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 seating solutions from the Inspiration Hub. These unique and uber-cool seating 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 Tekron Chair
Called the Tekron Chair, this interesting and unique concept for a folding chair has a rather “unconventional structure”. Designed by (acasso), the Tekron chair attempts to improve and elevate the user experience, especially when one has to fold and store away the chair. 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.
2. Elsa Sofa
Designed by naishform, the Elsa sofa is a sturdy and bulky furniture design defined by modules of grey cushions supported by solid steel legs. Aesthetically the Elsa sofa is simple, functional, and minimal. It gives the impression of a solid sofa that can support a good amount of weight and can withstand multiple bumps and grazes. The large cushions that form the body of the sofa are arranged in ascending order, with each cushion being large than the previous one.
Designed by Teixeira Design Studio, the Drum stool is minimal, elegant, stackable, and not to mention sustainable. If you don’t look at the Drum stool too carefully at first, it may look like a cute little wine cork to you. But once you gaze more deeply, you’ll realize that it is a smartly designed stool using cork and wood, making it good-looking and eco-friendly. Cork was used to build the seat, while the long legs were built using wood. The wooden legs fit perfectly into the grooves on the cork seat.
4. The Easy Chair
The Easy Chair by designer @u__bean05 really does have an easy and free-flowing vibe to it. It looks like a free wave crashing on the shore, or a melodious musical note. The curved section functions as the seating surface, where one can curl up and read their favorite book. This curved backside functions as a cozy lounging surface. A spherical ball-like volume provides support to the chair and allows it to stand firmly in one position on the ground.
5. The Fortune Chair
Designed by Hyeyoung Han and Hanyoung Lee, the Fortune Chair is a mix between a bean bag, a chair, and a pod, and it also happens to look like a fortune cookie. The outer shell of the chair is much like a fortune cookie and works as a covering frame that surrounds and protects the user. This outer wall helps create a space that is comfortable and private. So, irrespective if you’re working in a corporate office or at home, the Fortune Chair functions as a little oasis for you to work in peace, much like the office pods we find today in commercial offices.
6. The Form Single Sofa
Designed by SUNRIU Design, the Form Single Soa is a fluid-looking sofa defined by a chunky bold form marked with flowy lines. The sofa is quite visually intriguing and looks like a hunk of concrete. 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.
7. Kenneth’s Sofa Chair
This bulbous sofa concept by Kenneth is fun, bold, and quirky! It features a round form with a comfortable seating section nestled in the center of it. An outer shell-like volume forms a protective layer around the seating section, giving the chair a sense of privacy and calm. The headboard will cover you from both sides, so you feel like you’re nestled within a pod.
8. Sado Chair
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. 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.
10. The Pentagon Stool
The Pentagon Stool is a minimal and simple low stool that comprises of five identical pieces of hardwood. Designed by Designerd ™, the five hardwood pieces serve as the legs of the stool, which quite funnily gives the stool 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 S
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