leaningmolds [Leaning-Molds] by designer, Maruja Fuentes - Just plain cool. These furniture systems activate the wall in public spaces creating opportunities for people to lean and congregate in an innovative way. Not to mention that the design is striking and flexible. The system is composed of two identical molds made of recycled plastic. The pieces can be fixed together in an infinite number of patterns.


This system would be great to revive public spaces .   I could also see it used in a more intimate setting, like lining the exterior wall  of a home backyard/deck thus  adding significant places for guests to rest.


[Kvadrat Clouds] by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.  I have been fascinated by these fabric tile systems since I used them in my thesis project last year.  What the heck are they?  A colorful, innovative tile concept enabling you to create dynamic 3 dimensional environments or small installations at home.  These tiles are bicolor and can be linked together with an elastic ribbon for placement on the floor, walls, or suspended from the ceiling.  Still not sure what they are, check out this video.

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These would be great for kids to create interesting little igloos and forts at home.   And you can become an artist yourself creating compositions to be hung over a fireplace or wall.  Now you can buy Kvadrat Clouds in the US at Ligne Roset.  This innovation comes with a hefty price tag, starting at $445 for an 8-pack and $1120 for a 24-pack.

IMAGE CREDITS: 1st Photograph of Leaning-Molds from DesignPhiladelphia.org, 2nd photograph of Leaning Molds from Maruja Fuentes, Photographs of Kvadrat Clouds from Kvadrat