From Geometric Floor Lamps to Minimalist Marble Homes

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 24, 2016
The top July 2016 design ideas include unique furniture pieces, home decor, vehicles and a few concepts that explore inventive forms.

While there have been many designs over the past few years that take inspiration from natural forms, there has been a recent resurgence in designs that mimic the human form. This can be seen in everything from anatomical pool toys to thumbprint-inspired wall art and action figures that are shaped like the Vitruvian Man.

In many markets around the world, renting or owning property has become absolutely unfeasible for young adults. As such, there's been a revival in alternative living spaces that's reminiscent of the hippie movement from the 60s and 70s. Creative consumers are now embracing tiny houses and livable camper vans as a means of achieving financial freedom and the satisfaction of ownership.