Don’t let the traditional appearance of this rocking chair fool you- the iRock was especially developed by Micasa Lab to fit your every modern need. Transforming energy is the real challenge of the future. From the stored energy in a Pepperoni Pizza to the chemical energy that the person in a rocking chair uses to rock it to the kinetic energy that the movement itself generates for the… iPad. By using a generator mounted under the rocking chair, the iRock is able to make use of the kinetic energy generated by the chair and use it to charge an iPad.
The design is inspired by old fashioned rocking chairs and so is the choice of material, oak. But the resemblances stop here, as the iRock is equipped with a battery that charges when the iPad isn’t mounted and also a set of built it speakers. The iRock comes with an app that will track the iRock motion and is able to play real sounds from 8 types of old rocking chairs. The iRock is planned for launch in late spring 2014. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Micasa Lab]
Most people have closets in their homes these days, but sometimes there’s always that need for the stuff that just doesn’t fit or belong in there. Check out this great use of an armoire to hang coats, store outerwear, and even provide a little bench area! Perfect for any entryway or mudroom. If you have a bathroom that fits one, an armoire is a beautiful way to add more storage — especially for towels. Like some of the others on this list, this armoire from Enchanted Home does away with the glass and replaces it with netting instead.
The String shelf system was designed in 1949 by the swedish architect and designer Nils Strinning. Easy to assemble and reposition, this well-formed system, with its ingenious design, is stable and functional. String® is available in several formats: the classic system, plex (launched in 1953), pocket (2005) and works (2014). The SH05 Arie shelf was designed by Arik Levy in 2008 for E15. The clever design enables a multitude of seamless combinations, made possible without any obvious visual repetition. Arie functions well as a bookcase, room divider, sideboard or storage unit.