At Yanko Design, we believe in constantly innovating, creating, and evolving. It’s a philosophy that serves as a lifeline for us, and one of the results of this lifeline is the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub! The Inspiration Hub is our ‘ever-expanding encyclopedia’ of design work for you to participate in, to inspire designers, and to get inspired by. Created in collaboration with KeyShot, the Inspiration Hub is your one-stop space for inspiration where designers like you can submit your impressive designs and be awarded to stand out in the crowd and to inspire other like-minded designers.
To kickstart your journey and send some motivation your way, we’ve curated some of our favorite furniture submissions from the Inspiration Hub. These unique and uber-cool furniture designs will motivate you to create something spectacular and submit the design, as a gateway to sharing it with the best of the design world. Additionally, we will also be picking our favorite Design of the Week, Design of the Month, and Design of the Year – every week, month, and year from the submissions on the Inspiration Hub. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and the Inspiration Hub to see if your design gets picked. Fingers crossed!
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1. The Cobra Table
Designed by Deniz Aktay, the Cobra Table is a snake-inspired sculptural table that features a rather intriguing meandering shape. The artistic side table has been amped with three storage levels. The different levels slither from the bottom to the top, much like a majestic king cobra! The base and the tabletop function as storage spaces, as well as the intermediate surface in between them. The table is a beautiful bright orange, which heightens its uniqueness and quirkiness.
Called the Drum, this minimal yet elegant stool features an interesting stackable design. Designed by Teixeira Design Studio, it’s been built using cork and wood, rating it high on sustainability. The seat is built using cork, and features rounded trimmed surfaces, and is supported by slim wooden legs that effortlessly blend in with the seat. The cork seat is quite comfortable to sit on and also provides grip while handling. Since the stool is stackable it ensures a secure stack that stays in place always.
3. The Savoiardi Sofa
Designed by SUNRIU Design, the Savoiardi Sofa, is a big chonky sofa made up of several modular components that are held together by a sturdy belt-like strap. The various components are long and spherical in shape, while a few are more squarish. You can select how many and which components you want to put together, to create diverse seating solutions of diverse sizes. The configurable and modular feature of the Savoiardi Sofa makes it super unique and interesting.
4. The Pentagon Stool
Designed by Designerd ™, the Pentagon Stool is a minimal low stool that has been built using five identical pieces of hardwood. The hardwood pieces function as the legs of the stool, giving it its name ‘Pentagon’. The legs are woven together and held together using a star plate. The designer states that the leg element of the stool can be swiftly and efficiently produced in a one-line production. The Pentagon Stool comes in a flat-pack design and can be assembled with ease.
5. The Stretch Desk
Say hello to the Stretch desk. Designed by Teixeira Design Studio, the Stretch desk features a spinning leather bookstand that swivels through a pivot point, enabling the depth of the stand to be changed according to your personal need and requirement. The bookstand can also be flattened on the tabletop, to provide more space for you while you’re working. The various wooden elements of the desk add a rather nuanced and well-crafted feel to it.
6. The Tekron Chair
The Tekron Chair is an interesting concept for a folding chair that utilizes an “unconventional structure”. Created by (acasso), the Tekron chair is aimed to improves the user experience, especially when it comes to folding and storing it away. Nylon straps and military-grade metal buckles were used for folding and storing the chair. You have to tighten the strap from behind in order to fully fold the chair and make it as flat as possible if you don’t need to use it. It will not unfold unless you release the buckle so there will be no accidental unfolding like with normal folding chairs.
7. Carrera’s Couches
Designed by Bonny Carrera, these beautiful AI-generated sofas are fun, quirky, and colorful. Created on Midjourney, the couches are a pop of color and burst of excitement and the kind of designs that would truly light up our homes. The first couch seems to have drawn inspiration from lettuce and avocado, as it looks like a healthy veggie that’s ready for us to eat. The second armchair looks like a lovely conch shell, defined by streaks of different colors!
Martin Luu designed the Sado chair as an experiment in unconventional design. Sado’s intriguing form reminds you of a horizontal tree log or horseback, suited for a straddled seated position that encourages a healthy posture. When positioned atop Sado, the chair’s seat rotates freely to enable 360-degree accessibility to nearby objects within arm’s reach. Adjustable leg supports also provide a place for your legs to rest while helping to sustain a leveled spinal position. Sado is an incredible ergonomic option if you’re looking for a chair that encourages and support a great posture!
9. The Form Single Sofa
The Form Single Sofa by SUNRIU Design is a stunning fluid sofa that is defined by a chunky bold structure marked with flowy lines. If you look closely, the sofa looks like a hunk of concrete, and the seating section is a smoothly carved dent, that looks like it will perfectly seat someone’s buttocks. The rear portion of the sofa seems like it could function as a neat hanging spot for your pet as well, allowing you and your pet to sit and chill together.
10. The Fortune Chair
Designed by Hyeyoung Han, the Fortune Chair, was quite rightly inspired by a fortune cookie! The chair includes a fortune cookie-inspired wooden outer wall, which functions as a covering frame that surrounds the user. This outer wall creates a cozy, comfortable, and private space for the user to sit in. There is a bean bag placed within the wall, which serves as a calm and fluffy spot to sit in and finish your work. The bean bag is like the little hopeful note you find within a fortune cookie.
Click here to Download KeyShot Pro (Use Code ‘KSYANKOHUB’ during installation for full Pro + KeyShotWeb trial) to start creating your own design and submit the design to us to get featured on the Inspiration Hub and the Yanko Design Instagram Page.