moves.

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A’Design Award Announce Their World Design Rankings

The World Design Rankings for 2020.

This article has been brought to you by A’Design Awards.

A’Design Award and Competition have released their World Design Rankings (WDR) in Arts, Architecture and Design, with China taking first place among the 108 represented countries in 2020 with 86 Platinum Design Awards won globally.

The World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award, and this year 2 new countries were added to the list – Macau (China) and Iraq.

China ranked as number 1 among the 108 represented countries, followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey, and Australia which took the top positions in 2020.

If you’re interested in discovering more of the top designers, artists and architects, regardless of the design discipline, you can find the individual and overall rankings of all designers, artists and architects at the Designer Rankings website – here.

You can also find more information on how to register for the A’Design Award and Competition – here. Let’s take a look at some of the previous winners of the “A’ Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award” Category…

Solar Skywalks by Peter Kuczia. Rendering by nomadd+. Find out more here.

Cloud of Luster by Tetsuya Matsumoto. Photography by ©Stirling Elmendorf. Find out more here.

Hkbcf-Passenger Clearance Building by Aedas. Photography by Aedas. Find out more here.

Z Line House by Revano Satria. Photography by Fernando Gomulya Photography. Find out more here.

Hill Wind Hotel and Resort by Huafang Wang. Photography by Song Ye and Xinghao Liu. Find out more here.

Navigator by Kris Lin. Photography by KLID. Find out more here.

One Year Project by Kotaro Anzai. Photography by Shinkenchiku-sha Co.. Find out more here.

Villa At by Todd Saunders. Photography by Bent Rene Synnevag. Find out more here.

Yuanlu Community Center by JIE LEE. Photography by Prism Images / Arch-exist. Find out more here.

Da Chang Muslim Cultural Center by Hejingtang Studio. Photography by Yaoli. Find out more here.

Cloud Park by Meng Fanhao. Photography by Yao Li. Find out more here.

Impression Nanxi River by Ting Wang. Photography by Xu Ninglong. Find out more here.

To be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition you can register – here.
Learn more about A’ Design Award and Competition – here.

The winners and results announced to the public and posted on CONTEMPORIST on April 15th, 2021.

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This Oversized And Sculptural Wood Throne Was Made From Recycled Pallets

This Oversized And Sculptural Wood Throne Was Made From Recycled Pallets

Designer Anton Brunberg has created a unique and sculptural chair named ‘Pallet Thief’, that uses recycled pallets as his chosen material.

With a background in fine woodworking, furniture design, and conceptual design, Anton set about trying to find the answer to the question, “How to still celebrate the pure joy of making and craftsmanship without having to use up the planet’s precious raw materials?”

‘Pallet Thief’ was his answer. Anton mentions that he “calculated that there are some six billion pallets in circulation worldwide. Most are made of wood. Each year, one percent of those pallets reach the end of their lifespan or are lost.”

This resulted in Anton using the pallet wood as his building material for his oversized chair.

By tapping into this industrial global supply of pallet wood, Anton has found his own natural resource, which provides him with all the materials he needs, that also allows him to carry on doing what he loves with a clean conscience.

This Small Wall Mounted Shelf Transforms Into A Desk For Working At Home

This Small Wall Mounted Shelf Transforms Into A Desk For Working At Home

Woodendot, a design studio and furniture maker from Spain, has created Alada, a wall-mounted shelf that transforms into a desk.

The design of the shelf was inspired by the movement that birds draw on the sky when they move their wings up and down.

This simple movement enabled the designers to seamlessly transform the furniture piece from a wall desk to a decorative shelf in just seconds, or vice versa.

When folded and on display as a shelf, the minimal design of Alada allows for invisible storage hidden behind, perfect for gadgets or notebooks.