Obelisk by Dedon

The Obelisk collection by Dedon is a piece I’m in love with for nostalgic reasons. When I was a kid, my parents took me to many different seaside resorts in Mexico and in Europe. I would spend my days swimming, playing games, eating, and sitting in a woven chair very similar to the Obelisk. All […]

Alog Shelving System by Johannes Herbertsson & Karl Henrik Rennstam for Vujj

Vujj has produced a brilliant storage solution. It’s possible to combine the shelving in any configuration you like, so the shelving can grow as your collection of stuff grows. I just like the endless compositional possibilities of displaying my stuff. This system could make a collection of dog turds look beautiful.

Modern Coffee Table by Eric Meeks

This submission comes from Eric Meeks of Modern Self. Meeks, a California designer, built his table from a treasured heirloom, i.e. a slice of a monkey pod stump stowed away on a naval ship and lost for years in Mr. Meeks grandmother’s garage. Anyway, it’s a long story. Read all about the lineage of this […]

Taklamakan by Atilla Kuzu for nurus

Atilla Kuzu, a Turkish designer, got his inspiration from the the soothing lines of the desert, and I feel he was extremely successful. The piece commissioned by Istanbul based contract furniture company Nurus is simple, and complies to the body with it’s slight gesture at the seat. This is the perfect piece for gallery seating.

Ripples Bench by Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito is a world famous architect who has taken to the stable of designers who have made the transition into furniture for the Italian furniture company Horm. In my opinion, Toyo Ito’s work is high concept and not based on an existing style, however the materiality of his projects tend to be on the […]

ID 40 2006: The Edge Chair by Justin Pocano of Minus

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Minus Studios is YADC (or Yet Another Design Collective). I guess I never […]

Butterfly Cachepot by Etel Carmona

I’m not really sure why I chose Butterfly Cachepot as an object to include on Design Crack. Maybe it’s the name. Butterfly Cachepot could as easily be an indy band from Seattle or Austin as easily as it could be an exotic Brazilian object des arts. Or maybe I like it because it’s a piece […]

ID 40 2006: Hung Table by doha chebib of Loyal Loot

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Loyal Loot is a Canadian collective of women designers one of which is […]

Tide Cupboard by Karim Rashid

Horm. an Italian furniture company, has really excelled in signing up some of the world’s greatest contemporary architects to design their collection. One of my favorite pieces is by Karim Rashid called the Tide Cupboard. It’s a pretty standard cupboard or buffet or whatever you want to call this side table, but the fluidity of […]

Pinch by Jos van der Meulen

Pinch is an homage to the trees that give up their wood for the clothespins they produce. Artist Jos van der Meulen has created a sculpture where he has selected tree branches and meticulously carved from these branches perfect clothes pins.This product is a sculptural essay on green design. Pinch piece viscerally recognizes where every […]