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January 14, 2014
From architecture to furniture and products we are seeing geometric designs take off everywhere. The clean lines of simple geometric shapes are a perfect fit for the modern design aesthetic. Take a look at some inspiring examples we've pulled together here.

GEOMETRIC POOL WITH A VIEW IN PHOENIX

Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell Burnette-designed desert home featured from our Indoor Outdoor issue, comes with a pool that is "half terrace, half cool-water retreat...projected toward the canopy of the desert sky."Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Modern bayfront house in Chile

A SIMPLE GEOMETRIC BAYFRONT HOME IN CHILE

Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget. Situated between a bay and a coastal mountain range, Casa Klotz makes a powerful geometric contrast to its isolated natural surroundings. Photo by Roland Halbe.

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Originally appeared in A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
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zvi hecker geometric forms in three dimensional structures

GEOMETRIC HOUSING COMPLEX IN JERUSALEM

Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”

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Zvi Hecker
Originally appeared in Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
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exterior house facade

A GEOMETRIC DESERT HOME IN PHOENIX

At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

Originally appeared in 5 Prefab Desert Homes
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geometric mobil

WOODEN GEOMETRIC MOBILES BY HALEY ANN ROBINSON

Portland-based maker Haley Ann Robinson is perfecting one of 21st century design’s most significant components: The side hustle.

Originally appeared in Wooden Geometric Mobiles by Haley Ann Robinson
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Faceted clay planter

FACETED PLANTER

Terra-cotta planters are ubiquitous, but these pots (available in white or natural clay) by Brooklyn-based designer Megumi Yoshida update the typology with a mod geometric bent.

Originally appeared in Plant Life
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A-FRAMES BY CHIAOZZA

Inspired by a Danish folk design, Brooklyn-based Chiaozza's hand-cut geometrical A-Frame shelves not only house various keepsakes and objects, but can proudly stand on its own as a sculptural wall piece.

Originally appeared in Product Spotlight: A-Frames by Chiaozza
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DESIGN MADE FROM RECYCLED BOOKS

The side tables designer Brian Gennett makes are hand-crafted from vintage and antique books. The book covers are applied to simple geometric tables he designed.

Originally appeared in Design Made from Recycled Books
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Brick Pastel rug by Oyyo

MAGIC CARPET RIDE, COURTESY OF SWEDISH BRAND OYYO

Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén founded their design studio Oyyo in Stockholm in late 2011. Since then, they've been ramping up for Oyyo's first collection, a series of six dhurrie rugs woven from organic cotton and tinted with vegetable dye. The pieces are handwoven by craftspeople near Jodhpur, India, pairing time-tested weaving techniques with contemporary design motifs.

Originally appeared in Magic Carpet Ride, Courtesy of Swedish Brand Oyyo
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GEOMETRIC INSPIRED: ISTANBUL'S CONTEMPORARY DESIGNERS

Geometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.

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dialogue house pool

GEOMETRIC POOL WITH A VIEW IN PHOENIX

Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell Burnette-designed desert home featured from our Indoor Outdoor issue, comes with a pool that is "half terrace, half cool-water retreat...projected toward the canopy of the desert sky."Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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