Often times, the design of a piece of furniture begins with a sketch on paper. Designers then translate those sketches into reality, working on prototypes, so as to produce a functional piece of furniture. However, the designers of these pieces took it one step further, and sought to maintain the 2-D look of their sketches, resulting in quirky, minimalist forms that tease the mind.

Skitsch Fildefer lounge chair

Inspired by the Chesterfield armchair, the Skitsch Fildefer lounge chair by Alessandra Baldereschi even has button detailing. Skitsch is available at Lifestorey.

 

Sekitei Armchair by Nendo for Cappellini from Proof Living

Nendo’s Sekitei armchair for Cappellini was inspired by rake patterns of Zen gardens, from Proof Living.

 

Wire Table by Arik Levy for Zanotta from Proof Living

Arik Levy’s Wire table for Zanotta, from Proof Living.

 

Fifty chair and ottoman by Ligne Roset

Ligne Roset’s Fifty chair and ottoman with their thin, wire-frame outlines, from Monticello.

 

2D LED table lamp by Skitsch from Lifestorey

2D LED table lamp by Skitsch from Lifestorey.

 

2D LED ceiling lamp by Skitsch from Lifestorey

2D LED ceiling lamp by Skitsch from Lifestorey.