Modern Home Design special edition part 2

19 Nov 2011

It's been some time but it's finally time for another Modern Home Design special edition where I share some of my favorite recent discoveries. This one has some design from Denmark, Belgium and more. I hope my little selection has your approval. Enjoy it after the jump.

Shanghai Chair Shanghai Chair

Shanghai Chair

The Shanghai Chair is manufactured by Danish brand HAY in Moulded plywood. The chair can be acquired in multiple colors and is easy to disassemble and reassemble. That makes this chair super cute because you are able to create your own hybrid design by recombining colors of choice. This beauty is designed by KiBiSi.

To see the chair how it looked at the Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 you'll have to visit KiBiSi

The name KiBiSi is a collage from Kilo Design, Big Architects en Skibsted Ideation. It's also not the first time that I've linked to something from Danish brand HAY. I have their Dot cushions and they are my absolute favorites. Perfect cushions for a color lover like me.

EJ-2800 Seesaw EJ-2800 Seesaw

EJ-2800 Seesaw

Louis Campbell, a Danish designer has come up with a creative new way of the seesaw we all know from our childhood. It's not exactly something that you would expect in an office or living space, but that's just what attracts me. The "EJ-2800 Seesaw" looks ideal to brainstorm on and it shows that the designer hasn't forgotten her childhood.

More at photos at Erik Jørgensen

Louise Campbell's work is playful and experimental, and is increasingly gaining a reputation for gently twisting not only every day objects and situations, but also materials and manufacturing processes in new directions. Louise Campbell was born in Copenhagen in 1970. The combination of Scandinavian rationalism and femininity, and perhaps her dual nationality, give her work an unusual edge.

PlugBug PlugBug


One accessory lets you charge two devices at once. PlugBug is made exclusively for all MacBook Power Adapters, including current and previous models. Snap PlugBug onto your MacBook Power Adapter and you now have the first ever device that lets you charge your MacBook + iPad or iPhone simultaneously.

More photos at PlugBug web site.

The product clearly situates itself in the category "How in the world did no one think of this before?". The people at Twelve South took Apple's charger thought differently about it and created something that is extremely useful and attractive at the same time. This product made it on my "want" list. Only US for now, but from their FAQ "Yes. We're working on an International PlugBug now. It should be ready early next year."

Rain series Rain series

Rain series

Last item that I picked was created by Belgian Alain Gilles for Bonaldo. A table with a strong personality, and when you look at it, it seems to be always in movement. This table looks different from every angle.

More info at Bonaldo

I saw the designer Alain Gilles talking about the creation of this table this past Summer at the 20 Essentials event in Knokke. He talked about the compromises that had to be taken etc. In that respect, the process of creating an industrial design is quite similar to what we do. It's also testing, creating, refining etc.


  1. 1 Weston 05 Dec 2011

    The shanghai chair is one of the funnest looking designs I’ve seen.  Modern without looking too serious.