If you're looking for some furniture or lighting inspiration, why not go for something more sculptural to really make an impact. These are some of our favourite pieces.
Spoon Chair by Philipp Aduatz
The main idea behind Philipp Aduatz’ Spoon Chair is to bring the beauty of a bent-back leaf into an object by modifying the principle of the cantilever: here the lever, instead of reaching horizontally, extends upward into one direction. It then loops around over the top, back towards the centre, to support its own and a person’s weight. In the Spoon Chair, Aduatz combines design with ergonomics through modern fabrication technology such as computer numeric control (CNC) milling and rapid prototyping.
Freeform 2015 by John Precario
These sculptural luminairs are made up of bent wood, and done so in such a way that no two are the same. The designer does not use forms to bend and control the shape. Instead, he likes to allow the wood to do as it pleases, making the process something like a collaboration between the craftsman and the wood's personality. The outcome is something beautiful and organic.
Dining Table by Michael Beitz
This dining table is part of a series which uses furniture as a subject to address the dynamics of intimacy, relationships, and self reflection. Most of these works have in common a design that places the participant/viewer at an object that at once connects and distances them from the other.
Explosion by Sebastian Errazuriz
Inactivated, Explosion sits as a tidy, beautiful credenza. Transparent glass sidewalls provide a glimpse inside this intriguing but staid box. Further exploration of the central vertical seam reveals an entirely different object: With a gentle push, the rails slide further and further open until it seems that the cabinet has exploded beyond the bounds of stability.
Stiletto Table by Splinter Works
Stiletto can be appropriated for all manner of functions; desk, console table or dressing table. The sinuous leg of the table evokes a ‘stacked heel’ stiletto, and is hand sculpted from solid walnut. The iconic ‘red sole’, defines the underside of the table in heavily dyed Birds Eye Maple, with a French Burr Walnut veneer top (as pictured) or with inlaid leather, offering a modern twist on a leather topped writing desk.
Form Follows Function Sofa by Daan Mulder
With a craze for organic and liquid forms, the designer's aim was to create a sofa where all functions arise out of one current line. The sofa is made of three steel plates with a thickness of 1.5 millimetres. The final colour is obtained by application of a silver colour paint.
Drop Lamp by Philipp Aduatz
Philipp Aduatz’ Drop Lamp is inspired by the aesthetical way that surface tension permits a drop to form out of a liquid. Sculpted with great care, the geometrically arranged openings in the outer hull interrupt the otherwise smooth and featureless surface. They give the opulent shape of the Drop Lamp a light texture. The LED illumination provides a lighting effect that correlates with the drop-like structure of the Drop Lamp.