People’s infatuation with Royalty (current and former), leads to relentless commemoration of their lives and legacies. Sometimes it takes the shape of buildings and monuments, street names and museums, and sometimes it’s in the form of modern furniture made to look like art. A few such examples are the labor fruits of renowned European designers who teamed up with leading Italian manufacturers en route to create spectacular modern furniture pieces with timelessness and innovation as their defining miens.
Composite Sofa by Uno Design is a modular collection that stands out for its unique take on a modernism. Abstract and eye-catching, the Composite sofa features bolder-looking individually positioned elements that create personal seating spaces with their own vantage points. The spectacularly detailed backrest of this stunning contemporary sofa is radically contrasted by the minimal seat which is highlighted by its austere linearity. Sequentially, the overall virtue of this sofa yields a Zen experience, similar to a Japanese garden with versatile utility dictated by its environment.
Kelp designer seating collection by Karsten Weigel for Cor is the epitome of options and vast opportunities for customization. With ostensibly endless configuration possibilities, Kelp modern sofa and designer sectional collection encompasses seating elements in various sizes, with and without armrests, and also offers complementing options like footstools. Aside from its extensive modularity, Kelp is distinguished through the use of contours, accentuated by colors or materials that enhance the aesthetic vigor of its overall character.
A creative way to recycle old newspapers is to reinvent them as primary construction material for designer furniture. Tackling this challenge head on are designers from all around the globe who give a new meaning to green design and use the unlimited bounds of their imagination to create modern designer furniture with a very short life-cycle.
Charles Kaisin, a Belgian designer used old newspapers to create a collapsible, adjustable bench.
Oscar Ihermitte reused old newspapers, 334 of them to be exact to construct a bench 89 newspapers to create a stool. Both pieces were made without a single use of glue or screw.
It is known that modern design pushes the boundaries of the expected and the accepted, continuously exploring new material combinations and applications, a practice that in itself yields to the ultimate creation of innovative modern furniture. It is also almost a given that designer modern furniture innately elicit a widespread reaction that sums up the process as nothing short of creative genius. This is exactly how modern design came about almost a century ago and this is how modern design will continue to grow with the help of cutting edge Italian furniture designers and manufacturers. To epitomize the underlining notion behind modern furniture design are a few examples that scream with interpretive authenticity and material innovation.