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June 24, 2014

MAGNUS Table – 10′ long solid black walnut dining table

MAGNUS Table - 10' long solid black walnut dining table

Nearly 10 years ago a black walnut tree in our neighborhood had to be cut down due to rot in the main trunk. (NE Portland, OR). I salvaged 5 limbs that were 14-16″ in diameter and slowly air dried them in my shop. 6 years later I crafted this table from the legs and other walnut from the Northwest. It easily seats 10 people; 12 to get cozy. I made it with removeable leaves at the ends. The frame/skirt is also made from walnut but has custom designed & welded metal brackets that enable the table to be completely disassembled and flat packed (useful in a move 2.5yrs ago). I named it after my son….Magnus.

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Modern Outdoor Cedar & Aluminum Table & Bench

Filed under: Architecture, Custom Design, custom furniture, Design, Modern, modern design — magmaxdesign @ 4:16 pm

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July 2, 2009

Bring the outside indoors:Nguyen La Chanh

Filed under: Design, Eco, Modern — Tags: , , , , , — magmaxdesign @ 9:02 am


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There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an unconventionally natural way by placing it underfoot. The lush green lawn thrives in humid environments, which makes your bathroom a perfect place to grow. We found the concept absolutely fascinating and delightful! We hope you do too.

June 29, 2009

Sustainable Alphabet Drawers

Filed under: Design, Eco — Tags: , , , , — magmaxdesign @ 1:22 am

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Kent and London have captured our eye with their stylish,  solid oak chest of Alphabet Drawers that offer a variety of uses from storage in a child’s playroom or bedroom, to easy filing for a home office. Inspired by vintage printing blocks, we never imagined the alphabet could be so eco-friendly. See more at www.kentandlondon.co.uk.

June 20, 2009

Sustainability in Motion

Filed under: Design, Sustainability — Tags: — magmaxdesign @ 5:20 am

We at MAGMAX Design feel connected to a larger community. With that in mind we would like to share a bit of environmental inspiration that touched most of us here. Sometimes words are limiting when discussing the ideas of a sustainable world. Watch and take part with us to shape a better world.

Motion Designer: Oliver Beaudoin

Shown at the Festival of Kosmopolis in Barcelona, Spain

June 18, 2009

Beckoning Bird House

Filed under: Design, Eco, Home Furnishings, Modern — Tags: , — magmaxdesign @ 5:56 am

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Sitting outside this morning, I began to read the New York Times and sip on some enjoyable Stumptown coffee. It was one of those mindless mornings where I was making every effort to relax. I sensed something else going on in the yard that I just cannot explain. Nothing caught my eye, it was only me on the patio. My wife was at work and my kids were at school. The wind blew threw the trees, and I looked around for critters on the ground. Suddenly, I glanced towards the bird house I made when we moved to our Creole Cottage-Style home. Maxine, my daughter, loves to help me fill the birdhouse with food every time I bring it down to replace the bird seeds. Everyone should have one-a bird house-that is. If you don’t have one already, you need one. For such amusements as squirrels attempting at a free lunch…or better, what I saw today. Suddenly, there it was, a western bluebird!

June 12, 2009

Architectural Beauty

Filed under: Architecture, Design, Modern — Tags: , , , — magmaxdesign @ 6:18 am

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Over the last half-century, modern architecture has redefined itself. Originally sparked from political and social revolutions, modern architecture has more recently developed to reflect technological and engineering advancements. Boasting simplicity and functionality, modern design has taken many forms from furniture to style to buildings and beyond. I came across many inspirational designs by architects such as Massimiliano Fuksas who cross the boundaries of modern design.

March 27, 2009

Significant Artifacts

You may not believe it. You may in fact question it, but we custom manufacture every product we design. Reclaimed lumber has so many fascinating qualities: the wood’s unique appearance, its contribution to green building, the history of the wood’s origins and the wood’s physical characteristics such as strength, stability and durability. The process requires intensive labor but it is well worth it. Often this is wood from from long-standing idle buildings, and its sometimes refinished for new purposes. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses and some companies have been known to source wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines, and wine barrels. By reclaiming the wood, we not only create something beautiful , but it also preserves historically significant artifacts that would have otherwise been destroyed.

February 2, 2009

Visions of Design

MAGMAX Design was born out of a desire to create modern sustainable furniture & home products that will not only last a lifetime, but that will also be designed and manufactured to meet the individual needs, desires, and personality of our customers.  We will work with our customers from idea/sketch phase through final shipment and customer satisfaction.  We also have a number of in house designs which can be fabricated in only a matter of weeks.  We design and make nearly every conceivable type of household furniture: Beds, Tables, Benches, Dressers, Desks, Home Design (Shelving, Cabinets, Bars, Picture frames, etc) as well as a number of stainless household products. MAGMAX Design has three methods by which you can order from us.  We cater to your style, needs and budget.  Our custom design process entails working with your specific needs and ideas  and goes through an iterative sketch/design process to agree on what you desire.

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In House Designs

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