12 designs made of wood that show the versatility of the material

Dezeen showroom: From seating with rounded organic shapes to lighting designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, here are 12 wood furniture designs and interior products featured in the Dezeen showroom.

Wood has been used to make furniture for thousands of years because of its versatility, durability and ready availability.

As a renewable material, wood is popular with designers as a sustainable and low-carbon material choice.

It has an attractive natural grain that changes in tone and pattern depending on the species of tree, which can be left in its natural state or treated with paints and varnishes.

This compilation includes furniture made of different types of wood, including Douglas fir, cherry, oak, walnut, beech, maple and acacia.

Read on to see the latest wooden furniture designs and products to be featured in the Dezeen showroom:


16:00 Chaise longue by Massproductions

Swedish brand Massproductions has launched a chaise longue called 4PM that is designed to offer a comfortable seat without padding.

The chaise longue comes in your choice of laminated Douglas fir or cherry wood and the design comes in a hand built version inspired by the work of the late Italian designer Enzo Mari.

Find out more about 4 p.m. ›


Photo of a box-shaped wooden lamp

Taliesin lamps by Frank Lloyd Wright and Yamagiwa

Japanese lighting brand Yamagiwa has relaunched a collection of lamps originally designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright to illuminate his iconic 1911 Taliesin home in Wisconsin.

Available as a floor lamp and table lamp, the Taliesin lighting design consists of a series of wooden boxes in oak, cherry or walnut that rotate around a central post and create beams of light.

Learn more about Taliesin ›


Elsie wooden chair with armrests in a neutral toned room

Chair collection Elsie by Appareil Atelier

Canadian architecture and furniture design studio Appariel Atelier designed their Elsie chair collection with soft, rounded shapes.

The chair has a generous semi-circular seat with tubular wooden components that form a curved backrest that embraces the user.

Learn more about Elsie ›


Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 by Geckeler Michels for Karimoku

Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 by Geckeler Michels for Karimoku

Design studio Geckeler Michels and Japanese furniture brand Karimoku collaborated to create a table that features a round top, splayed legs and a cable tunnel in the middle.

Available in natural and black wood finishes, the Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 table has a versatile design that lends itself to residential, hospitality and workspace environments.

Learn more about Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 ›


Hollywood chairs in front of the window

Hollywood seating collection designed by Ben McCarthy for Gohome

Designed by product designer Ben McCarthy for Australian furniture brand Gohome, the Hollywood seating collection has a simple silhouette reminiscent of traditional director’s chairs.

The collection includes stackable chairs and bar stools available in natural, black, white and red stained oak.

Learn more about Hollywood ›


Hoard storage tables from Blu Dot

The Hoard Storage Tables feature biomorphic shapes and hollow interiors suitable for storing housewares and household items designed by furniture brand Blue Dot.

The tables come in two color options – black lacquered or natural acacia wood – and come in three sizes that can be grouped together or used individually.

Find out more about Hoard storage tables ›


Shaku Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Koyori

Shaku Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Koyori

Japanese furniture brand Koyori collaborated with French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec to create the minimalist Shaku Chair, which consists of six individual components.

The chair’s four tapered legs and rounded seat and backrest are made of black-stained beech wood.

Learn more about the Shaku chair ›


Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

The Bench furniture collection includes a wooden bench with a complementary table created by designer Konstantin Grcic for the Italian furniture brand Plank.

Both pieces of furniture consist of a top plank supported by two upright components and joined together by an invisible pin joint, designed to be easily assembled and disassembled when required.

Find out more about the bank ›


98.6°F Outdoor Collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada

98.6°F Outdoor Collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada

Designed by Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu for Portuguese brand De La Espada, the 98.6°F outdoor furniture collection includes a dining table, dining chair, bench, lounge chair, coffee table and side table.

The collection is made from Croatian white oak, selected for its high tannin content to protect the wood from rot and prolong the life of the furniture outdoors.

Learn more about 98.6°F ›


Sova Lounge Chair by Patrick Norguet for Zanat

Bosnian furniture company Zanat has collaborated with French designer Patrick Norguet to launch the Sova Lounge Chair, which features a characterful solid wood frame available in a choice of maple, walnut or oak.

According to the brand, all of the wood used for furniture production comes from private orchards or sustainably managed forests.

Learn more about the Sova Lounge ›


Sayari day bed and side table on a grassy hilltop

Sayari Garden Furniture by Ashlee Lloyd for Studio Lloyd

Sayari is an outdoor furniture collection characterized by organic shapes, designed by South African furniture and lighting brand Studio Lloyd.

Designed as a homage to the natural environment of Africa, the collection includes a day bed and matching side table made from eucalyptus globule hardwood.

Learn more about Sayari ›


Two chairs and stack of chairs on gray background

Naku Stack Chair by Harri Korhonen for Inno

Finnish furniture company Inno has released a stackable chair with a minimalist silhouette called Naku Stack, designed by the brand’s founder, Harri Korhonen.

Suitable for a range of public spaces, the design is available in birch, ash or oak wood and features chair legs that combine to form a graphic A-shaped frame.

Learn more about Naku Stack ›

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