On Trend: A Continuous Lean
An unexpected angle or serious slant helps set these modern products apart from the pack
Straight-laced and staid? No way. The newest trend popping up in products is all about the lean. Forget the 90-degree angle for furniture design and focus instead on the up-and-coming 45- or over 120-degree slants instead. Here's how:
The angle created by the frame of this modern chair is just begging to be showcased. For maximum impact, make sure you place yours so people can see the profile when they walk into the room.
Who knew holding a stack of books could be so exhausting? This side table takes a load off with the assistance of a nearby wall. It also helps save a bit of space with its compact shape.
Reminiscent of so many rail-thin lackadaisical hipsters, this lamp also relies on the wall to stay steady. Much like those hipsters, I suspect it simply can't be bothered with standing up straight.
But you don't need the help of a wall to get a good slant. This struttin' lamp has a similar tilt and stands all on its own.
I like how this streamlined chair seems to invite you to sit down and kick out your legs, much like it's doing.
The actual seat of this sofa is level, but the silhouette is anything but.
Ideabook updated on Feb. 7, 2012.
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