With a new home environment coming soon, I’ve been looking for an entirely different aesthetic to fill the space with. What was wood and dark colours is now most likely going to be lighter, brighter, and more airy. My inspirations for furniture have been drawing heavily from some of the key Bauhaus designers like Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, and Eileen Grey. To the point where I’ve actually gone out and purchased a few reproduction items by them (oops).
Thought I would share some of my current favourite home inspirations, both specific furniture pieces as well as overall aesthetic.
These vintage Plia chairs are seriously giving me life. I never knew I could feel some type of way for folding chairs but here I am, many hours of Facebook marketplace later, with my very own vintage Plia chair. I didn’t end up getting these clear ones, and instead got some smokey coloured ones. But I only spend $180 on the chair and I love how I can store this away when I’m not using it.
Pretty much any kind of fun, structural table I’m really loving right now. This one I found on Pinterest is so unique and I love how it blends the soft shapes with a very rigid and hard looking material for a fun juxtaposition.
This general palette is absolutely beautiful and definitely on my inspo board. Love how they paired the natural wood colour floors and chair with lots of shades of beige and soft textures to create a very calm and relaxing environment. Then they brought in the travertine coffee table and marble side table which then adds this wonderful structural edge to it…overall I think they paired this living room perfectly and I’m in love with all the pieces both together and individually.
This desk set from Fabio Lenci is just… ugh. *chef’s kiss*. A huge aspect of what I love about these retro furniture designers is their use of tubular steel in such a fluid manner. That paired with the transparent lucite (or acrylic? Not sure about this one) just makes this piece so much softer and more beautiful than if it was in a wood finish.
Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam have definitely played a big part in my new found obsession with this Bauhaus era of furniture design. Specifically the CHAIRS. I didn’t know I could be this obsessed with chairs but here I am, hundreds of pins on Pinterest, and hunting down two Mart Stam s34 chairs later (oops).
Last but not least, waterfall/sled style tables for desks (and side tables) are also all over my moodboard. There’s just something about hard materials being bent in such a soft and effortless way that has really caught my eye and stole my heart. Although I didn’t get a glass waterfall table for a desk myself, I did end up investing a waterfall coffee table so stay tuned for an updated apartment tour both here and on my YouTube!
What are some of your favourite furniture pieces and inspirations?