Made Us Look: Furniture Inspired by Wild Animals
When we tell you that this home decor is inspired by wild animals, we bet we know what you’re thinking: Animal-printed pillows, furry rugs and leather sofas. But wash all of those thoughts away, because Roee Magdassi’s furniture is a completely different approach to animalistic objects.
This Jerusalem-based industrial designer is inspired by the morphology of animals. He used a process of abstraction to create loose interpretations of animal figures in a collection called Tre.
The collection started with drawings of animals you’d see on safari — giraffes, warthogs, ostriches, flamingos — even a praying mantis. Roee sketched over these creatures, simplifying them into basic geometric shapes, which became concepts for 3D objects. The set includes an armchair, a side table and a lamp, all complete with small details that represent animals.
The side table represents a crouching leopard with its three thin legs supporting the spotted surface.
The giraffe-inspired lamp has a long neck, and its base is off-kilter, allowing it to be rocked into two different positions.
The seat was influenced by bulky gorillas and bears, with a cushion resembling a face.
While there’s no word on whether these will ever hit stores, we’re seriously loving the concept of Roee’s collection. Once again, a truly talented designer inspires us with out-of-the-box thinking. This is a way to escape to the jungle with our furniture, without the obvious leopard spots and tiger stripes.
What animal would you like to see translated into a piece of furniture? Let us know in the comments below!