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Top 100 Modern Trends of 2014

From Atypical Abstract Furniture to Humanized Fashion Branding

— January 11, 2015 — Art & Design
The top 2014 modern trends range from art and home decor to design and architecture, but regardless of the variety, there is an emphasis on minimalism within each category.

Designers took a less-is-more approach in terms of furniture and design in 2014, but just because they stripped their work of bells and whistles, doesn't mean that it was uninteresting. Rather, the designers focused on abstract forms and atypical silhouettes that, though simple, were instantly visually engaging. The emphasis on simplicity offered a cleaner, more refined look, but also allowed the designers to concentrate on providing extreme functionality.

Overall, modern trends in 2014 were dedicated to reducing visual clutter and increasing performance, whether in terms of a space, a product or a piece of art.

To get a better understanding of how the modern trends of 2014 utilize simplicity, click over to Trend Hunter's Modern Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Condensed Urban Photography
Condensed Urban Photography
Peter Stewart Captures Hong Kong and its Dense Population
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99
Mini Mountainside Shelters
Mini Mountainside Shelters
The Cassina Refuge Tonneau is a Compact Capsule for Cozy Remote Living
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98
Edgeless Storage Systems
Edgeless Storage Systems
The Corner Collection Sideboard is Excised of its Compositional Contours
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97
Quirky Convertible Stools
Quirky Convertible Stools
The Ronzino Table is an Adaptable and Collapsable Domestic Furnishing
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96
Typography Office Desks
Typography Office Desks
Fold Yard by Benoit Challand Makes Open Workspaces More Creative
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95
Modern Paradise Homes
Modern Paradise Homes
House of Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza is Spaciously Serene
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94
Spherical Outdoor Loungers
Spherical Outdoor Loungers
The Cocoon Beach Provides a Relaxing Bubble to Rest In
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93
Ritzy Modern Recliners
Ritzy Modern Recliners
The Opper Lounge Chair Embodies Rich Materials for Indulgent Elegance
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92
Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
The Jellyfish House by Weil Arets Architects Blends into the Sea
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91
Affordable Storage Options
Affordable Storage Options
The Ikea Storage 2015 Catalog Focuses on Organizing Small Spaces
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90
Futuristic Skyscraper Cities
Futuristic Skyscraper Cities
Launchspire Rethinks Modern Architecture and Aviation
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89
Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads
Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads
The Black Barn Pulls from Pastoral Influences to Make a Mod Domicile
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88
Outward-Arching Shelving
Outward-Arching Shelving
The Curve Lean Shelf Bows Away from the Wall as a Dynamic Storage System
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87
Contemporary Polyhedral Tables
Contemporary Polyhedral Tables
The Pyramid Table Takes the Inverted Form of a Monumental Structure
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86
Sunken Timber Seating
Sunken Timber Seating
The Split Chair Seems to Slump in the Middle, Afforded Better Comfort
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85
Rope-Secured Desks
Rope-Secured Desks
The String Table is Held Together by an Extended Red Cord
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84
Nomadic Geometric Wood Decor
Nomadic Geometric Wood Decor
The Thomas Wayne Woodworks are Wizardly Shaped Masterpieces
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83
Ultimate Urban Bicycles
Ultimate Urban Bicycles
The Cylo One Bike is a Minimal Design with Built-In Lights
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82
Speaker-Embedded Work Stations
Speaker-Embedded Work Stations
Podpad by RUPHUS is a Multi-Functional Desk Area
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81
Smartphone Storage Boards
Smartphone Storage Boards
The Tinsel & Timber iPhone Dock Elegantly Arranges Your Charging Device
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80
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
The Spare Shoe Rack Subtly Integrates an Electric Airflow Function
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79
Fluid Modern Stools
Fluid Modern Stools
Trio by Andrea Quiros-Balma is a Jointless Design
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78
Shape-Changing Light Fixtures
Shape-Changing Light Fixtures
The Filo Lamp by Laura Modoni is Full of Different Expressions
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77
Contemporary Anywhere Beds
Contemporary Anywhere Beds
The Helinox Cot One is a Great for the Home and Outdoor Activities
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76
Contrasting Bed-Side Stands
Contrasting Bed-Side Stands
Metropolis Bedside Tables Embody the Polarities of Day and Night
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75
Asian-Inspired Home Decor
Asian-Inspired Home Decor
The IKEA TRENDIG 2013 Collection Celebrates Chinese New Year
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74
Surreal Apocalyptic Architecture
Surreal Apocalyptic Architecture
Dionisio Gonzalez Presents Architecture of Resistance
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73
Modern Fortress Houses
Modern Fortress Houses
The Mediterranean Pearl by Spainville is Impressively Imposing
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72
People-Tracking Lamps
People-Tracking Lamps
The Veilleuse Track Light Moves Back and Forth with the Person in the Room
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71
Groovy Asymmetrical Seating
Groovy Asymmetrical Seating
The Ultra-Modern Hunting Lines Sofa Embodies Meandering Contours
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70
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Intel Charging Bowl Debuted at CES 2014 as an Advanced Cordless Dock
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69
Wilderness Refuge Workstations
Wilderness Refuge Workstations
The Tipi Modular Shelving System Adapts to Users' Changing Needs
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68
Found Object Chandeliers
Found Object Chandeliers
Play by Stuart Haygarth Showcases Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Lighting
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67
Garden-Embedded Interiors
Garden-Embedded Interiors
The SISII Office Brings Refreshing Elements Together Under One Roof
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66
Steampunk Coffee Machines
Steampunk Coffee Machines
Gothicism by Dutch Lab is a Laser Cut Design
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65
Panoramic NYC Apartments
Panoramic NYC Apartments
432 Park Avenue Boasts an $80 Million Penthouse Designed by Deborah Berke
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64
Split Timber Seating
Split Timber Seating
These Branch Stools Feature the Beautiful and Once-Desired Y-Shaped Boughs
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63
Environmentally Blending Homes
Environmentally Blending Homes
Weston Residence's Sustainable House Merged With the Environment
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62
Surreal Mythological Photography
Surreal Mythological Photography
Joan Fontcuberta Creates Alternate Realities in His Photographs
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61
Responsive Silicone Residences
Responsive Silicone Residences
The Birds Island Home is an Innovative Eco Architecture Proposal
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60
Imaginatively Abstract Playgrounds
Imaginatively Abstract Playgrounds
Free Play by Dan Schreibman Feeds Children's Creativity
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59
Privacy Fort Furniture
Privacy Fort Furniture
Orwell by Goula Figuera is a Comfy Couch that Playfully Promotes Privacy
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58
Lounging Desktop Designs
Lounging Desktop Designs
The Desk by Minna Magnusson Redefines the Furniture User's Interaction
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57
Accordion Assembly Tents
Accordion Assembly Tents
The 1 Perfect Second Shelter Can Be Set Up with One Swift Motion
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56
Atypical Abstract Furniture
Atypical Abstract Furniture
The Neo Laminati Collection Features Unconventional Furniture Shapes
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55
Alternative Love Valentine's Cards
Alternative Love Valentine's Cards
These Alternative Valentine's Cards Show Off Different Love
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54
Infant-Accommodating Tables
Infant-Accommodating Tables
The Baby In Table is a Playful an Family-Friendly Hybrid Furnishing
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53
Industrial Penthouse Bachelor Pads
Industrial Penthouse Bachelor Pads
This Penthouse Designed by Jane Kim Creates a Rural, Urban Feel
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52
DIY Furniture-Making Systems
DIY Furniture-Making Systems
Modos by Matt Tyson is Made up of Wooden Boards and Aluminum Hinges
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51
Cycle-Spun Laundry
Cycle-Spun Laundry
The Bike Washing Machine Encourages Activity and Eco-Consciousness
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50
Minimalist Techcessory Ledges
Minimalist Techcessory Ledges
Stage Interactive Shelf Inconspicuously Conceals Wires and Devices
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49
Cabin-Like Mansions
Cabin-Like Mansions
The Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners is Warm and Airy
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48
Air-Slicing Automobiles
Air-Slicing Automobiles
The Shark Vehicle Cuts Resistance for Efficient Water, Land and Air Travel
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47
Free Floating Photography
Free Floating Photography
The Bairon Rivera Levitation Images Showcase Life in Mid-Air
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46
Rival Superhero Illustrations
Rival Superhero Illustrations
Darren Rawlings Illustrates Imaginary 'Marvel vs DC' Scenarios
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45
Deceptive Cottage RVs
Deceptive Cottage RVs
The Escape Cabin by Kelly Davis is a Tiny House on Wheels
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44
Sophisticated Rustic Residences
Sophisticated Rustic Residences
The North Lake Wenatchee House by DeForest Architects Has a Secret
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43
Humanized Fashion Branding (UPDATE)
Humanized Fashion Branding (UPDATE)
Mike Frederiqo Re-Imagines Classic Fashion Logos
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42
Modular Suspended Ledges
Modular Suspended Ledges
The Link Shelf Can Be Custom-Assembled to Accommodate Unique Needs
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41
Vibrant Geometric Book Shelves
Vibrant Geometric Book Shelves
This Vivid Book Shelf is Large in Size and Presence
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40
Asianic Protest Editorials
Asianic Protest Editorials
'SHUT DOWN' by Tom Potisit and Marty Angsakul Highlights Social Issues
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39
Gilded Mindfulness Armchairs
Gilded Mindfulness Armchairs
Meditation Seat Ware Encourages the Perfect Posture in Contemplation
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38
Gestalt-Inspired Storage Units
Gestalt-Inspired Storage Units
The Modular Shelves by Reinier de Jong Can Be Built Over Time
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37
Adaptable Desk Designs
Adaptable Desk Designs
The Duo Office Workstation Flexibly Facilitates Individual and Group Work
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36
Mobile Log Cabins
Mobile Log Cabins
These Modern Mobile Homes Have a Rustic Feel Inspired by Log Cabins
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35
Two-Legged Chairs
Two-Legged Chairs
Inactivite by Benoit Malta Focuses on 'Bearable Discomfort' for Health
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34
Plant-Based Perches
Plant-Based Perches
The Ching Chair is Made from to of Taiwan's More Common Materials
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33
Expansive Spiraling Villa Landscapes
Expansive Spiraling Villa Landscapes
The New Flavours Orchard Features Innovative Architecture
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32
Tablet Stand Side Tables
Tablet Stand Side Tables
The Nomad Nightstand Keeps Your Prized Possessions at Close at Hand
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31
Cliff-Hanging Houses
Cliff-Hanging Houses
Modscape Conceptualizes a Contemporary Home that Dangles Off of a Cliff
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30
Humorously Disturbed Comics (UPDATE)
Humorously Disturbed Comics (UPDATE)
Joan Cornellà Has Mastered the Art of the Gruesome Comic
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29
Parking Spot Micro Homes
Parking Spot Micro Homes
The SCADPad Turns Public Garages into Mini Cities
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28
Unfolding Eating Surfaces
Unfolding Eating Surfaces
The Origami Table Opens Out to Assume Three Sizes and Setups
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27
Superhero Storage Systems
Superhero Storage Systems
These Batman Bookshelves Take the Outline of the Character's Famous Icon
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26
Rad Repurposed Couches
Rad Repurposed Couches
The Moon Sofa Comprises Materials that Have Been Given a Second Life
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25
Slot-Stored Tables
Slot-Stored Tables
The Mastro Table Stows Away by Sliding its Legs into its Surface
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24
Chic Minimalist Cabins
Chic Minimalist Cabins
This Modern Cabin Designed by Bence Turanyi was Built in Two Days
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23
Crenulated Cutting Boards
Crenulated Cutting Boards
The Pragma Breadboard Has a Corrugated Surface for Catching Crumbs
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22
Stylish Sofa Beds
Stylish Sofa Beds
Matthew Lewis Hill Rethinks the Traditional Convertible Couch
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21
Extravagant Pet Furniture
Extravagant Pet Furniture
The Dogghaus Luxury Dog Beds are Made for Pampered Pets
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20
Elegant Earthy Furnishings
Elegant Earthy Furnishings
Primitive Console Marries Artificial and Organic Material Treatments
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19
Minimalist Italian Chalets
Minimalist Italian Chalets
This Cozy Mountain Cabin Keeps You Safe as You Enjoy the Last of Winter
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18
Hyperrealistic Eye Drawings
Hyperrealistic Eye Drawings
Graffiti Artist Redosking Creates Beautifully Believable Work
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17
Transforming Desk Tables
Transforming Desk Tables
The Working and Dining Table Modifies for Productivity Between Meals
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16
Cubby-Integrated Couches
Cubby-Integrated Couches
Geta Sofa Incorporates Boxy Components to Combine Comfort with Storage
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15
Cardboard Carton Lights
Cardboard Carton Lights
The Groovie Lamp is Lightweight, Portable and Recyclable
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14
Portable Compact Homes
Portable Compact Homes
This Creative Home on Wheels is the Perfect Solution for Smaller Spaces
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13
Indoor Bicycle Racks
Indoor Bicycle Racks
Cycloc's Endo is an Affordable and Chic Wall Mount for Bikes
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12
Domineering Leather Harness Collections
Domineering Leather Harness Collections
The Zana Bayne Leather 2014 Collection is Boldly Strappy
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11
Playfully Designed Office Spaces
Playfully Designed Office Spaces
Studio O+A is Behind This Vibrant Cisco-Meraki Office Design
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10
Planetarium Pod Sleepers
Planetarium Pod Sleepers
The Sensory Cosmos Bed Cradles You Beneath a Simulated Night Sky
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9
Abstract Modular Furniture
Abstract Modular Furniture
The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz Abstractly Opens Up
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8
Streamlined Accessible Campers
Streamlined Accessible Campers
The Beyond Caravan Welcomes Travelers with Physical Disabilities
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7
Space-Saving Sleepers
Space-Saving Sleepers
The Suspended Bedroom is Both Practically and Stylishly Unique
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6
Spacious Compact Campers
Spacious Compact Campers
The nHome Caravan Optimizes Roominess within its Modern Boxy Body
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5
Compact Prefab Homes
Compact Prefab Homes
This Modular Prefab Home Called 'The Passion House' Takes Two Days to Set Up
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4
Reorienting Couch Backrests
Reorienting Couch Backrests
The Iceland Sofabed Offers Convertible Storage and Lumbar Support
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3
Subcompact Expandable Campers
Subcompact Expandable Campers
The Split & Go Transforms from Car to Van for Extra Space on Command
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2
Luxury Compact Trailers
Luxury Compact Trailers
The Conqueror Australia UEV 440 Comes with a Flat-Screen Television
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1
Suspended Space-Saving Sleepers
Suspended Space-Saving Sleepers
The Space is Luxury Bed is Raised to the Ceiling When Not Used
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