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Illuminating Table is like an open wormhole in your home

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2008

Illuminating Table is like an open wormhole in your home
The only way this table could possibly get any better would be if it were black. That way it would actually look like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you forget about the legs anyway. Cinimod Studio’s Illuminating Table combines three dimensional arrays of interactive color movement controlled in real time by its environment.

You won’t have to use illegal substances to see pretty colors anymore, though I suppose if you do, you’ll just see more, maybe even freak out thinking you’re trapped inside the thing. Me, being the geek that I am, would put Star Trek ships on the table and pretend they’re getting sucked into a wormhole. Oh, and you could lay on it and thrash around, recreating several classic Sci-Fi scenes. Like Buck Rogers getting sucked into the future for instance.

The Executive Desk will have your gears turning

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2008

The Executive Desk will have your gears turning
Self-taught artist, Dale Mathis is a guy who, as far as I can tell from this piece, wants to rule over time…While mere mortals like you watch. The Executive Desk is a fully functional visual and kinetic desk, even has keyboard and mouse trays.

Each of his sculpture are uniquely crafted and come with a hefty price tag of $21,000 each. The question is, can you actually sit at this desk and not become completely depressed as you watch your life grind away? Minute…by minute…by stinking hour…Oh what’s the point…Video of the desk in action is below.

Alien tables: Not recommended for night time use

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2008

Alien Tables: Not recommended for night time use
These Alien tables are pretty awesome sculptural pieces. If Ripley went into the furniture business, this would naturally be the result. Who wouldn’t love to own one. Thing is, there’s no way this thing is in my house at night. Who wants to walk by this thing in the dark?

Interestingly, they’re hand crafted from recycled used car and bike parts, tools and other recycled metal, which makes every piece unique. They’ll cost you from about $300 to $4,450. They’re more than conversation pieces, they insure that your guests leave promptly after their business is concluded.

Salamander Designs offers rear A/V cabinet cooling

Posted in Furniture by Nino Marchetti on June 6th, 2008

Salamander Designs Extended Rear Panel with Active Cooling Kit

When we saw a press release from Salamander Designs announcing new A/V cabinet configurations, we yawned and moved to click to another page. Our click was stopped through when we read an interesting line about the company’s Extended Rear Panel with Active Cooling Kit. That looked pretty cool to us given the hot rat’s nest behind our A/V cabinet in the next room.

The Salamander Designs Extended Rear Panel with Active Cooling Kit is designed (without the Active Cooling Kit) to provide more depth and ventilation than standard rear panels and can reportedly be removed quicker. What the Active Cooling Kit adds to this configuration is a remote thermostat and dual fans which offer self-described “precision cooling.”

myP.O.D: Like putting an apartment in a cubicle

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2008

myP.O.D: Like putting an apartment in a cubicle
This workstation is more then a little disconcerting when you first see it. We are so used to minimalist design, it’s nice to see something fully loaded. As you can see it’s like they crammed an entire living space inside. It’s designed by designer Peter J. Sucy and it has tons of functionality. So much so that it requires an arch to enter.

Your first destination, the seat, which is fully adjustable. From there you’ll work away with fully adjustable monitors, a keyboard and a mouse. Plenty of storage here too, all easily accessible. Better still, look at all the room it has for your toys and gadgets. The kid in me wants to live in one like a fort. But alas, it remains a concept. Keep your fingers crossed.

Capcom rumbles with new video game chair

Posted in Furniture by Nino Marchetti on June 2nd, 2008

Capcom Reactor Video Game ChairIf you are a really big fan of Capcom games and want to feel the rumble of getting your butt kicked in Street Fighter and the like, the new Capcom-branded Reactor Video Game Chair from Ultimate Game Chair is for you. It will price around $180.

The Capcom Reactor Video Game Chair sports “eight high-impact vibrating motors and 3D-stereo sound.” The motors are located in the upper and lower back, as well as the seat cushion, offering a massage mode as well.

2,400 LED Pong table for gaming & dining

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2008

2,400 LED Pong table for gaming & dining
Pong has taken many strange twists and turns through our culture since the 70s and has somehow endured, despite it’s simple nature. Well, it’s back again and this time the game takes place on a table, allowing you to play and then dine. Or dine and then play a game for dessert. It’s from the mind of Moritz Waldemeyer. The table uses 2400 LEDs for display and has 2 trackpads.

Turned on, the trackpads let users control the paddles. Turn it off and it’s just a plain table again. It was part of MOMA’s Elastic Mind exhibit. I for one would love to see it go into production, but somehow I doubt it will. For one thing, it would force you to clear the table everytime you want a game and that’s just a bit too much if you love Pong and dining.

XYZ Computer Desk: True desktop PC

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2008

XYZ Computer Desk: True desktop PC
The XYZ Computer Desk has an awesome sleek design and gives the Sync some competition. It’s beautiful and at the same time easily upgradeable. The best part of course, is that you have the full computer right there, but it’s taking up no extra room.

All of the components and cables are inside the desk. Whenever you need to upgrade, just open the lid. The CDRW/DVD, USB and Hot Keys are on the side. It’s just a concept at the moment, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it go into production. It certainly makes life easier and saves space. Plus, it’s just plain pleasant to look at.

The Sync luxury integrated PC desk

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2008

The Sync luxury integrated PC desk
Now building a computer into a desk is a great idea, the problem is that you don’t always want to use your computer when you use the desk. That’s why Gareth Battensby’s Sync concept is a good one. The massive flip-up LCD sells me on the idea. The illuminated keyboard doesn’t hurt either.

The main thing is that Gareth has made sure you can actually use Sync as a desk when you want to. It was designed as a final year project for his degree, so sadly, Sync is unlikely to see the light of day. Very sad indeed, because aside from the practicality, it’s also a lovely piece of furniture.

The NES Coffee Table stores games, controls console

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2008

The NES Coffee Table stores games, controls console
The NES Coffee Table is one of the coolest mods we’ve seen recently. Get this, it’s not just decorative. You can actually use it as a controller during game play, and it also provides excellent space for storing away all of your gaming gear.

There’s only one problem that I can see. It’s a conversation piece for sure, but once your guests see it, that’s ALL they are going to talk about, asking a zillion questions, like “how much?” and “will you make me one?”.
Check out a video below.

Bell’O offers up nice new contemporary A/V cabinet

Posted in Furniture by Nino Marchetti on May 6th, 2008

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At some point in time it becomes necessary to move beyond the milk cartons and cardboard boxes you house your A/V gear in. One relatively new A/V cabinet we are eying is the AVSC-2061E from Bell’O, pricing at around $700.

Bell’o’s AVSC-2061E does up a nice combo of wood, glass and metal. It can hold a flat panel up to 65-inches in diameter as well as at least six audio video components and a center channel speaker. The middle shelf is adjustable as well.

The Rocket Chair really takes off

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2008

The Rocket chair really takes off
Ky Michaelson, better known as the Rocketman, has been messing around with rockets most of his life and has even managed to create a few nice rocket inspired contraptions. This is the Rocket Chair. It’s what a dental chair would look like if Flash Gordon were a dentist. It will actually take off and keep you in the air for 45 seconds.

The chair is all metal and even features three wheels that have independent suspensions. A 500 Pound Thrust Hydrogen-Peroxide rocket motor sits behind the chair, which will drink up seven gallons of fuel during it’s forty five second flight. If you want to see it, it will be on display at the Bloomington Art Centre in Minnesota.

Speaker media cabinet hides your stuff

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2008

Speaker media cabinet hides your stuff
If you like recycling objects and have some extra time on your hands, then this Speaker Media Cabinet might be just the thing. You can store anything you like inside, though it won’t fit a body, you’ll have to continue using the old fashioned car trunk for that.

It would be a great place to store your entertainment media, like DVDs and console games. All you need is a pair of large junked speakers, several chopping tools, the usual array of nuts and bolts, and the will to succeed.

A chair fit for the Dark Knight himself

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2008

A chair fit for the Dark Knight himself
In our ongoing attempt to decorate Wayne Manor entirely, I present to you the latest in Bat chairs. The Half Moon chair by designer Louis Saul was recently unveiled at the imm Cologne 2008. It’s designed as a wing chair with built-in skeleton-like bright orange seat cushioning. It’s a must for those nights when you’ve just thrown the Joker in Arkham asylum once again and you just need some rest.

Just sit back and relax…Until You get that call…Or until you see this signal in the sky…Then you can forget relaxing while watching a movie in this… Such is the life of a brooding and rich super hero.

Globus: an egg or a workstation?

Posted in Furniture by Nino Marchetti on March 10th, 2008

GlobusUpon first glance you might think the Globus workstation is someone’s idea of art or perhaps a giant egg cracked open. It is in fact a usable and mobile workstation designed by one Michael Van Der Kley and certainly something which beats working out of a cubicle farm.

Globus is described by Van Der Kley as a station offering flexibility in the work environment because of its rotating chair and pull out table top. It is on castors so you can roll this station around the office to make all of your officemates either jealous with envy or annoyed because you are sitting in an ugly egg.