Furniture inspired by animals: 20 Fun Shaped Designs
All sorts of ideas inspire furniture designers when it comes to their creations. While many look at geometric or abstract forms, many others turn to nature as a muse. Some look at trees and landscapes, others at animals and it’s the animal-like designs that come to life – wordplay meant seriously.
Edit Szabo has created a series of ceramic furniture called TAME, which consists of a bear, a deer and a fox. The deer is a table that always stands out just as in the wild.
Edits bear table is cleverly designed to be either up, up, or back up.
This bear table is just as much a bench as a table. The creation of Daniel Lewis Garcia is made of maple wood.
Ugo is a solid cedar dog bank by Poalo Salvade, who has her muse in a basset hound. I like the idea of the wooden bowl under my head – it’s fun!
David Ericsson has had a hard time designing this essential Whale Cabinet for Swedish producer Friends of Wood. Made of birch wood and cotton watercolor paper that has been painted by hand.
This owl space divider Anacleto by Sivana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza by Angelettiruzza Design will not make you look “hoo hoo” behind it.
Here is a fun shelf unit by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba. It is called sending animals and the series consists of this cow, a pig and a duck.
Andre Simon’s Lama is an abstracted image that adds a touch of humor to any room. It’s a flat pack design so it’s not only fun, it’s also easy to set up.
Here is a shiny table called Pappera Table by Los Brasil. Designer Alessandro Mendini says he has created two versions because “Geese do not walk alone”, now this is a considerate designer!
A coffee table with two hippos is called Friends. Made by Mark Stoddart, it’s as much art as furniture. Like all its coffee tables, the hippos are made of bronze and the design is reminiscent of a few hippos peeking out of the water.
Mark’s Solid Bronze Rhino Coffee Table has its muse in the Black Rhino and was designed to raise awareness of its threatened plight. It was designed with the help of the British Rhino Society, Mark is a member of the Save the Rhino Society.
This Gorilla Chair by Robert Brou of Naturalistic Furniture is made of laminated, hand-modeled wood, painted in ebonized black lacquer.
Well, here is a ribbeting design. This Toad sofa is part of an Animal Chair collection of my Maximo Riera.
The Octopus Chair by MaxiMo Riera is the very first design of the Animal Chair collection.
Monkey see monkey or in this case Monkey is a fun concrete table by Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona Design.
Are you a ram? If so, you must love this Aries cocktail table by Jonathan Adler. I’m not a ram, but I’m a big fan of Lucite and Purple.
Le Chien Savant is a dog table for children by Phillippe Starck. It is made of rotationally molded polyethylene so it can be used both indoors and outdoors.
There are so many fancy dog beds, but only one that I know is a dog picture. The Barkie Dog Bed by Arni Says is a private indoor / outdoor accommodation for your darling that is virtually indestructible.
Jimmie Martin’s hand paints furniture in a wide range of pictures from street chic to dogs and dogs are one of their favorite paintings to paint.