From bold colors to unique shapes, these unconventional furniture and accessories speak for themselves when it comes to statement-making
Modern and striking, the pieces made by the Italian brand often reinvent shapes while maintaining functionality. The pictured May shelving unit is actually part of a range of shelving units with a strong personality, offering a new concept of an object that lends itself to various personal usage interpretations. The Octa extending table got its name from the Greek “octo” which means eight, the number of legs that supports this table. The bent and welded metal rods are the key to its light appearance without causing it to lose solidity and stability.
In conjunction with ‘Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi’s Universe’, a special illustration exhibition by famous Japanese manga artist Takehiko Inoue in pursuit of Antoni Gaudi’s inspirations, Torafu Architects created a series of airvase (gaudinoue1) and airvase (gaudinoue2) – beautiful bowls made of light, malleable paper. These paper bowls are not unlike interactive art sculptures, with Inoue’s gorgeous artworks printed onto the bowls and shapes that can change depending on the way one twists and winds them.
Here is a range of products inspired by the UK countryside, offering traditional themes with a contemporary twist to adorn your home from the kitchen to the bedroom. The stunning Stag collection is beautiful and justly popular – including the Stag Pimms Jug whose stag head handle is cast in fine pewter, polished by hand and then securely attached to the glass jug. It has been sold to members of the Royal family and is displayed in a number of castles and stately homes in the UK.
The eco-friendly and ethically sourced designer collections of Darwin’s Home can be pleasant additions to both your dwelling and your conscience. Inspired by plants and the sea, the Swell room divider features gentle curves and subtle openings, allowing glimpses of light into any room you prefer. Meanwhile, the Light house outdoor lamp is a great way to add flourish to the exterior of your home. It comes in two versions: fixed and movable.
Having recently made their debut at the International Furniture and Craft Fair (IFFINA) Indonesia 2014, the Brainless duo attracts attention with imaginative designs that place importance on texture and comfort in addition to how they look and function. In fact, they encourage people to think less about the furniture and feel it more, hence the brand name. Among their range of lifestyle products and concept furniture, the Slantable plays with angled surfaces and allows a variety of perspectives, while the Drawstack takes the idea of stackable tools and makes them more aesthetically pleasing.
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