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SHAPING DESIGN

September 14, 2018

Architects and designers draw inspiration from the things around them to create. Be it different materials, colors, or functions, design is shaped by the surrounding environment and the elements in it. This week we bring you five pieces inspired by geometric shapes, designs that take their cue directly from the basic properties of space. 
PP130 CIRCULAR CHAIR
Hans J. Wegner, 1986
One of Hans J. Wegner’s most visionary projects, the creation of the Circular Chair spanned most of Wegner’s career. Inspired by the elegant and simple shape of a circle, the PP130 pushed the limits of possibility with its intricate and shapely crafting. Offering great comfort and flexibility, this easy chair is visually light and easy to move around.
COFFEE TABLE
Aldo Bakker, 2015
A geometric table unlike any other, this piece by Aldo Bakker is defined by its innovative construction methods. Made from a single sheet of steel, precisely cut to be “rolled up,” the Coffee Table is a self-supporting piece that blends together multiple shapes.
CB-457 GEOMETRIC DAYBED
Craig Bassam & Scott Fellows, 2017
Comprised of a solid wood frame and a steel tubular base, the CB-457 has leather-upholstered tufted cushions for maximum comfort. The linear and architectural craftsmanship in this piece is further emphasized by the cross angle seams in the upholstery, which align perfectly with the tubular structure.
B-4 TABLE LAMP
Greta Grossman, 1945
This small table lamp by design icon, Greta Grossman, is a blend of playful angles and geometric elements. Fitting effortlessly into any environment, this piece features moveable visors which allow for a soft diffusing of light. The B-4 is a whimsical lamp that will add character and a touch of American modernism to any room.
PK54™
Poul Kjærholm, 1963
This solid and functional dining table by Poul Kjærholm is a study in contrasting materials and forms. Shown here in a new beige marble with a stainless steel base, this table seats up to six people. The circular shape of the top meets the square shape of the base for a distinguished yet minimalist design.
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