If your favourite architect designed furniture, would they look like these pieces? The World Architects collection by Portuguese design firm Malabar pays tribute to some of the world’s most renowned names in architecture. Try to identify some of the architectural biggies who have influenced the style of each piece, translated into dramatic artisan pieces by Malabar, and see how many you got right at the end of this post!
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Dynasty dining chair
Just like architect Toyo Ito’s building for Tod’s in Omotesando, Tokyo, the Dynasty dining chair’s criss-cross back design made of rosewood veneer echoes the building’s criss-cross concrete braces.
Nothing more, nothing less. The “Less is More” ethos of Mies Van Der Rohe translates well into the leggy Slim console finished with silver leaf in high gloss varnish.
Volute dining table
The spiral design on the legs of the Volute table reference the spiral design on the exterior one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most well-known buildings, the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s signature broken tile motifs and eccentric style is witnessed in the Templo cabinet, which has a carved body clad with hand-painted ceramics. The interior is coated with gold leaf.
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