Vermont based Johnny Swing is a master of repurposed material, and here we see his collection of seating that uses a variety of coins (quarters, nickels, half-dollars) to produce a couch and some chairs. The Nickel Couch alone uses approximately 7000 nickels (that’s $350 worth of nickels for those of you too lazy to do the math), and required a painstaking 35000 welds to the stainless steel substructure.
Visit the Johnny Swing website – here.
Description from Luxy:
Make the composition you need with modular upholstered benches, then on any side plug-in any from a series of elements: backrest cushions, work tablets, armrests, and table. Gang the sofas together, place coffee and tables, and you’re ready.
Chromed tubular steel frame plug-in anywhere along the perimeter of the benches seamlessly.
Invert, switch, change, rearrange: plug-in.
Visit the Luxy website – here.
NaturesCast products are manufactured using dry leaves, dead twigs and barks gathered from the forests around Compostela, Province of Cebu, The Philippines. Forest scraps are then shredded through a special machine, bonded together using an odorless water based binder and shaped into functional forms designed by local artists.
Visit the NaturesCast website – here.
Description from LYX:
The Pipedream seating system from LYX turns any open area into an exciting place. The parallel tubes – one used as seat and the other as backrest – winds through the room like a friendly pipe grid. The effect is spectacular, softly forcing people to want to sit down even if they had not planned to – offering a short time of contemplation and reflection in a fast paced world. A combination of high-density foams makes it surprisingly comfortable. And since it’s available in a number of upholsteries and leg materials it fits into any environment. With white leather and chromed legs it enhances any designer hotel lobby. And with a cool +100 000 Martindale fabric it belongs in any design oriented space with intensive human traffic.
Visit the LYX website – here.
Considering that the Laurel chair is a 2008 Reddot Design award winner, and is also nominated for the coveted 2009 German Designpreis awards, we’re surprised at how little attention it has received from the media, so we’re doing our part to get it out there.
Designed by Jan Armgardt for the German furniture manufacturer Seefelder, the Laurel chair is available with armrests, as well as a wingback and non-wingback cantilevered version.
Visit the Seefelder website – here.
Some new outdoor furniture from the Thailand based manufacturer MOBAN.
Visit the MOBAN website – here.
Cake is a set of table and stools. The table is designed to fit five triangle shaped stools that can be pulled out and offered up to guests like a piece of cake. The stools are made from recyclable plastic and wrapped with polyamide-jersey base cloth which is both waterproof and UV resistant. The table is made from stainless steel and tempered glass.
Saboo is an outdoor daybed lounger made from recycled polypropylene, stainless steel and teak.