“After I realized that I could change the shape of metal, I felt like there was nothing that I couldn’t morph — nothing I couldn’t change.” — Jessica Banks, CEO and founder of RockPaperRobot, on studying robotics at MIT.
We spoke with kinetic furniture designer and RockPaperRobot founder Jessica Banks and collaborator Pete Schlebecker about the future of furniture, getting scooped by Leonardo da Vinci, and their latest creation, an exquisite reimagining of a folding chair, now live on Kickstarter.
Renda outdoor furniture collection by Bianca Barbato Design
Renda is a collection of chairs and stools made of copper, bronze and electrostatic white painted steel, with laser cut patterns. Bianca Barbato the designer, got inspired by traditional Brazilian embroidery. If this furniture is used outside, the sun will cast beautifully ornamented shadow carpets below the chairs.
Swedish studio Förstberg Ling has converted a former blacksmith’s workshop in Stockholm to create a light-filled family home for Petrus Palmér, co-founder of furniture brand Hem and design studio Form Us With Love.
Aptly named Home of Petrus Palmér, the house was created inside the old brick shell, which is located in a back garden of another property. Its features include a staggered roof and a large skylight that floods the interiors with light.