While the minimalism of mid-century modern designs is still trending, there is an interesting shift happening when it comes to interior design or any other type of fashion. Essentially, and seemingly contradictorily, the trends that are bringing back elements from the 80s and 90s are actually increasing interest in futuristic designs.
This makes sense when you consider that the 80s and 90s were filled with sci-fi and fantasy media, much of which we thought would be our reality now. To our dismay, it is not. However, we can still embrace futurism through our home decor choices with some of these cosmic designer pieces.
Armchairs like the seat of a spaceship
We all said it at some point in 2015: “Where are our hoverboards?” Now, we are in the age of the Jetsons, but again we said: “Where are our robot housekeepers?” While we may not have the advancements we imagined, we can still pretend.
The F510 Lounge Chair by Artifort is a perfect example of our greatest futuristic fantasies. Its design is distinctly reminiscent of the chairs on the bridge of the Enterprise. We can slip into our most Picard-like daydreams in this armchair. Although it is certainly one-of-kind, it still maintains a practical and ergonomic shape.
When we consider the concept of contemporary design, we may be automatically inclined to think of straight lines and sharp edges. However, much of modern and futuristic design is actually characterized by bold curves, rounded accents, and unforeseen shapes.
The Atatlas Table by Casprini embodies this. It has the slender lines of a basic table, but with a curved and angular base for added intrigue. The creative bending shape of the center support for the table gives it a simple elegance while the glossy, lacquered finish adds sleekness.
The Mariano Fortuny Table Lamp is perhaps the most effective blend of futuristic design, minimalism, and creativity. Its UFO-like shape evokes celestial vibes. Suspended lighting such as this is highly desirable in luxury homes, and the design of this lamp is particularly appealing.
It can be used in any room in the house for a bit of extra lighting, though it is perhaps most at home in the study. With its convex frame and undeniable presence, it’s definitely a statement piece for your desk or side table.
Futuristic designs don’t have to be all shining metal, leather, and synthetics, and they don’t have to be neutral colors. Don’t be afraid to give a splash of color with the unique Ribbon Chaise by BBB that has an artful, inventive shape reminiscent of a Möbius strip. Not only will pieces such as these give your home a distinctive look, but they’ll serve as a conversation piece for years to come.