Author(s): Christopher Stuart
Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. Along with designs for seating and storage, the book also features projects for making your own bed, wardrobe, lighting and garden furniture. Each project features hand-drawn diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece. All the projects can be easily assembled using common materials to be found at the local hardware store, allowing the reader to create unique designer pieces at a fraction of the normal cost. Brief biographies of all the featured designers are included at the end of the book.
Christopher Stuart is an industrial designer and artist based in Indianapolis. He runs Luur Design (www.luurdesign.com). He was formerly Senior Industrial Designer at Thomson Consumer Electronics and has been a consultant for brands such as Panasonic, Cisco, Philips, and Heinz.
1. Tables and desks Newspaper table - Malafor, Poland Ultra-conductive table - Paul Loebach, US Nesting/Stacking tables - Florian Krautli, Swiss working in Netherlands Reslience tables - Julia Lohmann, UK Brass ensemble - Jorre Van Ast, Dutch working in UK Konfitable - Kofikolektif, Poland Writing desk - Luigi Fumagalli, Italy 2. Shelving and storage Split-box shelves - Peter Marigold, UK T-shelf - J1 Studio, US Pipe shelf - Malafor, Poland Box credenza - Will Gittins, UK 3. Lighting Lampada a stelo - Kueng Caputo, Switzerland "You make it" fixture - Lindsey Adelman, US Qooqoo lamp - Moomoo, Poland 4. Seating Poltrona armchair - Nicola Golfari, Italy To become one seat - Erwin Zwiers, Netherlands Sedia e sgabello chair and stool - Alessandro Confalonieri and Luca Buttafava, Italy Hopeless Diamond sofa - Christopher Stuart, US The Panther sofa - Volido, Spain/US 5. Bedroom Divano letto sofabed - Marissa Morelli and Max Rommel, Italy Dressing table - Uhuru, US Oddstock Floored Wardrobe - Christopher Stuart, US 6. Outdoor Sunbed - Cristiano Urban, Italy Ambiguous chair - Anne Mette Manelius, Denmark Green screen - Paola De Francesco and Joao Silva, Italy/Brazil Fire Up Campfire - Evelien Stamhuis of LIENHUIS, Netherlands 7. Miscellaneous Coat rack - Rich Brilliant Willing, US Sailor's Dream floor covering - Jonas Klein of Supershape, Denmark Symbiosis wood speakers - Stanley Ruiz, US Ljustake candle holder - Gylldorff's Vaudeville, Sweden Designer biographies