‘972’ & ‘793’ by Paolo Ferrari

972 & 793 | Paolo Ferrari

In its various models; 531, 581, 793, 972, 959 the design by Paolo Ferrari focuses on the relationship between use value and aesthetic value of an object in an original way, giving seatbelts a new social status – a daily accessory.

‘tranSglass’

‘tranSglass’ lidded carafes are perfect for keeping water handy at bedsides and desks. Made from recycled wine bottles, each translucent carafe comes with a lid that doubles as a glass for drinking. Carafes comes in 2 pieces which includes one cut bottle and one matching lid/tumbler.

Designed by Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje

Available via: www.artecnicainc.com.

stamp sets

Set of 5 molded natural rubber stamps with thick cushion, each mounted on maple block presented in hand finished 4 x 8 inch birch box.

Price per Set: $36.50

More: www.yellowowlworkshop.com.

‘Porcupine Desk’ by Hella Jongerius

‘As an ideal companion to the Panton Chair, the Porcupine Desk provides children with a perfect place to play or draw. The small wooden table contrasts appealingly with the plastic chairs and also asserts a distinctive identity with its asymmetrical shape. The table surface shows a printed motif resembling a charm bracelet, with animal shapes and other symbols attached to a chain link circle. Some of the links in the chain are bored through the tabletop, so that coloured markers supplied with the desk can be stored in the holes. Add a little imagination, and the table resembles a porcupine— which is what inspired the name.’

For further information visit: www.vitra.com.

newspaper furniture by David Stovell

newspaper furniture | David Stovell

Inspired to extend the ephemeral life of newspapers, David Stovell’s Sunday Paper products consist of tightly rolled newspapers strapped together into stools.

Stovewell’s simple yet beautifully effective Sunday papers explore the “compressed life cycle” of the material: “[they] have a cultural and economic value, and that the same product has a different set of values by Monday morning, in that the news is old news and their value is for pulp. I wondered that if by simply repackaging, the material life cycle could be extended.”

How to make your own newspaper stool: www.stovelldesign.co.uk.