MZPA’s geodesic dome chair offers a private place for work, study, and relaxation. It’s open on the front for conversations, but its sides, roof, and padded interior provide a peaceful, personal space. Made from 51 triangular plywood panels connected to four metal legs.
Furniture maker Lignum walks us through the painstaking process of transforming dozens of straight slats of wood into a beautiful handbuilt bench with smoothly undulating curves. It amazes us that most of the work is done using only clamps, patience, and lots of glue.
IKEA’s Place is a new app that takes advantage of iOS 11’s exclusive augmented reality features. Scan a space, then browse for furniture. Your chosen product will pop up on your iOS device’s screen, accurately scaled to your room. You can even go around and zoom in on the furniture.
Perfect for shared workspaces, Poppin’s cozy chair provides a degree of privacy while checking emails or just vegging out. Comes in a variety of solid and two-tone colors, and offers an optional power module for keeping charged up. Also, check out the matching ottoman.
Grid Beams look and work a lot like Meccano girders, except they’re large and sturdy enough to make furniture, structures and other usable objects. They come in either recycled Douglas fir (with 5/16″ holes) or aluminum (with 7/16″ holes). Learn more in the Grid Beam book.
Laurel Hwang’s Plier is a room divider that can also perform the opposite of its original function. It has hydraulic pistons that let you fold its upper half down, turning the divider into a table. Its translucent surface alludes to its inclusive design.
A motorized standing desk that not only can automatically adjust its height, but its built-in tablet provides fitness and health feedback, and also works as an AI-powered digital personal assistant which can interact with other smart devices. Full tech specs and dimensions here.
MOVI lets you convert standard desks into standing desks. Its electronic lift can be adjusted in 0.5″ increments and go up to 18″ high. You can save your preferred height on the control panel, which also has a USB charging port. Its 45″ wide surface is made of bamboo.
Stay focused and discreet while working with Uplift Desk’s Acoustic Privacy Panel. It’s a dense polyester fiber board that clamps on the back or sides of your desk to dampen noise. It can also be used like a corkboard. It comes with clamps that fit on desktops up to 1.75″ thick.
Italian furniture maker Ozzio shows off a dining/conference table that can be expanded in both length and width, using a clever series of sliding and hinged leaves that hide beneath its wooden surface. You might want to mute the audio and play your own music though.
Give your kids (or yourself) a place to play with action figures and other toys with these fun shelving units, which offer backdrops for acting out scenarios. They come in a wide variety of themes, ranging from superhero to Star Wars to TMNT, to The Walking Dead, to My Little Pony.