Posts by tag: wacky and weird

Project Zip:per – Unzipping the Full Potential of Furniture Design

Project Zip:per – Unzipping the Full Potential of Furniture Design

January 16, 2013

Curiosity about everyday objects has become, in large part,  the most important motif to korean furniture design studio the zoom.

Their creative genius it seems, lies in their inspirational ability to reinterpret these seemingly mundane and unremarkable everyday objects, a process they refer to as ‘zoom:ing’.

‘Zoom:ing’ takes these objects and, through a combination of vision and skill, turns them into one of a kind furniture pieces that are both functional and a work of art.

In this particular scene, their recent  ‘zip:per’ project yielded a series of bookshelves,
chairs and wine racks that incorporate exaggerated zippers to provide a little humor and added function.

Take a look…


The ‘Take it Outside’ Table

October 18, 2012

The Take it outside Table...

When I first came across this picture of… well… um… this, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Cool? yeah, a little (c’mon, admit it!). Different, certainly. Weird, no question. But seriously, how does something like this even happen?!  I  mean, I understand that for the inspiration for a design like this one need look no further than the nearest fire-hydrant or lamppost, but there is so much about this table that doesn’t sit well with me. Perhaps it’s just a little too much? after all, tables are generally for eating or snacking of some kind, and well, there are some things you just don’t want to be reminded of when you are about to knock back a cold one…  All of which certainly speaks to the satirical nature of the design.