Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Funky Furnishings

There’s no doubt about it, the internet is the greatest resource out there if you want to find funky niche furniture to suite your own particular individual style. The interweb has allowed a whole generation of new designers to create, promote and sell all sorts of wacky and exotic pieces, from sofa to beds, to lamps and to dining room chairs.

Whilst skimming through the information super-highway I came across a number of interesting pieces. One I particularly like is this amazing sponge-like string chair designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana and available from Plushpod. Its flowing contours give it the most amazing jellyfish-like shape and it is certain to get an instant reaction from any visiting guest.

Another great piece is this Global Warming rug available from Nel.com. The rug depicts a lone Polar Bear stranded on solitary iceberg surrounded by sea. Manufactured by the Spanish rug and carpet company Nanimarquina, the Global Warming rug highlights and reflects a historical pictorial tradition seen in many ancient tapestries throughout the world.

I also love this little table from Sexyfurnishings, its simple and elegant; a great little piece that would fit into any home. It’s so good I had to get one and hopefully it’s winging its way to me right now.

The sheer depth and availability for retailers on the internet is phenomenal. It truly allows small businesses to vastly expand and reach those markets that were previously tied up big corporations.


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