June 15, 2017

18 Designs with Shock Value

Head-swiveling designs that range from unique lighting to revolving cabinets and avant-garde paper clay sculptures by Paola Paronetto.

by Nicole Haddad

Jonathan Browning's Gualala pendant features four white bisque porcelain shades inspired by weathered river rocks.

Inspired
Jonathan Browning's Gualala pendant features four white bisque porcelain shades inspired by weathered river rocks. 21.5"D. mcguirefurniture.com


Shiro Kuramata's Revolving cabinet includes 20 drawers in red polish acrylic situated around a vertical metal support.

Startling
Shiro Kuramata's Revolving cabinet includes 20 drawers in red polish acrylic situated around a vertical metal support. cappellini.it


The Kala planter/vase is crafted from fiberglass and set on painted steel legs.

Playful Perch
The Kala planter/vase is crafted from fiberglass and set on painted steel legs. kennethcobonpue.com


The Square Feathers Nissim chair's round velvet-covered frame is visually stunning.

Round N' Round
The Square Feathers Nissim chair's round velvet-covered frame is visually stunning. zincdoor.com


Banner, designed by Cody Hoyt + Lora Appleton, is made of New Zealand wool.

Transcendent
Banner, designed by Cody Hoyt + Lora Appleton, is made of New Zealand wool. kindermodern.com


Vita Lighting's Silvia pendant light, shown in copper, can also be made as a standing floor or table lamp.

Ambient
Vita Lighting's Silvia pendant light, shown in copper, can also be made as a standing floor or table lamp. shopkontrast.com


Jeff Leatham's Bloom collection includes the handmade Nexus I wool and silk rug.

Mesmerizing
Jeff Leatham's Bloom collection includes the handmade Nexus I wool and silk rug. houseoftaiping.com


Paola Paronetto's handcrafted paper clay sculptures bring art to decor.

Artful
Paola Paronetto's handcrafted paper clay sculptures bring art to decor. balsamoantiques.com


The Group 18 Neon desk lights by Carnevale Studio are both unique and innovative.

Festive
The Group 18 Neon desk lights by Carnevale Studio are both unique and innovative. CarnevaleStudio.com


Paul Ketz's Marshmallow stools are shown in (from top to bottom): Mint, Tennislove, Licorice, and Sugarpink.
Marshmallow Stool Photograph by Matthias Ketz.

Eye-Candy
Paul Ketz's Marshmallow stools are shown in (from top to bottom): Mint, Tennislove, Licorice, and Sugarpink. kindermodern.com


Blackman Cruz's Bombe chest, made in a limited edition of 25, is carved by hand and includes secret compartments.

Unexpected
Blackman Cruz's Bombe chest, made in a limited edition of 25, is carved by hand and includes secret compartments. blackmancruz.com


Hastings Tile & Bath's artisan glass tile is suitable for countertops, wall and shower panels, mosaics, and more.

Luminescent
Hastings Tile & Bath's artisan glass tile is suitable for countertops, wall and shower panels, mosaics, and more. hastingstilebath.com


Paola Lenti's sturdy yet lightweight Mogambo Sunshade features a non-folding parasol with a cover hand-woven onto the structure.

Summer Living
Paola Lenti's sturdy yet lightweight Mogambo Sunshade features a non-folding parasol with a cover hand-woven onto the structure. ddcnyc.com


Corbett Lighting's  Silver and Gold Leaf Flush Mount  Helios sconce also comes as a ceiling mount.

Starstruck
Corbett Lighting's Silver and Gold Leaf Flush Mount Helios sconce also comes as a ceiling mount. corbettlighting.com


Hansgrohe's Talis Select S kitchen faucet features an ergonomic pull-out spout, 150-degree swivel spout range, and more.

Streamlined
Hansgrohe's Talis Select S kitchen faucet features an ergonomic pull-out spout, 150-degree swivel spout range, and more. hansgrohe-usa.com


Lorin Marsh's Perforated Metal armchair juxtaposes a curved brass back rest and an ash wood seat with a walnut finish.

Edgy Chic
Lorin Marsh's Perforated Metal armchair juxtaposes a curved brass back rest and an ash wood seat with a walnut finish. lorinmarsh.com


Jaime Hayon's Réaction Poétique Hi-Loop Service table for Cassina is shown in black walnut.

Poetic Design
Jaime Hayon's Réaction Poétique Hi-Loop Service table for Cassina is shown in black walnut. cassina.com


BlueStar's jewel-toned range offers chef-forward performance and design, up to 25,000 BTUs of searing power, and extra-large oven capacity. Shown in Sapphire.

Vibrant
BlueStar's jewel-toned range offers chef-forward performance and design, up to 25,000 BTUs of searing power, and extra-large oven capacity. Shown in Sapphire. elgotkitchens.com

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