collections | Mar 15, 2022 |
7 surrealist designs for an artful touch

Equal parts trippy and avant garde, surrealism is making major waves in the design world. Characterized by distorted, dreamlike shapes and motifs—like the melting clocks in Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory or sculptor Marsia Holzer’s biomorphic furniture—surrealist designs usher a dash of whimsy into a space while moonlighting as works of art.

In the market for a surrealist decor accent that doesn’t skimp on functionality? From lounge chairs and coffee tables to wall murals, these pieces are sure to make a statement.

Courtesy of Lumens
Courtesy of Lumens
NEMO CHAIR BY FABIO NOVEMBRE FOR DRIADE — LUMENS
Designed by Fabio Novembre for Driade, the outdoor-friendly Nemo chair at Lumens is molded out of a single piece of plastic to look like a mask and doubles as a roomy lounge seat.

Courtesy of Ngala Trading Co.
Courtesy of Ngala Trading Co.
OSTRICH FOOT COFFEE TABLE BY EGG DESIGNS — NGALA TRADING CO.
The top of this coffee table by Egg Designs at Ngala Trading Co. boasts an intricate hand-etched feather motif, while the ostrich-foot-shaped leg is cast from solid brass for a hint of contrast.

Courtesy of Lumens
Courtesy of Lumens
ATTACKLE BENCH BY FATBOY — LUMENS
Like a balloon animal come to life, the Attackle bench by Fatboy at Lumens is made of weather-resistant polyethylene and comes in four versatile colorways, including black, white, silver and forest green.

Courtesy of Ngala Trading Co.
Courtesy of Ngala Trading Co.
MATILDA SIDE TABLE BY EGG DESIGNS — NGALA TRADING CO.
Inspired by an endangered species of mountain frogs found in the Western Cape of South Africa, the Matilda table by Egg Designs at Ngala Trading Co. features a solid brass top embellished with baking enamel forged in a scaly textured pattern.

Courtesy of Porta Romana
Courtesy of Porta Romana
AGNES LAMP — PORTA ROMANA
The sculptural base of Porta Romana’s Agnes lamp is modeled after the work of abstract artist Eduardo Chillida, while a patinated finish highlights its smooth contours.

Courtesy of Chelsea House
Courtesy of Chelsea House
DOG SCULPTURE — CHELSEA HOUSE
Crafted of cast resin with an antique gold and bronze finish, the Dog sculpture at Chelsea House can replace a traditional bookend to bring a pop of personality to a shelf.

Courtesy of Brett Design
Courtesy of Brett Design
MY CORB MURAL WALLPAPER — BRETT DESIGN
Teeming with liberated linework and abstract evil eye symbols, this eye-catching wall mural by Brett Design can transform a bare wall into the centerpiece of a room.

Homepage photo: My Corb mural wallpaper by Brett Designs | Courtesy of Brett Designs

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