A New Angle on Modern Design With Wood
Creative minds transform wood into beautiful yet functional objects for your home.
Manipulating wood into decorative objects is not new, but today’s designers are reimagining the material to create stunning innovations in wood furniture and home accessories.
This Corona Table by Seth Rolland is a stroke of genius. The table is made from four pieces of solid wood that have been precisely cut, fanned out accordion-style, and strategically rejoined at points to create a stable and stunning table base. The shadows created by the shape add depth and drama to the overall look.
Photo courtesy LZF Products
LZF products have created a line of lamps that are as much a work of art as they are a light source. This Air MG lamp, which comes in a variety of woods, is twisted and bent in a fluid form that manages to be both modern and elegant. Paired with the wall sconce version, these lamps are a sure fire way to add modern sophistication to any space.
Photo courtesy WNKSHP
Somewhere between skateboard and shelf, the Bump Shelf from WNKSHP is a lesson in simplicity. The genius of this product is the way it lays perfectly over the supports, hugging the curves. The bent plywood is accented with just a touch of color on one of the layers for interest. This shelf would be perfect for a modern or industrial style space.
Photo courtesy Mosart
Bruce Scheuttinger of Mosart is a master of his medium. His Pieces credenza utilizes scrap pieces of wood that have been carefully trimmed and assembled in a mosaic that is museum worthy. The variation in color does not come from stain, but rather from the use of wood from 44 different tree species from around the world. The piece is assembled using only hand joinery and the finest techniques from the late 18th and early 19th century. This is a modern masterpiece made with old world craftsmanship.