Collection by Patrick Sisson

Furniture Designs Made With Mind-Bending Materials

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The story of modern furniture design can't be separated from material technology. Ever since Charles and Ray Eames discovered a molding process to create curvaceous pieces of plywood, innovations and new materials have inspired designers to give form to previously impossible shapes. Click through the slideshow for some of the latest innovations that have caught our eye, from sleek chairs made from wool to lamps hewn from lava rocks.

Hypetex Halo Chair Utilizing a new carbon fiber process developed over several years by Formula 1 engineers, the...
Solidwool Chair Think of it as fibreglass from fleece, specifically those on the backs of sheep in the English...
Coconut Composite Board Visiting professors Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and Devan Simumovich initially thought they would be...
Studio Formafantasma's lava clocks An experiment in geometric, occasionally brutal, forms, the "De Natura Fossilium"...
Strata Bench for Landscape Forms It's hard to believe this sleek bench was fashioned from concrete.
EcoVet Furniture Not only does this Arkansas-based company employ military vets, but the company sources road-tested...
Metallic Geology Created by injecting gas into molten metal, aluminum foam was utilized by London's Studio Swine to...
Coiled Stool Designer Jonathan Muecke created these stools late last year utilizing an atypical mixture of Kevlar,...
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