May 17, 2009

Rendertown, USA

Like the tiny house, I just had to get on the rounded-cube bandwagon. The half Swiss built-in bed, half future cube is a micro pod that satisfies all the elements of a new kind of furniture design.

The Rationale

Stuff is the new building block. We can satisfy our psychological desires by surrounding ourselves with the things we own, love and love to look at. The bed becomes a dresser that you sleep in. They combine like a bad genetics experiment. Iconic furniture pieces (table, chair, bed) become voluminous voids to stow your every possession. Why? Because the Fight Club mantra of “the things you own end up owning you” was wrong. What defines our existence is our ability to own and modify space. Also, I don’t want to get punched in the face and you want a place to put your 87 copies of InStyle Magazine.

As these shapes combine they grow into objects that redefine the bland storage boxes that surround us. Let the furniture germinate and produce an astounding array of new mixes and combinations.