Moody Series by Hanna Emelie Ernsting

Moody Bag 2011, photo courtesy of dezeen.com

The seating series “Moody” by the designer Hanna Emelie Ernsting follows the idea that “form follows moods” and consists of three pieces: Moody Couch, Moody Nest and Moody Bag.

Moody Couch kkaarrlls (limited edition) 2011

The origin of the concept is the observation that in the modern world people forget to relax and this is where the Moody series comes in, inviting the user to “express feelings and “let go”. This kind of letting go leaves traces, causing the product to change and adjust to the moods of its user by taking various shapes and forms – the product becomes ‘alive’.

Moody Nest 2010

Watch the Moody Nest in action following this link!

 

Pally by Laura Väinölä

Pally is a stool by Laura Väinölä that comes in two sizes and can be enjoyed both by kids and grown-ups. By moving the colorful sticks which are covered in soft superlon material you can create countless patterns for the seat (watch the video below).


Via characterblog.com

Miss Less Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell – Milan 2011 (25)

The Miss Less Chair is the latest creation from Philippe Starck‘s collaboration with Eugeni Quitllet to have been presented during the Salone del Mobile in Milan this year. Sleek, minimalistic, glossy, plastic. Watch the designer, who says he’s “still with Kartell because he’s still with his wife”, speak on it:

Photos via furniturestudiodesign.com

Spun by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis

Spun is a fun chair by Thomas Heatherwick manufactured by Magis using rotational plastic moulding and first presented in Milan during the design week last year. Not being immediately recognized as a chair, it even looks like it could be a sculptural vessel, but when lent on the side, Spun allows for a comfortable sitting experience all the while letting the user rock or even spin around in circles. Not only is it fun, but seems to be a good work out too! Move over, the Hawaii chair!

Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm – Milan 2011 (14)

Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm - Milan 2011 (14)

Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm – Milan 2011 (14)

British designer Benjamin Hubert talks about his new Pod Chair, a pressed-felt privacy chair created for Dutch brand De Vorm, filmed at Ventura Lambrate in Milan.

Via newlylaunched dezeenscreen.com