Furniture has been around ever since man started resting on a stone to keep away from the grassy ground. One thing this quarantine has taught us is to appreciate the finer things in life. With all the introspection that is happening, we are looking closely at everything we own, challenging the disposable culture that has taken root and want to improve the products we own. Detailed furniture design like these elevates basic functional consumerism to a whole new aesthetic level. It is this detailing that we want to highlight with this collection, to inspire you to select and showcase designs that have great meaning for you, throughout the years.
Distinguished by its elegant formal shape and enhanced by its large rounded leather-wrapped arms, the Ryokō Armchair by David Girelli gives an instant feeling of calmness. Inspired by a Japanese folding chair from the 1960s, its features, materials, and joinery details elevate the lines and design elements of the chair. The loose back cushion adjusts around the ash frame when seated and offers an innovative sense of comfort.
The Oak Coffee Table by Ciaran Allen is a minimal furniture piece designed to elevate any room. The attention to detail shines through in its interlocking dowels that hold the coffee table together is an attention magnet for anyone who appreciates good furniture designs.
The Lean Collection by Simon Pengelly designed for Marque furniture will find a place in any home and become the center of attention. The Lean Credenza featured here features perfection in fitting with the door closing into exactly carved out space. Having such beautifully detailed furniture is like showcasing an art piece at our home, to be recognized and awed at by only those who understand the true beauty of such art.
VRTIŠKA & ŽÁK studio’s Vetva takes an ordinary shelf and uses wooden fittings to amplify its strength. Use a single shelf or a series to showcase your precious collectibles with ease.
The Alato Cabinet by Pakawat Vijaykadga and Jumphol Socharoentham – students studying furniture design in Thailand uses a wave-like pattern to create a gradient of cool colors across its front panel. The designers chose the feathers to be the inspiration for the design, using the interlocking pattern to replicate the gradient of a bird’s feathers.
The Saara Chair by Fernando Zanardi for Marê Mobília highlights the traditional woven strings to give elasticity to the user’s back, flexing to support them. The curved joinery at the edges of the design only emphasizes the finishing of this design.
Roberto Paoli’s Pippi Chair for Midj in Italy stands out from the crowd with its bright orange color. With the frame of the chair upholstered by fabric to add an interesting dimension, the collection also includes chairs, armchairs, and lounge chairs with armrests and two stools.
Named as the Fehn table, this table is best represented within the field of architecture using Sverre Fehn’s Nordic Pavillion. Designer and architect Robb Wright uses his understanding of both architecture and furniture design to create sculptural pieces that can hold their own in any space.
The Retro Chair by Pasque D.Mawalla is a homage piece that was inspired by Arch. Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s Catalina chair. Having studied and met Arch. Luigi Caccia Dominioni and inspired by his great architecture and design contribution, the retro chair came to be. Designed on a metal ribbon base, the backrest is linked to its base through vertical supports on either side with the seating deck suspended in between the two main ribbons. The notable addition of an organically shaped backrest plays elegantly into the overall circular design language recognized in the Catalina chair by Arch. Luigi Caccia Dominioni.
The Simbiosis Chair by Fábrica Astilla takes the age-old combination of wood and leather and upgrades it with a sleek revisit. Using a slit to hold the leather in place, this chair adds modern minimalism to this traditional design.
For more innovative and inspiring furniture designs, check out Part 1 of this series.