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Furniture Fusion

New cultural flavors are permeating lifestyles and home decor

Implications - Asian fusion has gone from being an influence on food trends to making an impact on cultural arts and home decor. The global economy is being mirrored in the design of objects with which we surround ourselves, a direct reflection of cultures melting together and the appeal of total immersion in foreign customs and design.
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Featured Examples

Cardboard Kids' Furniture
Cardboard Kids' Furniture
Eco Friendly Cardboard Furniture by Metrocs
This Carton Furniture Series was originally designed in 1965 by Riki Watanabe and has been reproduced by Metropolitan Gallery in Tokyo. Stemming from the origami culture of Japan, the designer wanted to… MORE
Folded Metal Furniture
Folded Metal Furniture
The .ORI Sto Seat Uses Origami-Inspired Techniques for a Creative Chair
Origami is not only a fantastic activity to pass the time but also an inspiring art that can be used in many genres of design. The .ORI sto, designed by Jakub Piotr Kalinowski, is a beautiful origami-inspired… MORE
Origami Furnishings
Origami Furnishings
Shige Hasegawa's ‘Hana' Table & Lamps Inspired by Flowers
Inspired by origami paper folding, Japanese designer Shige Hasegawa created the Hana Table and Hana Lamp. The table is made of 5 identical plywood legs that hold a circular glass top. the lamp is made… MORE
play_circle_filled Origami Furniture
Origami Furniture
The Flux Chair Unfolds Into Innovative Seating
This foldable furniture is so practical that is can be carried in a case. The Flux Chair acts like origami, as you simply fold and clip the chair’s corners to each other. The Flux Chair simply takes… MORE
play_circle_filled Origami-Inspired Lighting
Origami-Inspired Lighting
Modern Floor Lamps Mimic Traditional Japanese Paper Folding
Spanish designers Cutu Mazuelos and Eva Prego of Stone Designs have applied the age-old art of Japanese paper folding to aluminum to make beautiful crane-like floor lamps. A triangle shape at the top of… MORE
Origami Faucets
Origami Faucets
Sofian Tallal's 'Chiseled' & 'U-Turn' Faucets Are Futuristic Fantastic
You can now go crazy when it comes to the design of your bathroom or kitchen faucet. Sofian Tallal from Design Jordan just finished his new creations: The Chiseled and The U-Turn faucets. The futuristic… MORE
Origami Tables
Origami Tables
Designklein Jakuba Tables Fashion Edition Looks Like Folded Paper
The Jakuba Tables Fashion Edition are very cleverly made. Not only do they have a fun origami style shape, but they also have a colored, patterned interior. Made by Designklein, a duo comprised of two… MORE
Origami Decor
Origami Decor
Spice up Your Home With Paperific Decor
Origami decor is the way of the future. Whether decorating shop windows or your home, animals and designs that have origami-inspiration are definitely interesting. These particular little creatures are… MORE
DIY Chopstick Bowls
DIY Chopstick Bowls
Bryan Parks Reinvents Everyday Objects Into Asian Modern Chic Tableware
These chopstick bowls are a great buy, but what’s even greater about them is they can be totally DIY. Designer Bryan Parks reclaimed once used utensils for his chopstick bowls. After sterilizing the… MORE
Asian Fashion Furniture
Asian Fashion Furniture
The Kimono Chair Makes Use of Ancient Fabrics
If you have kimonos lying around the house and don’t know what to do with them, creating a kimono chair out of the ancient material might be an idea. Kimono New York is a company that promotes the use… MORE
Origami Tables
Origami Tables
The 4foldlow Table is Made of Laser Cut Steel in Creative Shapes
Made by cutting and folding standard steel sheets is this table designed by George Rice called the 4foldlow table. Created for Formtank, a British brand, the 4foldlow table is laser cut and then folded… MORE
Origami Steel Shelves
Origami Steel Shelves
The Gilbert13 Fold Shelf Seamlessly Melds into Your Home
At first when I read this post, I genuinely believed that I had to fold the Gilbert13 Fold Shelf myself like an origami project. First of all, folding small sheets of paper already seems beyond me, sheets… MORE

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