Design is born of the meeting between practicality and artistry. Take a look at these six wonderful examples of how designers are able to put the ‘fun’ in functional.


Foxcat Design’s NI Parasol is, without a doubt, the most beautiful parasol in the market. It is neither simply a parasol nor just a garden torch… it’s both. The multifunctional piece of garden furniture is designed to keep you cool during the day and illuminate your garden at night. With just one touch, the LED parasol transforms into an eye-catching lighting torch that will turn any al fresco gathering into a truly magical experience.

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The Exclamation cup holder by Rcube is made to be clipped on a table, desk or nightstand. Its foldable rubber container fits milk bottles, coffee cups, juice boxes and soda cans. In addition, the handy cup holder can be used as a small snack bowl.

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This trendy music device by Power Trend that allows you to wirelessly play music from your phone, tablet and laptop, and enables you to convert any of your music speakers into WiFi speakers. Sharebeat can be paired with an unlimited number of devices, so everyone can be a DJ at parties by connecting at the same time.

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This novelty business card holder by Unic is sure to make your day-to-day working life a bit more fun. The mixtape is made of high-quality American Walnut and Oak and hand-painted for a vintage look.

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Home sweet home. Living in an organised space makes life a lot more peaceful and relaxing. Pocket Chu by South Korean design studio WIMAGINIST is a cute storage solution that is perfect for holding stationary, make-up, jewellery and other trinkets.

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Our Earth is warming up and causing the habitat of polar bears to melt away. YOUNGSUN’s Iceberg Tea Infuser is inspired by the concept of global warming and designed to remind you of your personal impact on the environment

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Information provided by Founder of, Florence Coirier Giraudon.