View in galleryThis piece is dramatic in construction as well as appearance.
View in galleryAs many as five luminaries can run off a single power drop.
An equally cool but very different floor lamp is this sinuous design from the Todd Merrill Studio. John Procario’s Standing Freeform II has the unexpected shape and fusion of art and technology that immediate make it a very cool design indeed. The ribbon-like structure encloses a strip of light that is fueled by an LED source. Procario is known for his technique, which pushes the material to the limit, creating beauty from the stress of the wood.
Everything you put in a room contributes more or less to the ambiance inside and the list is different for each type of room. Some things are more general. The ambient lighting is a relevant example. Whether it’s a backlit mirror, a string of LED lights under the cabinet or a lamp in the corner…
Lighting is a key component of interior and exterior design. It has the capacity to alter one’s perceptions of a place’s style, spaciousness, and serenity. The right lighting fixtures in a space will enhance the desired ambiance, function, and beauty without detracting from any of those things.
A well-placed ambient light can positively influence a room’s decor and ambiance. In order for everything to be perfect, there has to be a balance between the lamp’s form, size, finish, color and the intensity of the light it offers. Bolla meets all the requirements. This cute and charming table lamp is designed by O. Favaretto and has a base made of solid ash combined with a glass shade. The two elements combine seamlessly.
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View in galleryThis was presented by Friedman Benda at Design Miami 2017.
Chairs that have a cool design are extra versatile because they are easy to add to any room. Recent trends have featured streamlined chairs that hark back to iconic designs, like those from the mid-century era. These great chairs, however, have more going on in the way of design, new style and functionality. While classic pieces are always appropriate, it’s just as easy to add a dash of daring with a chair or two in order to up the cool factor.
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A little old-fashioned, a little edgy and definitely interesting — industrial style home decor is really hot because it can work with existing decor rather easily if chosen carefully. Depending on the individual characteristics of a piece, it could be included in rooms that are rustic, urban chic, country, modern or contemporary. Lighting is a…
Believe it or not, a lamp can really change the mood in a space. We’re not only talking about floor lamps which have a big impact on the decor and ambiance but also about table lamps which may be smaller but have just as much impact on their surroundings. The search for a beautiful piece…
View in galleryIncluding lights at various points along the length adds to the cool factor.
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View in galleryThe texture of the seat adds a lot of dimension to the chair.
View in galleryThis cool design works with different decor styles.One-of-A Kind Accessories
View in galleryThe lamp is made from micro-laminated, cold-pressed bent wood.Chairs that Charm
Like elegant totem poles, these floor lamps by Eric Roinestad are ceramic creations that cast a warm glow and are cool art pieces to add to a room. The five different shapes that make up the white fixtures create a very tall silhouette that adds to the drama of the piece. Roinestad says that they are inspired by his Scandinavian heritage along with 20th century influences. We can certainly feel some of the Nordic vibes behind this cool design.
View in galleryUnique shapes elevate regular pieces to cool designs.
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, yet it is possible to pin down the characteristics that make these pieces cool designs. Every decor style can incorporate a cool design to bring currency and relevance to a space, especially as technologies, forms and functions advance. When the time comes to refresh or upgrade a space, try looking for a piece or two that have the features and qualities that make it a cool design.
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It doesn’t really matter how old or new or rustic or modern a space is…the lighting is always important. Contemporary lighting fixtures, however, stand out in a particularly eye-catching way. Each type of fixture has its own way of looking special. Table lamps are often cute while floor lighting is cozy and great at making spaces feel warm and welcoming. The most impressive, however, are the pendant lamps and chandeliers. We have a bunch of cool designs to show you.
Another very cool design is this wall light fixture by Chilean artist GT2P. Titled Less CPP N2: Lava vs 6 Porcelain Wall Lights, the fixture is created from volcanic lava rock, an LED lighting system and brass. It’s another example of the melding of art and design, because it is not enough to call it a light fixture. It is a visual treat that also provides ambient light, casting its artful glow across the space.
Fitting right in with the trend of mixed materials, this cool chair design combines three modern types into one eye-catching design. Durodeco’s Purl lounge chair is anchored by a glass base that is made opaque with acid etching. The ethereal sides make the ash wood frame seem to float. Instead of the typical upholstery, the seat is in reality a loom, onto which the wool roving is woven to look like a knitted piece in a purl stitch. The unexpected combination of materials and innovative weaving make this a really cool design for an office or a living room.
Light up your living room with chandeliers that look like clouds. We’re talking about the Lyssa chandeliers designed by Emanuel Ungaro which have canopies made up of a multitude of glass bubbles suspended on brass chains that hang from a circular plate with a sunburst design. A chandelier like this one is a wonderful statement piece for living rooms, dining areas or hallways, featuring a design that’s elegant and at the same time glamorous without becoming opulent.
Pileo is one of the most elegant tripod lamps out there. Its base is available in two options: solid canaletta walnut or ash and the lampshade is tin-plated and available in different color tones. We like the casualness and cuteness of the shade and the way it complements the base which has a rustic allure while also being very elegant and even a bit formal-looking.
We often underestimate the impact and the importance of the lighting fixtures in a room’s interior design/ decor and ambiance when in fact these are elements that can make or break a space. Similarly to a chandelier, a large pendant lamp can serve as a focal point for just about any type of space. Such…
Sculptural and artistic designs were Zaha Hadid’s specialty and this edition of the Luma pendant lamps keeps that spirit alive. It’s easy to see why this light fixture is so beautiful. Everything has to do with the shape which is delicate and exquisite. Each individual tubular segment is hand-blown and together they form a transparent and sculptural form which diffuses the light and pleases the eye.
The type of pendant lamps showed here is pretty common. Both the Luna Rossa and the Brass Bell pendants have pretty straight-forward designs which don’t necessarily stand out. Their simplicity, however, makes them beautiful in a very special way. It’s all about harmony, about the relationship between the materials used, the overall shape, the finish and the color. This type of design is often a blend of modern and industrial lighting influences.
A matching ottoman is made from the same materials.The Halo started as a custom commission for Italian Prosecco brand Bottega Gold.Unique shapes elevate regular pieces to cool designs.Paired with contemporary side tables, the cool designs remain elegant.
Light fixtures are not only functional décor but they can add character and pizazz to any room. There is so much versatility when it comes to lighting such as shape, size, and material. We’ve gathered ten creative light fixtures to inspire you. From soft romantic to steampunk edgy, there’s something for everyone! If you’re looking…
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View in galleryArtful, one-of-a-kind pieces are always a cool design choice.
It doesn’t really matter how old or new or rustic or modern a space is…the lighting is always important. Contemporary lighting fixtures, however, stand out in a particularly eye-catching way. Each type of fixture has its own way of looking special. Table lamps are often cute while floor lighting is cozy and great at making…
We’re big fans of DIY home decor and we can’t stress enough how important it is to personalize a space in order to truly make it feel like you belong there. A home’s interior decor should be a faithful representation of its owners’ style and character so what better way to ensure that than by…
View in galleryBold colors keep the settee the focus of attention.
The design of the Laos floor lamp and that of the matching table lamp from the same series is elegant is a rather exotic way. The frame is sleek and available in the following options: stainless steel, black nickel, brass, copper-plated and gold-plated. the lampshade is cylindrical and made of fabric (satin, silk or organza). The combination is refined and stylish and the tassel ties everything together in the most suitable way. The Camberra table lamp is pretty similar in that sense.
View in galleryUpholstery options include textiles as well as leather.
The lighting in a room influences the whole mood which is why we have different types of fixtures and different system options to choose from based on the function of a space and the intended ambiance. Wall lamps, for example, are quite common in bedrooms where they look cozy and relaxing. They usually also have…
Often, cool designs transcend the boundaries between categories. This light by design Bec Brittain for the Patrick Parrish Gallery is a prime example. Yes, it’s a light, but it is also a work of art that explores curved light. Part of her “Crane” series, it is one a freestanding light and is made of bronze and curved borosilicate glass. The glow is ambient and the form is pure sculpture. It immediately brings to mind the term “cool.”
View in galleryPaired with contemporary side tables, the cool designs remain elegant.
Of course, accessories are probably the easiest way to add a cool design to your interior decor scheme. Whether they are artful, techno or rustic, using the right accent pieces really distinguishes a room. Moreover, cool accessories and art are easy to find. This gorgeous ceramic piece is visually cool, but it moves to another category entirely when you learn about the work behind it. “Waiting for Godot is by artist Bae Se Jin, who records time on the clay by numbering each tiny section that he incorporates. Each and every small protrusion on the piece is numbered in order.
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Statement making furniture is a perfect item for adding a cool design to your space. It will dominate the grouping and call attention to the unique features of the piece, such as this does. Originally created for public spaces, Karim Rashid’s Wavelength sofa would be equally engaging in a living room. The undulating shapes of the back and the seat have a feeling of movement and evoke gentle emotions. Beautiful in its simplicity, the Wavelength can be upholstered in textiles, vinyl or leather and the collection includes a lounge chair and two- and three-seat sofas. It’s truly an elegant and modern piece.
Another standout design is a credenza that features not only an unexpected shape, but also decorative painting that is dramatic, graphic and artistic. Lips by Lala Limo from the Southern Guild is made from hand-painted milled steel, African walnut and tinted glass. The combination of materials and the stark painting make this a cool design that is decidedly a statement piece. It needs space to be the focal point and be visible to all who come and go.
The Kabuki floor lamp is unlike anything we encountered so far. It’s created using the injection moulding technique and has this woven pattern which makes it look almost as if it’s made of lace. The light is filtered through the perforated spaces. The lamp is pretty tall and has a rather robust form which contrasts with the delicacy of the woven pattern.
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Rings of light in a range of sizes make for a cool design that makes you think of bubbles rising up. In fact, this Halo fixture by Matthew McCormick is intended to be a “graphical interpretation of effervescence.” The rings are just as much an art installation as they are fixtures and the glow they give off presents an ethereal mood. Like many cool pieces, much hand work is involved in their production, such as with the finishing on these. The rings can be suspended from brass, copper, nickel or 24 karat gold bases.
Tom Sachs’ cool design for this chair is based on a theme of deconstruction. The futuristic furnishings were also created with futuristic technology: Robotic milling. The hand-finished lounge chair base is made from custom laminated maple and fir plywood that has been covered with latex paint. The structure features milled lightning holes and accents made from vibram rubber. The seat and back are upholstered with spinneybeck leather. The resulting chair is geometric and modern, with a very artistic sensibility.
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Lighting is a great place to find really cool designs. The versatility and safety of LED lights have really fueled designer creativity and new and ever more innovative fixtures are being presented. While lots of the designs are very modern, there are others that are contemporary, eclectic or rustic but would still be considered cool.
View in galleryA matching ottoman is made from the same materials.Furniture with Flair
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Can you believe something this delicate can be made of brass? Well, it’s true. The Brass series by Paola Navone puts the spotlight on this material quite literally. The suspension lamps in this collection stand out both through their simplicity and their unconventionality.
Speaking of cute and casual, there’s a pendant lamp which fits this description quite nicely. Its name is Sweet 91. It’s part of the Sweet lamp series designed by Paola Navone. The lampshade of this lovely suspension lamp is woven and comes in two basic colors: black and white. The design is very versatile and that makes this pendant a suitable fixture for pretty much any type of space.
The pendant lamps in the Flow[T] series from wonderglass are defined by a unique duality which reflects the close relationship between fantasy and reality. These contemporary lighting fixtures are inspired by the colors of the Venetian lagoon and have sculptural and stylish designs that stand out in subtle and harmonious ways.
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Here a very vintage concept is made into a cool design with a modern shape and graphic upholstery. The JuJu Rendezvous from Moroso is described as a “melting pot” of concepts, inspirations and emotions. The shape is welcoming and perfect for conversation, whether it’s with a friendly guest or a romantic partner. The opposing seats mean that attention will always be focused on the conversation and not outside distractions. Back cushions filled with goose down are upholstered in a graphic texture that is repeated around the base. This is a unique design for seating that is definitely out of today’s realm of ordinary furniture.
The Puzzle table by Gulla Jonsdottir is a versatile design because it can be pushed together as a solid coffee table, separated like this for a different look, or entirely separated as individual sections. The Icelandic-born designer is known for her “unexpected and poetic modern architecture and interior spaces.” The artfully brushed metal adds dimension to the finish and is modern, elegant — and definitely cool.
A large pendant lamp (or any light fixture for that matter) can be overwhelming, especially in a small room or in a space with a low ceiling. Some designs, however, make such space feel extra cozy and welcoming. This Lamp is a great example. Its shape is handwoven of extra fine merino wool thread, alternating black and white lines around a structure made of varnished steel.
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These suspended pendants from Anony are called Highwire and are a good example of a cool design where the simplicity belies the technology needed to create them. The pendants are balanced through tension, aided by a weighted counterpoint. The lighted discs are made of anodized, machined aluminum and laser-cut diffusers that shine light in both directions. When suspended in an arrangement like this one, the lights are very modern and become the focal point of the space. Even used singly, their cool design makes them stand out.
This is a stylish floor lamp called Stick. It’s designed by P. Salvadè and it has a circular base and a rod made of canaletta walnut. The lamp is perfect for room corners as its shade is elegantly attached to one side of the rod/ stick, being centered above the base. Consider this lamp for reading corners but also for offices, bedrooms and pretty much any space that needs ambient lighting.
View in galleryThe Halo started as a custom commission for Italian Prosecco brand Bottega Gold.
An armchair from Twist Modern might look ordinary at first glance, but it has a wonderful design innovation: A changeable panel on each side that can be replaced. Tired of the laser-cut wood design that you chose? Swap it out for an upholstered panel instead. Whether you change it with the seasons or your whims, opting for a new side panel is an easy way to alter the look and feel of the armchair. Hundreds of options exist for the chair, along with matching credenzas, coffee tables and side tables. It’s easy to mix, match and change up the design of your space with these pieces.
When talking about cool designs for the home, the term can mean different things to different people. Depending on likes and dislikes, preferred decor style, and the level of formality, what is considered cool will vary. That said, there are some characteristics that can help propel something into the realm of cool items that bring a space from fair to fabulous. Items that are innovative, out-of-the-ordinary or unexpected are usually considered cool. Mainly, if it makes you stop and say “wow,” it’s safe to say that it’s a cool design. We’ve rounded up a collection of cool designs that would really bring a sense of modern flair to a space.
View in galleryOutstanding accessories often straddle the worlds of art and design.
Glamming up a classic chair shape is an instant route to cool. This chair from Kosta will appeal to those who prefer more detailing and like to have a feminine touch to their furnishings. The color palette is a stylish black and white, which makes the flower-backed seat very elegant. This is also a cool touch of whimsy, without being too cutesy or edgy. The chairs would be equally alluring in a more formal living room as well as in a luxurious bedroom or sitting area. Using these for a conversation area would add a cool, glamorous element to any space.