Trevor O’Neil at the 2010 Guerrilla Truck Show in Chicago

While we were in Chicago for the NeoCon show, we visited the 6th annual Guerrilla Truck Show of young artists and furniture designers who exhibit their work inside of moving trucks in the Fulton Market neighborhood of Chicago. At the show, we met Trevor O’Neil, who was exhibiting some of his furniture and lighting designs.

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The SITE Collection by WilliamsSorel for Davis Furniture

At the 2010 NeoCon show in Chicago, the American manufacturer Davis Furniture, exhibited the
SITE collection that was designed by California-based designers Otto Williams and Jess Sorel.

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Ionic Bench by Laurie Beckerman

New York-based designer Laurie Beckerman has created the Ionic Bench.

Laurie says:

It’s inspired by the capital of an Ionic column.  Instead of the look of dense stone, I wanted to extract the lines of the form to create a light, spacious and resilient bench in which a person sits in the middle — framed on either side by two big luxurious scrolls.

Made from 1″ thick Baltic birch plywood, the bench’s profile is cut out 18 times with the use of CNC technology.  The slices are laminated together for a strong, curvaceous form.  The surfaces that reveal the plies are finely sanded, and coated with a high-quality Italian acrylic;  the result is a seat that is sensuously smooth to the touch.

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Pile Isle Bamboo Bench by Elena Goray

Dutch designer Elena Goray, in cooperation with CONBAM, a bamboo distributor in Germany, has created the Pile Isle bamboo bench.

A bundle of brown bamboo poles is strapped together in smart and simple way. Just 4 belts of stainless steel are keeping the shape – no screw and no glue is necessary.

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The Octopus Chair by Samwoong Lee

Korean designer Samwoong Lee has created the Octopus chair.

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The SP-7 Table by Schwab/Panther

German designers Flo Schwab and Georg Panther recently exhibited their first product, the SP-7 Table, at the DMY Design Festival in Berlin.

The table has a four piece bent-wire frame that is only held together by tension and pressure.

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