Posts Tagged ‘ Wooden ’

Hand-Crafted Wooden Scooter “Vespa Daniela”


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The following masterpiece was created by Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto. Called “Vespa Daniela” it’s completely hand-crafted scooter, complete with Napolitan-striped paneling and spinning roulette wheels. It definitely takes a lot of time to complete such a work of art. A forgotten Vespa in Carlos Alberto’s garage was the stimulation to create this masterpiece. He dismantled the pieces of the old scooter and kept the engine, the suspensions and the wheels. The bike was designed for his daughter Daniela and features a functional 50cc motor.

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“Squishy” Chairs by Annie Evelyn


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Annie Evelyn is a furniture designer who has been developing her unusual furniture upholstery techniques since she was a student. This collection of chairs, named “Squishy”, has been designed for Brooklyn-based company New Colony Furniture. Other Evelyn’s works in her portfolio display a sense of humor about seating, with an “impolite chair” boasting a built-in whoopee cushion, and a piece entitled “Sit on My Finger” that’s a tiny chair you wear as a ring. Evelyn reclaims wooden chair frames, lines the seats and backs with foam, and painstakingly covers these surfaces with small pieces of hard materials that give way when pressure is applied. With this technique, she’s able to make cracked cement, tiles and faceted pieces of wood into exceptionally comfortable seating surfaces. Instead of poking you, those sticks will cradle the curves of your body.

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Wooden Sandwichbike By Basten Leijh


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Presented during the 2013 Salone del Mobile, the Sandwichbike wooden bicycle by Dutch designer Basten Leijh will start production. Made of two wooden panels, this bicycle was inspired by the concept of flat packing and home assembly. To enable to make it a build-it-yourself product, Basten Leijh rethought most aspects of the classic velocipede. Instead of a welded frame, the vehicle is engineered as a “sandwich” of two weather coated frames of layered plywood. Bonded together by “smart cylinders”, the frames and components become a durable piece of technology.

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Personalized Cutting Boards by Elysium Woodworks


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Take a look at these custom wooden cutting boards. Some of them are engraved with the periodic table of elements, some with some symbols by your choice. The cutting boards are available in maple, white oak, beech and walnut. To make your board even more special you can ask to engrave your name and initials inside the spot of the 118th element Ununoctium.

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Creative Babele Lamp


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A lamp Babele created by Manifattura Italiana Design, in the shape of a classic table lamp silhouette, is comprised of wooden sections made to be disassembled and reassembled. Starting from a classic abat-jour (lampshade) silhouette and playing with it: disassembling it in plain sections, shuffling and putting them back in order, creating and defining light gaps. It’s an ever changing object with an innate anchitectural nature. A simple figure, an idea, a lamp that illuminates and inspires creativity.

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Tsovet SVT-AX87 Automatic Watch


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A limited release of Swiss made Tsovet SVT-AX87 wrist watch is available to offer highly intrinsic features. Gun metal bezel color, water resistant up-to 100meters underwater, custom touch, luminous and gold markers, dial available in silver BDL/ non-magnetic and matte finish, along with all those features the watch comes in a custom designed wooden display box.

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Wooden Watch Collection by Ab Aeterno


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From a sundial, to a water clock, to the rings of a tree, we have developed our ability to measure time from  the resources around us. Italian watchmaker Ab Aeterno draws on the beauty and richness of the Australian landscape to create their collection of wooden watches. As a combination of modern Citizen movement technology and ageless materials (the brand’s name means from time immemorial) these are timepieces that are both organic and precise. Crafted from 100% natural sandalwood, each watch is hypoallergenic and, thanks to the wood grain, visually unique.

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Wooden Mosaic Sculptures By Haroshi


Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Being the big fan of skateboarding Haroshi began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards. The most important style of Haroshi’s three-dimensional art piece is the wooden mosaic. In order to make a sculpture out of a thin skateboard deck, one must stack many layers. But skate decks are already processed products, and not flat like a piece of wood freshly cut out from a tree. With his experience and almost crazy knowledge of skateboards, Haroshi is able to differentiate from thousands of used deck stocks, which deck fits with which when stacked. After the decks are chosen and stacked, they are cut, shaven, and polished with his favorite tools.

Sexy Seating.


I’ll do my best to not sound pornographic when describing this design, but the truth is that this is one sexy piece. The JOKI bench’s curves have a sensual aesthetic that is also functional as it contours the human body perfectly. The fluid shape was carefully planned so the modular pieces can be recombined to align perfectly no matter which ends you combine.

Bright Woods, The LED Stool Collection.



Unique and eye-catching, Bright Woods’ collection of illuminated chairs and coffee tables are sure to capture your attention with their engaging glow. I discovered this dope collection of furniture at Milan Design Week, and we’re enamored with the unique aesthetic that’s equal parts alien nation and woodland tranquility. These radiant pieces, made from wood and natural resin strips, were designed by Giancarlo Zema for the Avanzini Group and are currently on display at the Design in Nature exhibition in the Triennale Design Museum as part of the Milan Furniture Fair.

The World’s Largest Wooden Structure.


What is there not to like about Metropol Parasol?  The waffle-like crown structure in Seville, Spain has been finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004.  Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world’s largest wooden structure. The Metropol Parasol project was part of the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects, this project becomes the new icon for Seville, a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations.

Project: Metropol Parasol
Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain
Function: archeological site, farmers market, elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants
Site area: 18,000 square meters
Building area: 5,000 square meters
Total floor Area: 12,670 square meters
Number of floors: 4
Height of the building: 28.50 meters
Structure: concrete, timber and steel
Principal Exterior: timber and granite
Principal interior material: concrete, granite and steel
Designing period: 2004-2005
Construction period: 2005-2011
Building/Cost: 90 Million Euro

Got Wood?


As technology continues its meteoric rise, gadgets are becoming an ever more important part of our day to day lives. Designers occasionally grow tired of sleek plastic and modern alloy finishes and like to return to the nostalgia of yesteryear. Modern gadgets in a well finished casing of good old fashioned wood can give the item unique appeal and the conflict of the modern device and its wooden outer creates a truly interesting object. Below are some of the coolest wooden gadgets we have seen.