Top 5 IKEA-worthy wooden furniture designs

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 IKEA-worthy wooden 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 Stretch Desk

Designed by João Teixeira, the Stretch Desk is a minimal and beautifully designed desk that features a spinning leather bookstand, that swivels through a pivot point, allowing you to change the depth of the desk according to your needs. The bookstand can also be flattened on the tabletop, to create more space to work. The various wooden elements add a sense of sophistication and elegance to the simple yet complex desk.

2. 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.

3. Sushant Vohra’s Stool

Designed by Sushant Vohra, this stool design is pretty cool! It features a concise circular platform that serves as a seating section, with a concrete and clear coated sheet metal volume inserted into it, functioning as a support for the seating area. The result is a visually and geometrically interesting stool with a burst of orange that counteracts the otherwise minimal and simple appearance of the stool.

4. 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!

5. Drum

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.

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.