One of my favorite elements of design is that inspiration comes from many different places. I was recently quoted in CS Interiors’ “It’s Glow Time” Summer 2012 issue. I was asked what I felt about a horned CT Chair. Although opinions were differed, it sparked an idea. Why not write about some interesting (whether you like them or not) designs that are inspired by nature!

1. Custommade designer Naturalism Furniture
2. Smarin Designs
3. Vine Bowl Baskets
4. Studio Aisslinger
5. VivaTerra
6. Tshuka
7. Unknown– photo credit: designer Jarlath Mellett
8. Cappellini
9. Nadezhda Moiseeva
10. Christian Norhave
11. Bodo Sperlein
12. Jesse Shaw

As you can see, I ran across several different and intriguing designs. Some modern, all unique- I certainly had a fun time finding all of these! So here goes the hard part, who can name the nature-inspiration behind all 12 pieces? I’ll comment later and give you the answers. No cheating! Comment below!

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10 Comments to 'Nature vs. Furniture'

Nikki 13 Aug 12 at 4:07 pm

Hmm… I’m not sure how much I love those designs. I do prefer them to the sharp lines of “Modern” furniture though.

JWS Interiors 13 Aug 12 at 7:06 pm

LOVE #7! Very cool. Love your blog!

Tara 13 Aug 12 at 8:35 pm

i am in love with the butterfly chandelier!

Robin Horton/Urban Gardens 13 Aug 12 at 10:12 pm

This nature-inspired design is right up my alley! Love this collection you have gathered together. My guess is your inspiration was sea anemone?

Akron Furniture Store 16 Aug 12 at 9:35 am

I love number five. The asymmetrical plates are a wonderful touch.

Chris at Contempo Space 17 Aug 12 at 10:56 am

#10 Norhave chair looks sleek!


Maggie 18 Aug 12 at 11:39 pm

That chair looks satanic lol

Nicole 20 Aug 12 at 1:13 pm

Nature vs Furniture definitely inspired our floating honeycomb shelving unit! Naturally we’re biased to inspiration behind number four 🙂

Julia-Chicago 20 Aug 12 at 2:41 pm

Love the honeycomb shelf idea! You’ll have to post photos- I would love to see!

Julia-Chicago 20 Aug 12 at 2:44 pm

It’s actually inspired by cuttlefish! Definitely a close guess Chris!

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