The Darwin Sect is a company that started making insect displays in beautiful scientific bell jars. This concept led them further down the road to explore the concept of making a tank specifically for jellyfish. This minimal jellyfish tank plays with light in a way that's so interactive I can't wait to see it in my living room. It's like a sculpture, a fish tank, and a lighting installation all in one. you can pick one up for €1490 here.
New york artist Sebastian ErraZuriz is on a mission to merge sculptures and things we actually use. The wave cabinet merges the form of a credenza with an elaborate system of 100 wooden slats that allows the piece to open in rolling, wave-like patterns. Check out the rest of his work here.
Soma creates modern water pitchers that have recently been updated to a family size (10 glasses per fill). Consumers can feel good about this purchase as the soma filter is made from sustainable casing made from coconut shell carbon and has a plant based casing. You can pick one up on the Soma website for as little as $39 here.
Droops is a new coffee maker that has re-imagined the future of instant coffee to be more environmentally sound. Supposedly the amount of garbage produced from the instant coffee industry is enough to circle the world 10.5 times in 1 year, and even the CEO of Keurig is not comfortable with this. Droops concept is inspired by hard shelled candy, the coffee is covered in a flavored shell that melts away during the brewing process, thus reducing the waste. No word yet on where and when this product will be available, but keep an eye out for it.
Organic Modernism is a furniture company thats fusing together mid century modern design with rustic American roots. Featured above is the Houston coffee table, which tastefully combines sculpture into its classic design. Organic Modernism also produce a full line of sculptures if your in the market, as well a minimalist style collection of deer paintings that i'm surprisingly fond of. You can pick up the Houston coffee table for $1,595 here.
Fild is a design company thats recently started to make their own products focused in minimalist lighting and shelving. No its not IKEA level cheap, but it's also not 'break the bank' expensive, just the right balance for a quality product. Featured above is the SO 1 Lamp which retails for $285. Check out the rest of their web store here.
Max Voytenko of Line Studio designed a modular bookshelf that combines form, function and a sense of optical illusion. The DIY aspect of being able to lay the shelves out yourself gives you a level of control allowing you to create a more open design or maximize usage. Check out Line studio's modern home furnishings here.
Designed by Dieter Rams in 1960, and produced by Vitsoe ever since. The 606 universal shelving is one of the most functional pieces of furniture ever made. Configurable into any arrangement, once the beams are in place anything is possible. Make sure to check out the video here.
Stephen Kenn is an LA based designer who comes from a background of denim and bags and has now moved on to designing some of the coolest furniture on the market today. His aesthetic is mid century meets military creating a rugged yet sophisticated look reminiscent of what RRL did for men's fashion. Pictured above is pieces from the Inheritance collection which can be purchased at StephenKenn.com