Sometimes, what we need is just a warm hug. But when we live along, it is something not easy to get. Hence, designer Eun Kyoung Lee created “Free Hug Sofa” – a cozy sofa with arms. As you curl up on the Free Hug Sofa to read a book, relax, or even take a nap, you can wrap the arms around you. It will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend, and a lover without feeling lonely.
Although most of furnitures are made of wood (tree in another world), but we don’t often see the furniture literally has tree shape. While artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz allows natural form to dictate his furniture design, building shelves and tables that conform to the tree structures directly. To keep his design simple, Errazuriz places only thin panes of glass to add the functionality needed for shelves or tabletops. The trees used in his one-of-a-kind furnitures are fallen limb from forests in South America. After find the right branch, he took them back to his workshop. There, he twisted, turned, and readapted it, allowing the giant branch to hug a flat wall or stand on the floor, having their new life as unconventional furniture.
If you ever watched the movie Inception, you probably will have the feeling by looking at this bent coffee table which is quite similar to the scene where the power to bend dreams according to the dream architect’s will is demonstrated. Inspired by the movie, Cyprus based designer Stelios Mousarris crafted this ‘Wave City‘ coffee table that bends a landscape of buildings in half, using the overlapping surface as the tabletop. Using 3D print technology, Mousarris illustrates an urban side-walk scattered with skyscrapers that seemingly lifts into the air and finally folds back onto itself in a single, continuous curve. With the price tag of €4000.00, this coffee table is probably is one the most expensive artistic coffee table.
Sebastian Errazuriz, New York City-based designer, is famous for his ability to create stunning furniture which can be cleverly transformed into something completely unexpected. Using woods like maple and bamboo, he crafts pieces that can look fairly innocuous but be manipulated in ways rarely seen in furniture design. In the other words, these furniture might means more to eye than its practical usage. But if you like to have something unusual in your home display, Errazuriz’s design is definitely an option.