50 Affordable Design Products by Famous Designers

April 12th, 2007 by Jerome Dahdah

affordabledesigns.jpg I’ve heard on numerous occasions that buying your stuff at IKEA is kind of not so cool. I can’t really share that opinion. They create innovative stuff that is well designed, the prices are good, and they’re great for DIY projects. The catch, of course, is that a lot of people will have the same things (how’s your Billy bookshelf doing?).

For a more individual touch, designer products come into play. Problem is, they’re terribly expensive. Or are they?

“No!”, say the folks at Designophy, with a list of 50 affordable products by famous designers ($5-$100). Now, you’re still going to have to figure out for yourself if you want to pay $45 for a bottle opener, but these products do stand out. Happy shopping!
(thanks, KNUFFLEBUNNEH !!!).

3 Responses to “50 Affordable Design Products by Famous Designers”

  1. Rob says:

    In regards to the DIY Since when is painting furniture a hack?

    The definition of hack is
    1 cut with rough or heavy blows
    2 use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system
    3 informal manage; cope

    The ideas were cool, but they need to get their terminology correct.

    50 affordable products, those are cool, more affordable than Design Within Reach.

  2. Jerry says:

    Rob, thanks for your response.

    Well, it’s more than just painting furniture. Right on the front page there’s a neat bag made out of drawer mats. I don’t really mind the term “hack”, since they are essentially taking (and cutting ;)) things apart to create new things they weren’t intended for. There’s also Lifehacker.com, where one could have similar objections. It’s just a word that sounds cool and gets the point across.

    On a side note, German readers might also enjoy the DIY section of stylespion.de.

  3. Jerry says:

    Closing comments on this post due to excessive spamming.


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