Seaspiration

Looking to sea creatures to inspire different areas of design
Implications - Designers are constantly looking to different parts of the world for inspiration, and over the last year, it seems the inspiration is coming from the sea. Fashion, furniture, architecture and more have been influenced by sea life, which offers a very fantastical aesthetic. The sea has always been full of mysteries, so enlivening designs with sea creature themes gives any area of design a dash of alluring whimsy.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 44,048 Total Clicks Jul 11 - Feb 12
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Domed Sea Creature Structures - This University of Stuttgart Pavilion was Inspired by Biology
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 11,659 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 11
Domed Sea Creature Structures
This University of Stuttgart Pavilion was Inspired by Biology
A collaboration between the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) as well as students of the university, this pavilion at the University… [More]
Sea Creature Cases - Sivan Royz Creates Laser-Cut Purses That Perfectly Fit an iPhone
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 7,772 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 11
Sea Creature Cases
Sivan Royz Creates Laser-Cut Purses That Perfectly Fit an iPhone
I am more than sure that Sivan Royz's lastest creation is perhaps one of the creepiest iPhone cases out there. It happens to look like some kind of slithering sea monster that has been captured, dried… [More]
Sea Creature Furniture - Isaac Krauss's Octopus Table is Eerily Realistic
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 8,991 Clicks Pub: Nov 20, 11
Sea Creature Furniture
Isaac Krauss's Octopus Table is Eerily Realistic
The Octopus Table will make any home look like it was suddenly transported to Davy Jones' Locker. Stunningly realistic, the Octopus Table will surely inspire some very imaginative make-believe sessions… [More]
Unusual Sea-Inspired Seats - The Batoidea Chair Offers a Modern Design Modeld After Oceanic Life
SCORE: 3.8
Warm 7,754 Clicks Pub: Dec 22, 11
Unusual Sea-Inspired Seats
The Batoidea Chair Offers a Modern Design Modeld After Oceanic Life
The days of stiff-backed wooden chairs are over. Peter Donders, furniture designer and development specialist, brings organic contours of nature to the living room with his fish-inspired furniture design,… [More]
Sea Creature Benches - Rael San Fratello Architects' Seat Slug is Inspired by Flabellina Goddardi
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 4,013 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 11
Sea Creature Benches
Rael San Fratello Architects' Seat Slug is Inspired by Flabellina Goddardi
3D technology is going nowhere as the Seat Slug proves. This art piece was created out of a cement-based polymer using modo 3D modelling software. Made up of nearly 250 unique parts, the Seat Slug is a… [More]
Sea Creature Candelabras - The Tentacle Candlestick Holder is Perfect for Nautical-Themed Homes
SCORE: 1.6
Untested 3,859 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 11
Sea Creature Candelabras
The Tentacle Candlestick Holder is Perfect for Nautical-Themed Homes
I have to admit that I find the Tentacle Candlestick Holder a little bit disturbing, as I am sure many others will also. Considering that it has a very dark presence thanks to its dark finish and slithering… [More]