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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Entering a New Dimension in Furnituremaking

Imagine, if you will, a world where objects designed on paper and in software programs can be printed into the real world. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into … reality? This is no episode of The...

Shape-Shifting: The Future of Furniture?

What if furniture wasn’t just a collection of static objects sitting in your home or office, but a dynamic “machine” that changed its shape in response to your energy and emotions? If it sounds a little like science fiction, it’s no wonder: The inventors of Transform — a...

Furniture for Bookworms

We’re avid readers — not to mention keen on libraries — so when the Cool Spaces! team comes across furniture for book lovers, we have to share it. How about curling up in the Bookworm seating and storage solution from Atelier 010 (shown above)? This whimsical piece is as...

Sit … or Stand? It’s Up to You

It’s a well-documented fact that prolonged sitting time in the workplace can lead to a number of health-related ailments among sedentary workers. Negative health outcomes — including cardiovascular disease and obesity — have led many to the conclusion that it’s better to stand...
Posted On 07 Jan 2014

Perfectly Imperfect: New Directions in Wood

“Life is not a straight line.” You don’t have to look any further than out your window to find this truism on display. For those that want to bring the concept inside, start by checking out the products from surfacing and flooring manufacturer Boleform. Thanks to advancements in...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

From Waste to Furniture: FluidSolids

Several years ago, Zurich, Switzerland–based designer Beat Karrer set out to find an environmentally friendly way to create furniture, architectural pieces, and other products. Fast-forward to 2013, and his concept is a reality: FluidSolids. How does it work? The basic principle...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013
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