The principle of origami or Japanese paper folding is now also being used in engineering constructions and home furniture. One fine example is the exotic and elegant Origami Coffee Table. It is an original design by Martin Pitonak, a design professional based in Toronto who has over ten years of solid experience in custom furniture and custom mill-work. Origami coffee table is made of different kinds of solid wood based on the customer’s preference and working budget. The 42” x 42” glass top is fastened on the origami shaped wood with two metal stand offs.
The client can choose the material to be used to keep the price within the budget plan. Light wood materials such as cherry wood can be used for more affordable products. As a dedicated woodworking professional, Martin completes each design meticulously from choosing the materials, cutting and gluing process up to assembly. Origami requires precision and professional touch especially that glass hardware is used with the wood. Design ideas from customers are also welcome and given considerations.[Photos and information sent via e-mail by designer Martin Pitonak]
Hobbyists often have lots of stuff that require lots of storage room that’s easy to access and keep tidy. Whether it’s sewing, crafting, gardening, or something else — organization is key, and an armoire can really be the perfect solution for it. You might be surprised to find how versatile armoires can be to use in place of other pieces of furniture. Check out this desk from Apartment Therapy! Put it out of sight by closing the doors when you’re all done working. If you’re expecting, an armoire can be a clever use of a changing table. And when baby is all grown up, you’ll have the opportunity to find another use for your armoire. An old armoire works just as well as a regular bookcase — if not better for the unique look you get. Check out how these home owners replaced the glass doors with netting to show off their book collection.
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.