Top 10 furniture designs for your modern contemporary home

What really makes or breaks a home at the end of the day is the furniture that is placed in it. The right kind of furniture design can create the essence and soul of a home. And I think it’s important that the soul of our home is a reflection of our own soul. Therefore, it is a must to choose pieces of furniture that bring out the best in our home while authentically representing our personality. You must choose designs that are fun, sophisticated, and functional. They add an extra sparkle to your home without sacrificing utility in the slightest. From a table made from Tasmanian wood pulled from the bottom of a lake to a beautiful dune-inspired table, these intriguing furniture designs are just what your modern home needs!

1. The cut table

Architecture studio Snøhetta designed a beautiful table using wood sourced from the bottom of a lake called Pieman Lake in Tasmania, Australia. Dubbed the Intersection table, the minimalist table is crafted from Tasmanian oak sourced from Hydrowood – “one of the world’s first underwater forestry companies”.

Why is it remarkable?

Part of Snøhetta’s ongoing exploration of defining a valuable use of new and forgotten material technologies, the worktable is the first exploration of wood aged for decades at the depths of a lake. Designed by Snøhetta’s offices in Adelaide and Oslo, the table is actually handcrafted using traditional woodworking techniques. The table top features an impressive torsion box construction that mimics the wings of an airplane.

what we like

  • This torsion box construction supports large outriggers that provide rigidity and structure
  • The Intersection Table has a shape meant to represent “the endless Australian coast”.

What we don’t like

  • A bulky design that takes up a lot of space

2. The Linoleum Collection

A graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, Lina Chi decided to reinvent the use of linoleum – creating a collection of curvy and whimsical furniture designs built from individual sheets of linoleum. Aptly named linoleum, Chi hopes to reinvent the material and give it a new identity.

Why is it remarkable?

The Linoleum collection consists of a bench, two stools and a low table. Linoleum is a material that has been around for ages. It is mainly used as flooring, but can also be used as furniture. It’s a material that’s widely used in spaces like schools, kitchens, and hospitals, but is often mistaken for plastic because they both share a similar appearance. Chi wanted to rename linoleum and present it in a new light.

what we like

  • Sculptural + visually appealing
  • Reinterpretation of a well-known material

What we don’t like

  • Not everyone likes furniture made of linoleum

3. The meeting follow cone


Designed by office furniture brand Mara, the Follow Meeting Cone is an intriguing table with a conical base and an adjustable table top that can be controlled and operated with a mechanical component.

Why is it remarkable?

The Follow Meeting Cone utilizes the brand’s groundbreaking height adjustment mechanism, which can effortlessly support both seated and standing work positions! The mechanical system of the table allows the table to be raised or lowered so you can position it at the angle you want to work at. The base and the top are connected with a metal telescopic element that is visible when the table is raised.

what we like

  • The table’s interesting tapered base serves as the star of the design, giving it a sculptural silhouette
  • The cone is designed for use in commercial workplaces as well as home offices or living spaces

What we don’t like

4. Wooden arcade cabinet


We’ve seen a lot of these “old school” designs in recent years, thanks to the successful “retro mini” revival of popular consoles from a few decades ago. Of course, not all revivals have to stick to the same old designs, especially when there’s plenty of room to see these ancient behemoths in a new light. This arcade cabinet, for example, offers the same functionality as its predecessors but wraps it in a bare, minimalist wood structure that looks stylish and is perfect for a luxurious space.

Why is it remarkable?

Unlike traditional arcade cabinets, this design can hardly be called a “closet” because of its shape. Instead of a large box, this arcade cabinet has only the outer “skin” that only shows the silhouette of the gaming device. In fact, it has its sides omitted as well, so you only see the outline of its profile when you view it from the sides. Also unlike a typical closet, this interpretation has a slightly tapered back, streamlining the design and minimizing space.

what we like

  • It has many curves that give it a softer personality
  • This arcade cabinet looks almost more like a work of art, paying homage to the golden age of arcades

What we don’t like

5. THE COUCH-19


Given the amount of single-use masks that are regularly produced and discarded, this can easily create an environmental problem. What makes the situation even worse is that very few people are aware of this situation, let alone the harmful potential of these masks. So what better way to get their attention than to put this number into perspective in a rather shocking way?

Why is it remarkable?

COUCH-19 does this in a sensible but also useful way. Hundreds of used masks are collected and then disinfected with ozone before being buried in a stool made of recyclable crystal PVC. Each stool is modular so they can be combined with others to form a couch of your own liking. The puffs are irregularly shaped to give the appearance of masks frozen in time.

what we like

  • The iceberg-like design is said to be a reference to global warming
  • Conveys a serious but essential message

What we don’t like

  • As a couch, the COUCH-19 looks both interesting and a little unsettling, which might not be very popular

6. The book groove


We see a lot of product concepts for tables, shelves and sideboards that can hold books, so designers need to create something that stands out. And one such design is Bookgroove. The Bookgroove is a bookshelf and table in one that has a rather unique shape.

Why is it remarkable?

The table itself is round at first glance, but there is an almost J-shaped carving on one side that offers space for several books. It’s not the usual way of storing books as they have to follow the shape of the built-in shelf on the side table

what we like

  • You can place a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on the upper part
  • It’s a fun way to store your favorite books

What we don’t like

  • The books that are at the end of the curve can be damaged over time due to their positioning
  • It’s also probably difficult to get hold of some of the books if you want to read them

7. The Dune


There is something about loose sand that makes people feel peaceful, be it sand on the beach or sand in zen gardens. There is another place where there is such sand, but not everyone will want to travel to the desert just to enjoy such a view. Fortunately, there are many ways to recreate these images at home, and this center table concept design is arguably one of the prettiest.

Why is it remarkable?

The Dune table’s name clarifies its inspiration, which may not be immediately apparent from its shape alone. In contrast to a gently sloping dune, the base of the table rises and falls in an almost random pattern. This creates shapes, edges and corners that would not normally be possible with natural dunes. However, along with its blue hue, it gives the table an almost mystical and otherworldly character that only adds to its calming visual appeal.

what we like

  • The tabletop also follows this amorphous design, forming an irregular shape rather than a typical circle or ellipse. It gives a perfect view of the artificial dune below and fulfills both functional and aesthetic roles

What we don’t like

8. The Goyo chair


The Goyo chair is an avant-garde piece of furniture that offers you a place of rest in the middle of a busy and stressful day.

Why is it remarkable?

It is actually inspired by the traditional singing bowls that Tibetan monks use in their meditation practices and special rituals. It looks like a shell with its rounded steel shape enveloping you and giving you the calming and healing properties associated with shells.

what we like

  • The round seat is designed to wrap you around and block out any distractions that could be causing you stress and pain.
  • The backrest and seat are also angled and contoured to make it more comfortable for you to sit and meditate and experience the healing properties it can bring you

What we don’t like

9. The Diag Desk


This beautiful, minimalist and modern desk is called Diag Desk. It was designed to optimize storage space while incorporating storage elements such as removable leather compartments. As simple and minimalist as the desk is, it is in no way lacking in functionality or practicality.

Why is it remarkable?

Considering its minimalist structure, more space can be given to the tabletop of the desk, where most of the purpose of the desk is reserved. Polish designer Marek Błażucki’s Diag Desk is a sort of minimalist design that incorporates storage systems into its build, ensuring users have ample desk space while keeping their necessary stationery within reach.

what we like

  • Integrates ample storage systems into its construction
  • Ensures stationery does not fall off

What we don’t like

  • There are many visually similar desks on the market

10. Sharing joy


Aptly titled Sharing Joy, this award-winning chair features an end table for humans to place their books and tea/coffee mugs on, and a crawl space for cats to snuggle up comfortably (complete with a suspended toy for them) . play with).

Why is it remarkable?

What I personally love about Sharing Joy is that it joins a broader vision of what lounging is and who can ‘lounge’. Designed for humans and cats to snuggle in, the chair features a hollow, elongated backrest that’s the perfect size for an adult cat (or small dog) to crawl into and lounge in. Also, the idea of ​​human and pet laying together sounds like absolute perfection. 10/10 gives you the happy hormones.

what we like

  • The chair has a minimalist aesthetic that suits most modern homes

What we don’t like

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