17 Weird and Unusual Designs That Inspire Creativity

Which comes first in the design process: form or function? Is ornament obsolete? Is minimalism the best for a cluttered world? What is the role of playfulness in making? What makes an object stand out? We picked our favorite objects that answer and challenge these questions of formal design elements. Which one inspires you to challenge the norm?

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Ooo Lamp and Vase by Eny Lee Parker at Eny Lee Parker Studio, Savannah, GA

 

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What a Boar! (Boar with lamp) by MARCANTONIO at Rossana Orlandi, Milano, Italy

 

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Cast Metal Lights by by LABEL / BREED at LABEL / BREED Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

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VERO Espresso Glass, rose by notNeutral at Squibb Coffee and Wine Bar in Grand Rapids, MI

 

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Double-Wall Pour Over and Amber Glass by YEILD at THE TOWN CRIER, Taipei City, Taiwan

 

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Texture Mugs by VEpottery at Private Residence, Helena, MT

 

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Face spoons by Lucy Baxendale at Private Residence, Hereford, United Kingdom

 

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Urushi Boxes by Bohinc Studio at Gallery Fumi, London, United Kingdom

 

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Belcanto by Jason Mizrahi at Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

 

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Handmade Boards by Teal Marie Design at Private Residence, Philadelphia, PA

 

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Soul Seat Chair by Health By Design at Wanderlust Yoga Domain, Austin, TX

 

Soul Seat Chair by Health By Design

 

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Amar by AMORCE Studio at Belgian once Concept Store “Marolles”, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

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PostKrisi 10 – Malagolina by Catellani & Smith at Hotel de Paris, Monaco

 

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Splice Stool by Liqui Group in London, United Kingdom

 

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Ned Kelly Pendant lights by Troy Backhouse at t bac design, Fitzroy, Australia

 

THIN Multiples by Juniper at 68 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

THIN Multiples by Juniper at 68 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

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“Glove II” by by Nuno Viegas at Leiden Centraal, Leiden, Netherlands

 

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