furniture

Herman Miller Setu gets reviewed: ergonomics on a budget

Herman Miller Setu gets reviewed: ergonomics on a budget

Like any geek who spends more time on their hiney than in sunlight, we've a soft spot for high-priced ergonomic furniture, and when it comes to such things the inescapable name is Herman Miller.  Father of the classic Aeron and the bizarrely-beehive-like Embody, they also have more affordable options such as the Setu.  Nearly half the price of an Aeron, it's billed (almost) as Herman Miller's sop to the masses, and Core77 have not only reviewed it but caught up with the team responsible for its manufacture.

Manufacturing overview video after the cut

Continue Reading

Secret furniture gets brilliant, elaborate physical mechanism [Video]

Secret furniture gets brilliant, elaborate physical mechanism [Video]

It's hard to find a single screengrab to illustrate this great video of craftsman Brian Grabski's work-in-progress furniture: that's because it hides a fiendishly clever mechanism by which you can open a secret drawer.  The hand-crafted chest-of-drawers demands you pull open each of the visible drawers, before a hidden control springs out and allows you to trigger the secret compartment built into what looks like a normal molding.

Video demo after the cut

Continue Reading

iHouse SmartFaucet with face recognition & email

iHouse SmartFaucet with face recognition & email

We're told that water and electronics don't mix, but word obviously hasn't made it to iHouse.  The company has been demonstrating their SmartFaucet, a touchscreen-enabled tap that also includes a camera for face-recognition.  If you've ever wanted to check your email and calendar from your bathroom sink, here's the faucet for you.

Video demo after the cut

Continue Reading

Globus portable workstation globe

Globus portable workstation globe

As multifunctional furniture goes, designer Michiel van de Kley's intent with Globus - to create a swivel chair and desk when open, and something that "evokes curiosity" when closed - certainly isn't in keeping with the must-do-everything convergence ethos.  However we'll forgive it because it's so darned lovely.  A moulded plastic globe with a cast aluminum base on casters, the portable workstation automatically locks its wheels when opened, revealing a swivel chair and height-adjustable desk.

Continue Reading

GAMEROX gaming chair

GAMEROX gaming chair

If your kids aren't interested in a Wii but you'd still like them to get some exercise benefit out of their console, the GAMEROX gaming chair might be the solution.  Resembling a couple of mudflaps, the GAMEROX chair moves in all three axis and, by making the child support themselves rather than slump, trains core stability, tones muscle and improves posture.

Video demo of the GAMEROX gaming chair after the cut

Continue Reading

Boom Bench Bluetooth-enabled speakerseating

Boom Bench Bluetooth-enabled speakerseating

If you live in constant fear of coming across a gang of youths listening to tinny music from their cellphones and staring moodily at passers-by, good news!  Now they'll be able to play their music with far more bass and mid-range, courtesy of German designer Michael Schoner of NL Architects.  His Boom Bench connects via Bluetooth A2DP and is positively riddled with speakers and subwoofers.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next