12 Functional Pieces That Double As Sculpture
The lines between furniture and art continue to blur — and these sculptural accents prove that form and function go hand-in-hand. From chunky, geometric bookends to a curvy bench made from Douglas fir, we rounded up 12 statement pieces that belong in the world’s grandest art galleries.
How sweet would this feminine lamp be illuminating a nursery or perched beside a cozy reading nook? The modern silhouette and blush base feel so-right-now.
Inspired by ancient geological rock formations, this incense burner is sure to spark inspiration. Ceramicist Jonathan Cross’ vessel would look très chic adorning your coffee table.
Take a seat on this sculptural perch with a distinctive Scandi aesthetic. Despite its sturdy structure, the piece is made out of resin, making it light and durable for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Mixing suede, leather and bronze lacquered wood, this mod side table and seat is a cocktail party must-have. Guests have a place to hold their drinks while they mingle.
This terracotta fruit bowel — which is handmade, so no two pieces are alike — adds a natural, earthy feel to your kitchen countertop.
So long, basic black side tables! This jagged number — made from black hardwood — gives off an iridescent glow when the light hits.
Sleek, Scandi and stylish are three words that come to mind when we think of this desk by designer Brett Beldock. The flare block legs are almost as flattering as our favorite pair of bootleg jeans.
Add a hint of quirk to your walls with this concrete art piece, made from natural, weather-resistant materials. This piece juxtaposes beautifully with intricate millwork.
This organic bookcase looks like it was handcrafted in the stone age, injecting a sense of history into even the most modern spaces.
Give your blooms a stylish home with this porcelain vase that doubles as a standout centerpiece. The geometric body works equally well with a dramatic arrangement or a few stalks for a simple statement.
Nestle a vast collection of tomes between these handsome bookends for an artful moment on any shelf.
This curvy, six-foot-long piece is both seating and art, crafted from a single piece of Douglas fir.