IKEA worthy furniture designs to create the ultimate modern living space

PLOT TWIST bookshelves
A beautiful piece of furniture can complement a room. It can be the final piece that makes a space come full circle, building a cozy and cohesive sanctuary, rather than a haphazard area. The pieces of furniture make or break the house, they add to the essence or spirit of the house and hence one needs to be very selective while choosing the furniture design. The design should be a reflection of you and what you want your home to be. When you place a piece of furniture in a room, it should immediately integrate with the space, creating a healthy and organic environment. We’ve curated a selection of IKEA worthy furniture designs that we think will make it happen! From a bookshelf with a plot twist to a chair that’s meant to lean – each of these pieces is unique, well crafted, and made with so much love, the love really shines through in the subtle details and workmanship. We hope you feel the love too!

1. The Plot Twist Bookshelf

bookshelf concept

PLOT TWIST LIBRARY DETAILS
Prolific German furniture designer Deniz Aktay recently introduced the Plot Twist Bookshelf. It is a piece of furniture that has four separate twisted wooden elements. They are connected to each other, form and create a stable shape.

Why is it noteworthy?

The bookshelf design allows it to be accessed from all sides. As with most Deniz Aktay product designs, this bookshelf is oddly satisfying. Curves are present as with other designer projects. In addition, most of Aktay’s work has undergone some bending or twisting, as with Wavelet, Tie Stool, and The Pet Table.

what we like

  • The shelves can accommodate books of similar sizes for a clutter-free look
  • The bookshelf is stable and stands on its own

what we hate

2. Circus coffee table concept

The circus coffee table concept is designed to bring people together in a more active and almost chaotic way. It’s taller than most coffee tables, and it’s tall enough to be a regular desk. In fact, it can be used as one and has features designed to accommodate work on it.

Why is it noteworthy?

The mix of shapes and materials on the table is almost chaotic, just like a circus. You have a mostly wooden table with metal components that add functionality to the table. The large circular hole in the center turns the dial into a round cake and reveals the two triangular shapes that make up the legs of the table. Instead of a solid cylindrical base, the table has metal bars and doors on opposite sides, creating more contrasts in terms of design.

what we like

  • The bars act as slots for books
  • On the other hand, hardboards are storage doors, as well as a way to charge cables without them hanging off the edges of the table.

what we hate

  • Still understandable!
  • Possibly impractical in places with extensive coughing

3. Diag office



The Diag Desk is a modern minimalist desk designed to optimize office space while incorporating storage elements such as removable leather compartments. When it comes to offices, the simpler the better. Offices rooted in simplicity, either through a streamlined approach or by embracing Scandinavian aesthetics, offer plenty of practicality while keeping the design simple.

Why is it noteworthy?

Given its simple design, more desktop space can be allocated, as most office items are reserved. The Diag desk from Polish designer Marek Błażucki is one type of minimalist design that incorporates storage systems into its construction, ensuring that users have ample office space while keeping necessary stationery close at hand.

what we like

  • Incorporates extensive storage systems into its construction
  • Ensures that stationery does not fall off

what we hate

  • There are a lot of visually similar desks on the market

4. O TR



What the world needs most is simple yet elegant furniture like O TRL by Annabella Hevesi. Annabella created this drawer table as a versatile piece of furniture – use it to store your stationery, kitchen gadgets, or as a makeshift desk at work from the home emergency scene – the pure and simple aesthetics of this design make it a perfect match in every setting.

Why is it noteworthy?

The trolley has a slim and elegant shape and is manufactured using black MDF board, powder coated steel, and rubber. Don’t be fooled by her modest appearance. This tray can handle its fair share of weight and move smoothly, due to its large weight-bearing wheels.

what we like

  • can bear weights
  • moves smoothly

what we hate

  • The design looks a bit weak

5. Tippi Chair

Tippi chair concept
release teepee chair
For Joshua Corder, the Tippi chair tells us about a person’s tendency to play with the chair, so it flips. Instead of coming with an asymmetric chair, it comes with something tilted back and forward at an angle. The name Tippi Chair is derived from the “hint” movement.

Why is it noteworthy?

The chair height chair provides tip functionality made easier with a 5° tip angle. The Tippi chair doesn’t actually have separate legs but the front and back support serve the same purpose. There is a small curved backrest that makes it easy for anyone to hold and carry the chair. The space underneath serves as storage for your bag or shoes.

what we like

  • Perfect at the entrance, allowing you to sit and put on or take off your shoes with more comfort
  • Offers hint function

what we hate

  • It is not something you can use as a dining chair or as an office chair

6. Spine Relaxing Chair



Named in Portuguese, the Espinhall chair or “spine chair” comes with an unforgettable design, and features a spine-inspired bolster made of 56 individual wooden cylinders sandwiched together and secured to a sheet metal base. Depending on where you look from it, the chair seems to have its own backbone, and I imagine it would be fun to sit on (kind of wooden bead car seat covers!

Why is it noteworthy?

There is an undeniable dynamism in Chaise Espinhal, although it is very static when you look at it. The wood follows the Gestalt series of continuity, creating a wave-like surface through a series of 56 finely lined wooden cylinders. The chair is not only visually attractive but also has a rough touch quality, I can bet your hand will want to run along the wooden surface at least once!

what we like

  • Wood takes on a more human-like appeal, inspiring the skeleton
  • Thanks to its metal and wooden structure, it can comfortably bear human weight

what we hate

No complaints!

7. Tie stool



The beauty of the Tie Stool lies in its absolute simplicity – not only the design but also the materials. The seat is made of three bent bars of plywood that stick together snugly, creating a tripod shape that you can easily sit on. The design could easily expand to accommodate more strips to create a four-legged (or even five-legged) chair, but the dynamic nature of having a tripod format really gives the Tie Stool its appeal. I don’t know about you, but I can’t see the Google Drive logo in the stool design!

Why is it noteworthy?

Manufacturing a chair tie requires a few simple steps. In fact, the 3 plywood strips can be divided into 6 whole parts (you can see the parting lines). The individual parts are machined using high pressure and temperatures that cause the plywood to bend and retain its shape, and cutting/finishing operations are performed on the parts to make them interlock with each other.

what we like

  • The whole seat can be flat packed and shipped to customers
  • It is stackable

what we hate

No complaints!

8. Tadashi

Tadashi side table
Tadashi side table
There seems to be a theme among Deniz Aktay’s designs. He has already designed a large number of side tables with some bends on the table tops. This time, the table top is bent on one side, turning into a transfer handle. Like his other designs, Wavelet and Rool, Tadashi shows corners that bend. There is no curve, but the lines and edges present different surfaces.

Why is it noteworthy?

The side table appears to be two intersecting sacred cubes. The effect is storage space underneath. The area can be used for your books or other maneuvers. It can also be a space for your pet cat or dog where they can relax or just sleep. It can also be used to store pillows, pillows and blankets.

what we like

  • Space like a stomach that can be used to store anything
  • The wood finish provides natural warmth, so it can fit into most interiors

what we hate

No complaints!

9. Acrobat



Acrobat is a multifunctional storage piece that combines the save components of a portlet table with the coat slit’s hold functionality.

Why is it noteworthy?

As we continue to shrink our living spaces, the more multifunctional our furniture, the better. Smaller spaces don’t necessarily have to mean less living space. Multifunctional furniture helps create more living space while doing a lot of household tasks. We usually have our own system for arranging EDC items such as key rings, wallets, and phones. Entryway tables and coat racks usually take the brunt of those organizational needs, so finding multiple functions in their design is key to keeping our homes tidy. Acrobat, a multifunctional coat rack designed by João Teixeira, combines storage components for an entryway table with those of a coat rack.

what we like

  • The metal tube tops can also be used to hang clothes or hats without the need for a hanger
  • The wooden structure connecting the beams provides a secure space for storing EDC items such as wallets, phones and key chains

what we hate

  • Can occupy a large space

10. Wood folding chair



Unlike any of the folding chairs you may have seen around you, on the Internet, or even on this site, this creative little figure comes from Jon 117 SP, a designer from Leon, Mexico.

Why is it noteworthy?

Named after the folding wood chair, the benches use two nearly identical wood sections with thick paracord weaving between them to form the seat and backrest. The paracord does two main things – not only does it make sitting comfortable (as opposed to wood or metal which feels stiff), but it also adds a flexible element to the seat as it folds together, allowing the chair to collapse flat when you’re not sitting on it.

what we like

  • A unique experience on a folding chair

what we hate

  • We’re not sure how comfortable it will be to sit on the paracord
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