Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bastard Chair Is Made From Leftovers

The Bastard from Whatels has an amazing look that's derived almost entirely from how the chair is produced. It's made from scraps of leather leftover from the production of more traditional furniture, and the shape of each Bastard is dictated by the shape of the leather scraps. The somewhat charming but not entirely comprehensible description on the Whatels site explains: "It finds its routs in the production methods and materials of a furniture company. Even though his looks on first glans don't seem to have anything to do with the company and seem to be only derived from me the opposite is actually true." And after that, what more is there to say?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Frame Plate Turns Food Into Art

The Frame Plate is another design object where the name tells you exactly what you're getting. It's a plate that looks like a picture frame, which has the effect of turning your food into art. Since I like both food and art, the Frame Plate gets a thumbs up from me. As far as I can tell it's just a concept right now though.