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Top 63 Modern Trends in April

From Marble Cord Management to Joystick Style Levers

— April 26, 2015 — Art & Design
The top April 2015 modern trends emphasize a heavy commitment to usability.

Though it's hard to classify or define what "modern," is in its entirety, the commonality that existed amongst these trends was a sense of practicality and operation. Everything was designed to promote ease-of-use, streamlining where possible any given process for the discerning consumer.

The products and concepts included in the top April 2015 modern list tried to fulfill consumer desires that weren't being addressed by current, existing products, ensuring that not only were they super-functional, but also incredibly unique. Finding and responding to unmet needs is the cornerstone of innovation, after all, and the products and designs in this collection certainly deliver on that front.
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Nostalgic Photo Clocks
Nostalgic Photo Clocks
The Memory Clock Revisits the Past with Photos Taken on the Same Day
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62
Ethereal Religious Glassware
Ethereal Religious Glassware
Transubstantia Paganus Series References the Spiritual Act of Eating
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61
Purist Conical Lamps
Purist Conical Lamps
This Collection of Elementary Lights Impresses with its Perfect Geometries
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60
Ceramic Block Buildings
Ceramic Block Buildings
Lagula Arquitectes Creates a Colorful Facade for an Apartment in Spain
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59
Pack Animal Racks
Pack Animal Racks
The Llama Coatrack Will Carry the Load of Your Lightly Worn Laundry
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58
Contemporary Collaborative Collages
Contemporary Collaborative Collages
A Magazine Collage Portrait Pieces Together the Modern Woman
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57
Two-Panel Tables
Two-Panel Tables
Designer Cedric Canaud Creates Unusual Flatpack Furniture
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56
Marble Cord Management
Marble Cord Management
This Elegant Cable Cube Keeps Your Wires Conveniently Placed and Presented
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55
Oscillating Upright Implements
Oscillating Upright Implements
This Balance Pen Maintains a Perpendicular Posture Upon Your Desk
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54
Curated Runway Exhibits
Curated Runway Exhibits
'Bernhard Willhelm: 3000 Exhibition' is the Artist's First Installation
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53
Quirky Tap Candleholders
Quirky Tap Candleholders
'A Second Chance' Repurposes Faucet Parts to Serve as Candlesticks
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52
Spectral Swatch Art
Spectral Swatch Art
Pixelated Paint Chip Decorations Bring 8-Bit Color to Contemporary Interiors
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51
Colorful Stationery Sets
Colorful Stationery Sets
A Creative Identity Project Establishes a Vibrant Image for One Designer
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50
Wind-Blown Bouquet Holders
Wind-Blown Bouquet Holders
A Curved Vase was Inspired by the Arching Shapes of Costal Trees
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49
Iconic Landmark Turbines
Iconic Landmark Turbines
The Eiffel Tower Wind Power System Sets Standards for Similar Structures
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48
Complimentary Contemporary Galleries
Complimentary Contemporary Galleries
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles will Open in September 2015
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47
Blank Space Photo Shoots
Blank Space Photo Shoots
The Idea of Marsha Golemac Photography Boasts Surrealism Characteristics
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46
Multimedia Church Installations
Multimedia Church Installations
Portee by Lab212 is an Interactive Light Show in a Cathedral
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45
Beaker-Like Teapots
Beaker-Like Teapots
This Glass Tea Pot Blends Looks of Minimalism and the Laboratory
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44
Kinetic Art Installations
Kinetic Art Installations
Encontros by Arturo Alvarez is a Group of Sculptures About Vitality
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43
Tangled Table Sculptures
Tangled Table Sculptures
The Latest Furniture Sculpture by Michael Beitz is a Knotted Table
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42
Northern Lights Installations
Northern Lights Installations
Waterlicht by Studio Roosegaarde Resembles a Stunning Virtual Flood
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41
Faux Luxury Furnishings
Faux Luxury Furnishings
Fancy Flat-Packed Side Tables Imitate Marble and Wood on Paper Surfaces
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40
Beautiful Brick Lamps
Beautiful Brick Lamps
This Cast Concrete Light Unexpectedly Emits a Gorgeous Glow
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39
Joystick-Style Levers
Joystick-Style Levers
Video Game Controllers Have Inspired This Accessible Door Knob
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38
Interactive Abstract Lamps
Interactive Abstract Lamps
MOW Light Gives Every Type of Illumination, Controlled by Its Position
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37
Dual Camping Cookers
Dual Camping Cookers
The Tegstove Enables You to Prepare Hot Food and Charge Your Devices
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36
Fibrous Translucent Tunnels
Fibrous Translucent Tunnels
STUCK by Studio 400 is a Climbable Installation Made from Packing Tape
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35
Industrial Stone Stools
Industrial Stone Stools
The Harder They Come Collection Combines Unique Sea Rocks with Steel Rebar
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34
Customizable Air-Quality Appliances
Customizable Air-Quality Appliances
A 3D-Printed Air Conditioner is Manufactured to Unique Tastes
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33
Phone-Charging Furniture
Phone-Charging Furniture
IKEA is Incorporating Qi Technology into Some of Its Convenient Designs
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32
Paper Mache Perches
Paper Mache Perches
The Crumpled Chair Offers an Uneven Seating Surface with a Crafty Appearance
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31
Haunting Playhouse Installations
Haunting Playhouse Installations
Die Hexe is an Immersive Art Installation in an Old NYC Townhouse
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30
Ring-Grip Tables
Ring-Grip Tables
This Side Table with a Handle Was Inspired By Antique Candlesticks
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29
Curling Wooden Cubbies
Curling Wooden Cubbies
This Scroll Shelf Embraces Your Possessions from Its Wall-Mounted Position
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28
Psychedelic Art Labyrinths
Psychedelic Art Labyrinths
London's Serpentine Pavilion for 2015 Will Be a Colorful Creative Maze
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27
Striking Scratched Furniture
Striking Scratched Furniture
Black Scars Cabinet is Etched Entirely with Slashes Over Its Surface
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26
Inflatable Art Showcases
Inflatable Art Showcases
The Traveling BLOW UP Show is a Selection of Inflatable Contemporary Art
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25
Adaptable Knob Organizers
Adaptable Knob Organizers
This Pegboard Shelf Offers Practicality in Its Open Customizability
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24
Interactive Abstract Installations
Interactive Abstract Installations
Torqueing Spheres in New York Create Unique Spaces to Explore
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23
Clever Crimped Bookcases
Clever Crimped Bookcases
This Zig Zag Shelf Has Corrugated Inner Panels for Optimal Adaptability
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22
Bungee Bath Cords
Bungee Bath Cords
These Coiled Suction Cables Conveniently Suspend Your Shampoo Within Your Shower
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21
Glass Teapot Sets
Glass Teapot Sets
Ora by Paul Loebach Gives This Traditional Vessel an Updated Look
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20
Luxury Avian Abodes
Luxury Avian Abodes
This Glass Bird House Caters to Your Feathered Friends with Expensive Taste
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19
Solar-Powered Blinds
Solar-Powered Blinds
BRI/SO Smart Shutters Promise Privacy, Sunlight Obstruction and Electricity
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18
Futuristic Funeral Carriages
Futuristic Funeral Carriages
This Modern Coffin Carriage is an Avant-Garde Take on Antique Designs
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17
Gorgeous Grid Pinboards
Gorgeous Grid Pinboards
This Wall-Mounted Metal Organizer Lets You Tack Up Little Objects
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16
Dignified Drawer Toolboxes
Dignified Drawer Toolboxes
Hardware Storage is Minimalist and Organized for Refined Woodworkers
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15
Abstract Window Seats
Abstract Window Seats
Bernardo Rodrigues Designs a Striking Reading Nook in a Family Home
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14
Sliding Sliced Houses
Sliding Sliced Houses
An Installation by Michael Jantzen Invites You to Play with Space as Frames
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13
Plug-Propped Lamps
Plug-Propped Lamps
The Wald Outlet Light is Freestanding and Anchored to the Socket
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12
Coiled Clothes Racks
Coiled Clothes Racks
This Spring Hanger Integrates a Spiralling Bar for Gathering More Garments
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11
Compact Accessible Kitchens
Compact Accessible Kitchens
ChopChop Culinary Setup is Ergonomically Designed for Wheelchair Users
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10
Cantilevered Computer Tables
Cantilevered Computer Tables
Wall Laptop Desk Facilitates the Adaptation of Your Home Workstation
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9
Modern Nordic Restaurants
Modern Nordic Restaurants
The Yogurt Shop Focuses on Minimalism to Mimic Its Food Focus
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8
Flat Packed Lamps
Flat Packed Lamps
The Kavo DIY Table Lamp Lets the Buyer Participate in the Building
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7
Draped Timber Tables
Draped Timber Tables
This Folding Table Top Can Be Propped Up for Extension to Left to Dangle
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6
Spacey Pet Beds
Spacey Pet Beds
A Futuristic Dog House Assumes an Alien Appearance and Hidden Hi-Tech Features
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5
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
A Projection Wall Clock Displays the Hour from Beamed Light Digits
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4
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Efficient Folding Suitcases
Nendo Kame Luggage Has a Flexible Fabric Cover That Simply Rolls Aside
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3
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Zecc Architects Designs a Countryside Cabin Using Shuttered Walls
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2
Luminous Fabric Installations
Luminous Fabric Installations
Wonderwall by LIKEarchitects is an Imaginative Interactive Exhibit
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1
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Flat-Packed Tabletop Workstations
Adjustable Standing Desks Make it Simple to Set Up Shop Anywhere
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