Archinect - News 2017-09-22T20:29:56-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150019409/rethinking-furniture-as-symbiotic-objects Rethinking furniture as 'symbiotic objects' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-26T00:41:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T00:42:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3utquenny6jyudzz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3utquenny6jyudzz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3utquenny6jyudzz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3utquenny6jyudzz.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Xiang Guan, a recent graduate of Central Saint Martin's Industrial Design program, made a collection of furniture that can only function in the presence of its users&mdash;featuring a desk&nbsp;and chair that can't stand without support, and a lamp that only turns on when worn as a hat, his work re-imagines&nbsp;the relationship between people and objects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Watch the hypnotizing video of the designer working, communicating and playing with the furniture below!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/78309477/frank-gehry-designs-icehenge-desk-for-inland-steel-in-chicago Frank Gehry designs "Icehenge" desk for Inland Steel in Chicago Archinect 2013-07-30T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:46:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/farkf03bhnepww1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/farkf03bhnepww1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/farkf03bhnepww1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/farkf03bhnepww1w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>This is a story about a desk &mdash; not any desk, mind you, but a startling, Frank Gehry-designed security desk in the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, one of Chicago's great mid-20th century high-rises. The U-shaped desk is best described as a piece of furniture that's been elevated to the level of art, or is simply an emblem of excess.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>