Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Furniture From Modern Designers

For some inspiration on the furniture you select, what better source is there than to take a look at some talented designers in the biz today, and their sleek works of art!

Philippe Starck
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from designboom.com

The chair above comes from Starck's "Aunts and Uncles" collection for Kartell. The technology for his minimalistic creations uses transparent polycarbonate injection molding. Now that's a mouthful but the point here is that Starck creates beautiful pieces of furniture that look stunning in any space.

Ron Arad
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from ronarad.co.uk

Ron Arad and his company do everything from print, to architecture, to furniture design. His designs are often created out of steel, and are biomorphic in shape, making them truly aesthetic works of art.

Patricia Urquiola
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from bonluxat.com

Urquiola is a Spanish architect and designer. Her designs for the Ravel collection include sofas with woven plastic that somehow gives them an elegant, charming appearance. Urquiola has won numerous awards for her talented design skills.

Karim Rashid
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from elitechoice.org

One of the most well-renowned designers in the world, Rashid has created tons of awesome stuff for companies like 3M, Citibank, Sony, etc. etc. His designs are often biomorphic as well.

Marcel Wanders
Knotted Chair
from marcelwanders.com

Known and renowned mainly for his famous, Knotted Chair, Wanders has built quite a name for himself in the industrial design realm. From the information found on his website about his iconic chair, it is said that it was created from carbon fibers that were infused with epoxy resin. The final form was created by gravity, as it was hung in a frame to dry. How gravity could be used and manipulated to form an exquisite piece of furniture is a true mark of talent.

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