What comes to your mind when you hear “furniture”? Your chair and table in the office? Your bed? Sofa? Lounge? Maybe your wardrobe? While you likely imagine something pretty traditional, designers from all over the world are busy thinking outside of the box when it comes to modern furniture design. They compete to turn the concept of furniture into unique pieces of art! The shapes they create and materials they use in these modern furniture marvels are unbelievable, and the “things” they design in many cases are just as comfortable as more traditional furniture. I love all the innovations and I praise ergonomics, so let us jump into the world of modern furniture design and see what it has to offer — one part function and two parts style!
This young Italian company employs around 150 creative designers for their modern furniture masterpieces. They’re my favorite modern furniture company — they have everything I could dream of and it’s all in one place on their website.
Hidden Art Shop
Hidden Art is a membership-based organization that supports and promotes designer-makers. In their online shop, you will find some unique and amazing work from lots of designers (and for quiet affordable pricing!). Take a few minutes to check out their modern furniture offerings if you are looking for new furniture for your house or apartment. The pieces below are some of my favorite.
Ycami was conceived in 1990 as the brand of the Caimi group — a leader in aluminum transformation which produces accessories for the furniture industry. I think their products are outstanding and can nicely fit into the design of any apartment, even with only limited space.
SIDD Fine Woodworking
SIDD is a small independent company based in Ottawa, Canada. All SIDD pieces are handcrafted, and each piece is discreetly signed and numbered by the person who built it, making your new modern furniture feel more like modern art.
Planika Fires creates real fireplaces without any smoke. It’s a great addition to any modern interior, allowing fireplaces to become integral design elements even in unexpected places.
Their passion is sculpture, modern furniture, and interior design. The owner of the company draws inspiration from traditional Japanese forms, which makes his designs stand apart from the crowd.
ODEChair by Jolyon Yates
Jolyon Yates offers this interesting chair collection. It’s hard to judge whether they are convenient or comfortable to sit on, but I wouldn’t mind having one in my apartment — even if just to incite friends to stare.
The “thing” you see below is created from a quadrate cut into four pieces. Each piece has an identical shape but different heights. The pieces can be arranged in a number of different ways, adapting to any room or event. Stylish and convenient — what could be better?
Delta Bed Project
This amazingly creative bed design by Nicola From Bern is made up of fiberglass-reinforced plastic tubes that can be telescoped, allowing them to be change based on mattress size.
PHAT KNITS is a series of giant threads used to create knitted products for your home’s interior. It’s soft and safe for children to play around.
Launched in September 2008, Tom Dixon by George Smith is a contemporary British upholstery brand that unites quality traditional manufacturing techniques and contemporary design. Good work guys!
Casimir is a talented designer living in Belgium. His works are elegant,warm, and cozy, with a modern, minimalist flair.
Velichko Velikov is a Bulgarian designer presently working in London. His approach is pretty interesting and modern, working with unusual shapes and textures.
Not many works are presented in the portfolio of Swedish designer, Charlie Davidson. But every piece of modern furniture he creates is a beautiful, ultra-modern masterpiece.
Rieffel is a talented designer from France with tiny chairs, tables, sofas and accessories to his name.
Dima is a Russian designer living in Moscow. He has lots of original works in his portfolio. Unfortunately there are no photos of completed pieces — all the works are presented as 3D designs.
Cecilia Lundgren is a Swedish designer with an extensive knowledge not only in product design and furniture design, but also in graphic design and illustration.
Baek Ki Kim is a young designer who has worked for Samsung Electronics. He mainly does project-based design work which includes self-organized projects and client-contracted projects.
Space furniture. If you have a minute to visit their website you’ll be surprised to find out what the furniture is made from.
Miso Soup Design Group
Miso Soup is a Japanese design studio where the innovative use of technology is the key factor in their perfect designs.
Odesi: Dutch design online
Odesi is a new and thrilling modern furniture design label. They say that they work with new Dutch talent. Well, yes, I find them very talented indeed.
There are so many other interesting modern furniture designs I’ve seen, but these are just a few of the best that I wanted to share with you. There are also many great websites that I would gladly mention, but the photos they have in portfolios are unfortunately too small to show case. Consider yourself tasked with a scavenger hunt to find even more great modern furniture designs from around the world. Be sure to come back and tell us about them! Have a great day!