Designed by Belgian industrial designer Jens Praet these sleek and textured furniture pieces are constructed from shredded magazines and documents mixed with clear resin. Each of the 12 pieces was made solely from a different magazine including publications like Art in America, Details, and Fast Company. Nine of them are currently on display as part of Praet’s first U.S. solo show, Fossilized, at Industrial Gallery in Washington D.C. through February 26. (via yatzer)
Made of New York is a simple, modern furniture collection constructed from industrial-era materials salvaged from demolished buildings. The furniture is the brainchild of former creative director of Ikea Sweden, John-Michael Ekeblad, furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane.
The process begins with sourcing the wood, much of which comes from torn down 19th-century buildings. In determining the use for each part the team aims to have “minimal treatment of the wood in favor of sustaining its naturally worn out beauty and charm.” The resulting pieces are each completed within five to ten days, using water-based stains and sealers and wood plugs whenever necessary.
Unexpectable is an interesting table and light system designed by Jenna Postma, a recent graduate of the art academy of Groningen in Holland. The table surface has an embedded panel that works as a light switch and a small crank on the side that adjusts the level of the light. See a video of it in action. (via design milk)
My Google-sense tells me this three string shelf by Lara Knutson made the rounds a bit last year, but it’s definitely new to me. The title is kind of a misnomer, it’s actually just one string fed through a network of eyelet screws to create three points of contact for books to rest on. Simplistic, clever, and cheap. (via @designsponge)