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Modern Furniture Designs

by Anastasia on August 7, 2009 · 39 comments

in Design

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!

Lago

Website: www.lago.it
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.

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Hidden Art Shop

Website: www.hiddenartshop.com
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.

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YCAMI spa

Website: www.ycami.com
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.

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SIDD Fine Woodworking

Website: www.sidd.ca
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.

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Planika Fires

Website: www.planikausa.com
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.

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Tomita Designs

Website: www.tomitadesigns.com
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.

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ODEChair by Jolyon Yates

Website: www.odechair.com
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.

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Minus tio

Website: www.minustio.com
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?

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Delta Bed Project

Website: nicolafrombern.com
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.
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Baukke Knottnerus

Website: baukeknottnerus.nl
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.

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Tom Dixon

Website: www.tomdixon.net
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!

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Casimir Meubelen

Website: www.casimirmeubelen.be
Casimir is a talented designer living in Belgium. His works are elegant,warm, and cozy, with a modern, minimalist flair.

Velichko Velikov

Website: velikov-design.com
Velichko Velikov is a Bulgarian designer presently working in London. His approach is pretty interesting and modern, working with unusual shapes and textures.

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Charlie Davidson

Website: www.charlie-davidson.com
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.

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Fred Rieffel

Website: www.fredrieffel.com
Rieffel is a talented designer from France with tiny chairs, tables, sofas and accessories to his name.

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Dima Lofinoff

Website: dimaloginoff.com
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.

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Cecilia Design

Website: www.ceciliadesign.se
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.

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Allan Copley

Website: www.wolkdesign.com

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STUDIO thebaek

Website: www.thebaek.com

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.

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BLC Gallery

Website: www.carbonfibre-design.com
Space furniture. If you have a minute to visit their website you’ll be surprised to find out what the furniture is made from.

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Miso Soup Design Group

Website: www.misosoupdesign.com
Miso Soup is a Japanese design studio where the innovative use of technology is the key factor in their perfect designs.

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Mussi

Website: www.mussi.it

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Odesi: Dutch design online

Website: www.odesi.nl
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.

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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!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Harmer Designs August 30, 2009 at 8:57 am

Amazing!

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Sandy September 6, 2009 at 9:44 am

Nice innovation. Good job!

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Sarah@Furnitures September 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Wow… just wow…

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Couture Glass October 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this! What unbelievable designs~!

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Roman Raygoza November 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

thank you so much for taking the time to post such a beautiful pictures

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Linda Allen November 11, 2009 at 3:02 am

Very inspiring! keep it coming!

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juan pablo roca November 13, 2009 at 9:50 am

very good designs selection ! it´s a pleasure to see this web site . great ! thkns

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tania December 30, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Hello, Cecilia Lundgren is Fantastic. I’m a Design lover, and i think you
will also enjoy this brand, http://www.youtube.com/user/bocadolobo or http://www.bocadolobo.com

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Furniture January 8, 2010 at 8:34 am

Modern Design in its broadest definition describes a set of cultural tendencies and radical thought movements .

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gus avgousti February 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

nice work. similar to some of my ideas. keep working at it.

most respected designer in europe
gus avgousti

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cosmos usayi February 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

like the designs, though some have gone to far

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Furniture murcia May 5, 2010 at 3:40 am

Amazing designs! You must admit that the people who designed these interesting things are quite talented.

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Nishad May 22, 2010 at 2:24 am

“ho….What..a…design, I am Realy wondering…!”

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Jenn Tylerson July 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Wow…such incredible designs! Thanks so much for posting!

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modernclassicfurniture July 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm

those furniture are very beautiful

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Apartment Furniture July 28, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I love modern furniture! Some very nice pieces pictured above.

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kevin October 14, 2010 at 3:44 am

there is just no limit to creativity..lively work quite in touch with reality.

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Best Camping Tents December 20, 2010 at 8:04 am

Those are some great designs. Particularly like the ones by Dima Lofinoff.

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Pamela Davis-Brittman December 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

This was very intriguing furniture it had the “WOW” factor. It was the most unusual furniture I have seen and I just loved all of it.

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lata Valia January 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

very thought provoking and intriguing furniture

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Andrey March 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Excellent work and design.

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Desiree Furman March 29, 2011 at 7:33 am

I also like all the designs look unique and I really really like the design

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modern classic furniture April 14, 2011 at 4:20 am

I also like all the designs look unique and I really really like the design

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jamaica October 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

nice, i want to have it

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Ganesh November 7, 2011 at 4:18 am

I am just speechless. My sincere appreciation for all these designers.

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pritesh modi November 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

loved this designs………….!

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Vipin. v December 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

Very excellent designs…..i like…..

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sagar January 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

Excellent designs…….
Ultimate………

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Behzad January 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

like…

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Ben Iddisah April 18, 2012 at 6:32 am

simply splendid!!!!!!

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suram June 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

these are really amazing i like all of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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R.Meegastenna June 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

superb collection

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John Miller Interiors January 22, 2013 at 2:52 am

Fantastic work

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modern furniture in dallas July 13, 2013 at 7:04 am

Excellent collection & cool designs on display.
Thumbs up.

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