June 18, 2024

Standout Furniture Designs Spotted in 2023

2023 has been a great year for furniture design. Here are some of the standouts:

Furniture designer Line Depping’s Maple Stool has an innovative tilting mechanism.

SUNRIU Design Studio’s elegant Tai series of furniture is designed to be made from sheet metal scraps.

The Arch, by Front Design, is a modern-day clothes valet with a Thonet connection.

Herman Studio’s Stilt is a simple design for a height-adjustable side table.

Industrial designer Ville Kokkonen designed this simple, elegant flatpack stool that comes together without tools.

There’s a beautiful, subtle detail on this injection-molded Pato chair, by industrial designers Hee Welling and Gudmundur Ludvik.

A well-designed post makes this Snug Bed, by industrial designer Steffen Kehrle, come together.

Product designer Erik Stehmann’s Toní Armchair is an aluminum take on the classic bistro chair.

Architect Michele De Lucchi’s Trespolone, Trespoletto, Trespolino pieces are a furniture homage to the adjustable tripod.

Designer Marco Campardo’s Experimental Elle furniture collection is made entirely from a single profile.

Racheal Heritage’s bentwood Curve Chair does more with less.

Industrial designer Manuel Amaral Netto’s Basso is a handsomely designey rolling side table/bar cart.

Design professor Claudio Larcher’s Paco y Paco is a minimal design for low-cost, easy-to-assemble school furniture.

This incredibly minimalist, stackable galvanized stool is by design collective Vormen.

Furniture designer David Ericsson’s Exxo chair is made from stainless Steel sheets.

Designerd’s Pentagon is a concept design for a stool made from a repeating component.

Industrial designer Wouter Myny’s SecretAir is a concept for a minimalist sideboard that transforms into an office desk.

Naoto Fukasawa designed these gorgeous aluminum Za stools for Emeco.

Annabella Hevesi’s Crosses seating uses an experimental technique: Shaping foam with metal inserts.

This cantilevered Canti Chair is by industrial designers Mirko Ihrig and Casey Lewis, a/k/a Lotto.

Furniture designer Anne Brandhøj wielded rattan to create this Eclipse chair.

Tim Teven Studio’s eye-catching Pressure Furniture series is made from 2mm-thick aluminum sheets.

French interior architect Thomas Defour’s indoor/outdoor Grand Ribaud chairs were inspired by catamaran trampolines.

Industrial designer/mechanical engineer Cameron Smith upgrades the folding chair with his Crisscross design.

There are some killer design details in this MC9 Uncino Barstool, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Marc Newson’s modular Quobus display units are enameled steel cubes connected by brass screws.

Nicaraguan designer Abril Zepeda designed these modern, stylish and sustainable rocking chairs for Masaya & Co.

There are some innovative design tricks in this hideaway workstation by Bly Studios.

Studio Shinyoo’s Lin Glass Tables series borrows timber framing techniques for structure.

Some beautiful details in Jonas Lyndby Jensen’s CNC-milled Water Lily Work Desk.

Industrial designer Jonas Trampedach used some very atypical joinery in this aluminum Rivet Chair.

Veteran industrial designer Ton Haas designed this KWART Chair, which reportedly has the lowest eco-footprint of any chair on the market.

Industrial designer Luca Nichetto’s Robo Chair was inspired by both a Björk music video and Meccano toys.

Architect Yuji Tanabe’s Twins Chair is two chairs in one.

Furniture designer Mark Gabbertas used an innovative aluminum sheet-layering process for his Mira Table.