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Aluminum Wood Fusion Furniture

Israel-based industrial designer Hilla Shamia wanted to create furniture that you don't see everyday, so she fused aluminum and wood into one. However, the process isn't just simply combining the two materials, but rather she pours the aluminum directly into the wooden crevices, beautifully burning it and casting it into the body of the pieces. The end result is stunning to say the least. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Coffee Table Axes

Instead of traditional wooden legs, the Woodsman Coffee Table has four real axes at all corners. Created by Duffy London, this piece is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," and made from solid oak, light walnut / ash, and of course, the hickory axes. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if you'll be seeing this stateside anytime soon, or even at a museum. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Couchbunker Gun Safe

Whether it be the zombie apocalypse or just an unfortunate home invasion, the CouchBunker has you covered. It's a tactical piece of furniture that doubles as gun safe, complete with bulletproof cushions. All of these couches are built to order and can be customized with a variety of fabrics and styles. Once the cushions are removed, a 30 rifle gun safe that will keep all of your firearms within reach in emergencies. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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The Living Cube

We all know that living space is a hot commodity in big cities, but sometimes you just have to make do with what's available. Till Konneker did just that by creating "The Living Cube," a hand-built cube that stores everything from his television, clothing and even vinyl collection. To further maximize space, a bed was built up top and a massive storage closet in the middle. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Chewbacca recreated with a guitar.

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Chewbacca Sofa

Chewbacca is one of the best known characters from the Star Wars universe, and if he were a piece of furniture, we'd imagine him looking something like the Long Wool Sofa from New York-based Sentient. While not officially licensed by Lucasfilm, this sofa does feature a base constructed from reclaimed American oak boards, in addition to what appears to be actual Wookiee fur - is actually long wool Icelandic sheepskin. Not only soft to the touch, the sheepskin is extremely cozy as well, and will definitely keep you warm even on the coldest nights. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Magnetized Floating Table

For the millionaire who has everything, here's something new to add to your collection, RPR's (Rock Paper Robot) $10,000 Float Table. At first glance, this appears to be a giant Rubik's Cube illusion of some sort, but as you get closer, you'll see that the cubes are all magnetized and held together with tensile steel cables to keep them in equilibrium. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Tetris Couch

Why bother getting a sofa set, or several couches, when the Tetris-inspired, modular Bloc'd Sofa by Scott Jones Design exists. This couch consists of blocks inspired one of the most popular video games of all time, and its soft maple / steel frame allows the 18 foam cushions to be set up in various layouts, limited only by your imagination. The different shades of grey and vibrant teal cushion adds a nice touch of contrast to the mix. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Elevator Bed

France-based furniture designer Espace Loggia has created a line of "elevator beds" that can quickly and easily be raised from the floor to the ceiling to maximize floor space in small living spaces. Available in a variety of designs and sizes (double, queen and king), the beds can be adapted to reach different heights, depending on who they're for, and the lift mechanism is activated with a simple push. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Skull Amrchair

This geometric skull appears to be some type of Photoshopped image, but it's actually a real armchair by French design firm HARROW, fit for He-Man's Skeletor. Constructed from resin, with a steel internal frame and black gloss finish, it sports a black velvet cover that fits in with your home's dark theme. Its cotton top that would be perfect after a hard day at work, or for Castle Grayskull on Eternia. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Workbed Desk

Designed by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss of BLESS, the Workbed (No. 33 Artistcare Collection). lets you easily transform your bed into a work space, making it great for small spaces. With just a simple flip - no electronics required, the desk turns to bed. The designers have even included special bed sheets that stay attached to the underside of the table / mattress even while it's being converted. A small shelf is great for storing your little trinkets - gadgets, chargers, etc. - and what not. Continue reading for more pictures.

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