Berlin-based industrial designer Julian Sterz featured Platzhalter-Stuhl at the design trade fair Imm Cologne in 2013. The design plays with perception by adding metal frames to missing parts of conventional chairs.
Like the Platzhalter-Stuhl, German designer Tina Schmid's Tilt was also featured at the design trade fair in Germany. Similarly playing with perception, Tilt gives the viewer a sense of vertigo as it moves from a flat graphic to a three-dimensional object.
Munich-based industrial designer Konstantin Grcic created this elegant Parrish Side Chair, shown here in Lancaster Walnut Wood, for the Parrish Art Museum in New York. Grcic is well-known for his simple yet sturdy chair designs.
The multi-purpose Zieharsofika by designer Meike Harde is as much of a seating area as it is a magazine rack. A perfect addition to an architect's office, blue prints can slide through the adjustable rubber bands for reachability and comfort.
German-born designer Pia Wüstenberg incorporates used paper products such as posters and magazines to create light fixtures. Resembling the concentric rings of a tree trunk, this recycled lamp is green in philosophy and chic in design.