Furniture can transform our spaces, ignite our imagination, and act as pieces of art that blur the lines between form and function. While there will always be a place for traditional furniture, futuristic and unusual designs can help you show off your unique sense of style and spark up conversations with guests.
If you’re looking to add a more unconventional touch to your space, consider adding some of these well-known furniture pieces to your home.
Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag Chair
Made in Italy, the Zig Zag Chair is a stunning piece of furniture designed by renowned Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in the early Twentieth Century. This followed up some of his other famous designs like the Red and Blue Chair, which he designed in 1918.
The design of this chair is a clear departure from the classic chair design of four legs. The horizontal support plane offers a unique look and functionality that hadn’t been seen previously. Even today, this chair design still appears to come from the future, making it a great piece for anyone looking for a more unique style.
Rietveld’s original Zig Zag Chair was made of oak and brass fittings and was commissioned by Metz & Company of Amsterdam until 1955. Modern reproductions of the chair, like you’ll find at Bauhaus 2 Your House, are made from solid natural ashwood.
Flower Lounge Chair
Sandro Santantonio’s Flower Lounge Chair is a one-of-a-kind piece that seemingly plays with the concept of gravity. Santantonio’s inspiration from flower petals clearly shines through in this chair design, giving it an organic yet edgy feel.
Add the Flower Lounge Chair to your space if you’re looking for a focal point that will draw the eyes in, but is still comfortable and sturdy enough for regular use.
The chair is currently crafted in Italy by Giovannetti and features a removable cover available in dozens of different fabrics and colors to perfectly fit the look of your space.
George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
The George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa is a design that many say was ahead of its time, and still stands as a signature piece of modern classic design. Only a few hundred pieces were originally constructed, owing to the daring design that was extremely unique for the time.
He has also been credited with other distinctive and modern designs like the Nelson Bench, the Coconut Chair, and the Nelson Ball Clock, to name a few.
Featuring 18 upholstered cushions and a black tubular frame, there are countless color combinations and patterns that you can choose from for the Marshmallow Sofa out of the dozens of different upholstery options available on our website.
K8 Coffee Table
Tecta’s K8 Coffee Table is a visually stunning piece of furniture designed by Wolfgang Hartauer. Almost appearing like more of a sculpture than a functioning table, the K8 Coffee Table features a swivel top that opens up noiselessly with just a light tap.
This German-made table helps you make a statement in your living room while still enjoying a practical piece of furniture that all your visitors will marvel at. Meticulously made of stainless steel, the K8 Coffee Table is available in lacquered black, white, or red.
All in all, it is a wondrous piece of furniture that perfectly balances the elements of form and function–perfectly fit for a modern and quirky home.
Gerrit Rietveld Schroeder Table
Another stunning furniture piece from Gerrit Rietveld, the Schroeder Table offers a striking and unusual multi-plane design akin to the Zig Zag Chair. Even though this table was designed about 100 years ago, it still appears as if it comes from the future.
Possibly Rietveld’s most famous architectural work, the Schroeder House was designed in 1924 and features asymmetrical geometric forms throughout the interior and exterior of the home. Thus, this table was designed to match the unique style of the home and is still beloved around the world today.