Opendesk provides open-source furniture for Kano’s London


Open-source furniture company Opendesk has created customised workspace fittings for self-build computer brand Kano (+ slideshow). Desks and storage units were manufactured using computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling, based on flat-pack designs from Opendesk’s online platform of downloadable products. The company worked closely with Kano to customise designs to meet the individual needs of the office, including a series of… Read more »

A futuristic twist on 1940s and ’50s designs


The “suits” at G-Star Raw, the Dutch premium denim label, certainly know how to motivate their employees. In 2014 the fashion firm commissioned acclaimed contemporary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to design its new headquarters in Amsterdam, then furnished it with new iterations of classic 1940s and ’50s designs by the late French Modernist Jean Prouvé. The result: a workplace that… Read more »



With extensive experience in the building and retrofitting of motor and sail boats, naval architect Javier Jaudenes founded Surge Projects in 2012, where he has gone on to design racing boats, series production cruising sailing boats, and optimized yachts. Based on the island of Mallorca, he believes in a fully integrated product developed by a commited and responsible team that… Read more »

Furniture designer inks Kindel contract


TRAVERSE CITY — Dale Campbell went to college to seek a degree in business. He ended up with a long career in interior and furniture design. He just hit a new career peak with a deal to be the first featured designer in high-end manufacturer Kindel Furniture Company’s new Designer Artist Series. Kindel is introducing a chair and ottoman Campbell… Read more »

ASFD Announces 2015 Pinnacle™ Award Judging Panel


Furniture Industry News Update – Furniture World Magazine The American Society of Furniture Designers announced the 2015 Pinnacle™ Award Finalists earlier this month at the World Market Center during the Las Vegas Market. The 20th Anniversary edition of the awards boasts 64 finalists in 16 categories. Pinnacle™ winners will be announced at association’s annual awards banquet/ceremony that will take place… Read more »

Historic hospital, coffee company, Hurst furniture warehouse now home to hip offices


Driving past the former Hurst office furniture warehouse, not much appears to have changed. But inside, 333 Short Street has come back from near death, which is probably fitting since it was originally a hospital. And not just any hospital. In 1895, the “lady managers” of what was then the Protestant Infirmary built a state-of-the art annex, with walls made… Read more »

Adding Fun to Office Furniture


Imagine leaving a business meeting and literally gliding down a slide to reach your desk. It may sound like some wacky innovation from a Roald Dahl story, but it’s actually what’s been happening in offices around the world. Many modern offices are even starting to resemble playgrounds or theme parks. Yes, the days of the neverending cubicle farms appear to… Read more »

Furniture Design Swaps Glue and Screws for “Keys”

Furniture Design Swaps Glue

Nanyang Technological University’s Interlocking furniture looks like an Escher drawing and further simplifies user assembly Up to now, easily assembled furniture has made use of screws, barrel nuts and glue to allow homeowners without building skills to put together their beds and bookcases without undue stress. This may change, according to a technical paper released by a team at Singapore’s… Read more »

Furniture Design Award


Sydney-based designer Seaton Mckeon, currently an in-house designer at the Blue Sky Design Group, was awarded the first biennial Australian Furniture Design Award, presented by Adelaide design non-profit JamFactory and contemporary commercial furniture design studio Stylecraft. Mckeon’s design, called The Sun The Moon and Me, is a freestanding light and mirror that depicts the stars in the night sky with… Read more »

Assemble This Furniture By Beating The Shit Out Of It

Assemble This Furniture

Flat pack furniture is great in theory, but in practice it can be complex and overwrought (looking at you, Ikea). The founders of Whackpack, a company that just received backing on Kickstarter, have a solution: more brute force, fewer Allen wrenches and screws. When Whackpack’s first piece—the ash wood Creepie stool—hits the market, here’s how you’ll assemble it: place one… Read more »