Cutting Edge: Futuristic Laser-Cut Designs
Intricate laser-cut works add dimension and surprise to interior designs
A technique once used for industrial manufacturing is now helping designers conceptualize everything from chairs to curtains. Laser cutting results in clean, modern lines and delicate forms that make a lasting impression and a graphic statement. With lace-inspired patterns made out of fabric, acrylic, metal and wood, these cutouts are definitely not your grandmother's doilies.
Inspired by patterns found on Scandinavian tiles, the designers of this home laser cut this wood panel for a show-stopping piece.
A different view of the panel shows its size and influence in separating different areas of the house.
For a custom-made art installation, pick a pattern you like and work with your architect or designer to have it professionally laser cut. Iron (shown here) is a great material to cut for a strong statement.
Wood also can be laser cut to create artistic patterns like the flowered-inspired one on this clock.
Laser-cut screens can provide a focal point in a room. This screen was placed in an alcove and enhanced by dark vases.
A laser-cut shower curtain adds modernity and texture to this small bathroom.
In this efficient and inventive home, a slider with circular laser cuts becomes an art installation.
A wooden audio/video storage console brings in nature's charm via laser-cut images of the forest on metal doors.
Designer Chris Kabatsi designed this Coral side table for Arktura. An algorithmically generated pattern was cut on steel for a futuristic look.
This inventive wood placemat, created by German designer Sarah Finn, was laser-cut from reddish mahogany. This is also available in blonde maple.
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