Trend Alert: Geometric Design

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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.
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  GEOMETRIC POOL WITH A VIEW IN PHOENIXPerched 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.

    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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  A SIMPLE GEOMETRIC BAYFRONT HOME IN CHILEMathias 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.  Photo by: Roland HalbeCourtesy of: Roland Halbe

    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.

    Photo by: Roland Halbe

    Courtesy of: Roland Halbe

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  GEOMETRIC HOUSING COMPLEX IN JERUSALEMArchitect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”  Courtesy of: Zvi Hecker

    GEOMETRIC HOUSING COMPLEX IN JERUSALEM

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

    Courtesy of: Zvi Hecker

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  A GEOMETRIC DESERT HOME IN PHOENIXAt the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

    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.

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  WOODEN GEOMETRIC MOBILES BY HALEY ANN ROBINSONPortland-based maker Haley Ann Robinson is perfecting one of 21st century design’s most significant components: The side hustle.

    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.

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  FACETED PLANTERTerra-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.

    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.

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  PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: A-FRAMES BY CHIAOZZAInspired 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.

    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.

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  DESIGN MADE FROM RECYCLED BOOKSThe 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.

    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.

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  MAGIC CARPET RIDE, COURTESY OF SWEDISH BRAND OYYOLina 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.

    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.

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  GEOMETRIC INSPIRED: ISTANBUL'S CONTEMPORARY DESIGNERSGeometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.

    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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