The Ori ‘Cloud Bed’ is lifted and lowered from a ceiling recess to create space that doubles as bedroom and living room.
With space at a premium, robotic furniture can transform a room in seconds. How will this affect our sense of belonging and feeling at home, when everything can change with a voice command?
Ikea’s Hyderabad store has not been as busy as the Swedish giants had hoped.
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India's furniture industry is worth US$32billion and is projected to double by 2023.
The on-paper designs for furniture belong to the designer, just like any other artists. But things get more complicated when designs become physical objects.
How are furniture designers protected by law, and what is an 'original design' when aesthetics meets functionality?
Ingvar Kamprad's Ikea revolutionised retail by popularising flat-pack furniture and building maze-like stores.
Recognisable to all.
The company has made the world flat (packed).
Cities and their residents’ needs in public space have changed, but the type and function of the furniture are stuck in the past.
With cities becoming more dense and housing more crowded, people rely more than ever on well-designed public spaces, so why hasn't the furniture changed with the times?
3D printing can be a powerful tool for designers and artists.
The work of Australian designer Berto Pandolfo shows how 3D printing can be claimed as a craft technology.
If you have an empty home, you’d better fill it soon.
You probably don’t think much about the derivation of that lovely shelving in your living room, or that sleek, stylish lamp. But many of them will be copies of designs from the 20s, 60s, 80s. And despite…
The link between furniture and contentment has far-reaching effects.
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Since Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair of 1925 the formula for comfortable seating has been known: create a right-angle, open it up a tad, and tip it backward, so that the seat places the bottom lower than…
Is the “waterbed effect” - where manufacturers attempt to recoup discounts given to large retailers by raising prices for smaller competitors - an issue in Australia?
When a major retailer uses its countervailing power (or “market muscle”) to negotiate better terms from suppliers, should policy makers be concerned? In Australia, the debate has focused on dairy farmers…