TREND ALERT! GREAT SCULPTURE = GREAT FURNITURE

The line between beautiful furniture and functional sculpture is blurring and it is a trend that is leading to loads of fascinating furniture.

This Bloom Chair is a perfect place to start. Created by Philippine designer Kenneth Cobonpue, this gorgeous chair in yellow micro fiber, is really a functional piece of art.

This Ruché Sofa is by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset. Ruché, which means gathered or pleated, brings together the unusual and the traditional. In Sempé’s own words, “The unusual thing … is its solid wood structure, and the great traditional element is the quilting, the very heart of its savoir-faire. (These) combine to produce a harmonious union of rigorous straight lines and soft, welcoming curves.” Got it Inga, Love it!

This white and black Arthur table was created by Dirk Wynants, springing from his idea to bring together interesting people, good ideas and great food, just like King Arthur did with his energetic Knights of the Round. This sculpted table,  made of high pressure laminate, is perfect for everything from family dinners to executive meetings. There is a  central circle that swivels like a lazy susan, and for outdoor use, you can install a parasol right into the middle of the table.

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has introduced his newest design the Lounger for his Showtime Collection with BD Barcelona. This sculptural chair contrasts between classicism and modernity, and is available in fabric or leather.

I love this next chair – Jaehyo Lee’s fantastically sculptural Pine Chair.

Says Lee, a prolific Korean sculptor and artist, “My art is about the material. …. I simply want to show the nature of my common raw materials like wood and nails.”  This is an amazing piece!

This Squiddy table (made of alder wood) is all sculpture and all fun!  Designed by the very creative Canadian Judson Beaumont this collection is in keeping with Beaumont’s history of great sculpture=great furniture.  Some people think it is creepy but I only see fun and creativity.

This Loft Wing Fan is fanning made personal! Designed and made-in-the-USA by Sandy Ignon, all that is missing is someone to feed you the grapes.

Made of high strength carbon fiber and available in custom colors, this innovative fan is as eco-friendly as it is beautiful, using only 15 watts of electricity.  Ahhhhhh….