Sculptural design is something I've started loving before I even knew its name...
I personally have a crush on pieces with particular and eye-catching shapes. And I actually use the word sculptural all the time, as it really fits to describe objects that stand tall and fill the space with their character.
But I didn't actually know that sculptural design was a thing!
Looking through design magazines, Instagram etc. though, sculptural pieces are literally everywhere!
So yes, sculptural design is becoming a design stream and trend in itself. And I’m fully taking the occasion to share some minimal pieces that have a stunning sculptural design!
Sofas and Chairs
Legs, cushions, armrests...everything is a good candidate to make the end piece sculptural!
Besides a sofa or in a dining area, these tables are great as a conversation starter!
Looking at these vases, I'm thinking they would be the perfect vessel to display a modern and extra-minimal Ikebana flower composition! Don't you think?
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Lamps are always a good way to set the style in a space, but these lamps would be the perfect way to set my style!
Sculptural design has come like a huge wave and now everything has a sculptural interpretation (to my great happiness of course)!
See the biophilic inspiration in this coat rack?
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Negative space is another point here: leaving a sculptural piece alone will highlight the way it fills the space and make negative space a substantial part of the design!
Sculptural pieces look best in minimal interiors, where they have space to breath and tell their story without fighting with each other for attention.
A minimal sculptural design is also the direction I'm taking in my own home.
I’m not planning to do everything in one go so it will take a while, but if you’ve seen the new purchases I unboxed on Instagram (one of them is in the picture below) you can start to see this is the direction I’m taking! Clean, neat and sculptural (see, I’ve said again!) lines are all I’d want to see around me! Plus, I’m absolutely obsessed with negative space and its power to decorate without adding weight!
Btw, if you don't follow me yet, you're welcome to come say hello on Instagram (opened in a new window/tab) too!
If all this was not enough to fall in love with this design stream, here is a further point. For their great overall design (a word that includes both functionality and aesthetics), we may actually define sculptural pieces as functional pieces of art. And it feels so good when functional objects double as decorative!
For instance, would you ever have said that this flower design on the back wall is actually part of a radiator???
So now that I know that it's a thing, I can actually say I love a sculptural minimal style without looking like a crazy person!
What do you think of sculptural design? Is it something that resonates with you as much as it does with me?