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70 Examples of Domed Design

From Modernized MOD Fashions to Orbed Architectural Constructions

— November 20, 2013 — Autos
Embracing curvilinear constructions, these examples of domed design pay tribute to the ancient architectural element. With its strong resemblance to a sphere's upper, hollow half, the element has been a design favourite throughout history and built out of various material mediums.

Spherical ceiling architecture, orb-shaped automobiles and curvilinear furnishings are just some of these many and impressive examples of domed design. Often a staple of Middle Eastern architecture and a symbol of retro futurism, the dome is synonymous with religious themes or otherworldly sci-fi imagery.

Whether representing a godly architectural aesthetic or painting a clean and streamlined vision of the coming future, the structural element evokes a sense of organic movement that opposes the stiff and two-dimensional quality of linear constructions.
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Nature-Recreated Printing
Nature-Recreated Printing
MIT's 'Biological Silkworm 3D Printer' is Something to Marvel
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Illusionary Cleaning Covers
Illusionary Cleaning Covers
The Vaulot & Dyevre 'Edition Cinna' Fantome Collection Hides
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Domed Desktop Illuminators
Domed Desktop Illuminators
The Light Drop Lamp from Pulpo is a Fresh Take on Retro Design
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Cluttered Literature Sculptures
Cluttered Literature Sculptures
The Writer's Block Library Shows Where Unfinished Ideas Go to Wait
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Minimalist Jellyfish-Like Lighting
Minimalist Jellyfish-Like Lighting
The Medusa Lamp by Thomas Merlin Boasts a Simple Silhouette
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Figurine-Infused Fixtures
Figurine-Infused Fixtures
The Favorite Things Pendant Lamp Features Cute and Simply Scenes
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Tab Light Brighteners
Tab Light Brighteners
The Vinge Table Lamp Has an Intensity Switch that Swivels 180 Degrees
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Mega-Domed Islands
Mega-Domed Islands
The Havvada Island by Dror Benshetrit is Structural Marvel
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Glass-Domed Lighting
Glass-Domed Lighting
Ligne Roset's Chantal Table Lamp Resembles a Jellyfish
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Retro Militant Collages
Retro Militant Collages
The Bunker Series by Maria Martinez-Canas and Rafael Domenech
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Multimedia Material Presses
Multimedia Material Presses
The Steam B Iron Removes Wrinkles and Busts Beats
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Tortoise Shell Domes
Tortoise Shell Domes
The Carapace by Arnaldo Pomodoro is Reptilian in Design
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Peeping Rain Protectors
Peeping Rain Protectors
The Submarine Umbrellas Let Users Indulge in a Little Practical Fantasy
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Picnic-Improving Contraptions
Picnic-Improving Contraptions
W.E.T. Beacon Improves Park Atmospheres by Harnessing Sun and Rain
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Fabulous Fish Scale Additions
Fabulous Fish Scale Additions
Studio Extension Fuses Traditional Brick with Technicolor Tectonics
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Office Supply Municipalities
Office Supply Municipalities
The Staple City Product Imitates Metropolitan Skylines
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Whimsical Sculptural Chronographs
Whimsical Sculptural Chronographs
The Fable Mantle Clock is Inspired by Vintage Objects
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Spherical Privacy Work Tables
Spherical Privacy Work Tables
The Vitra Sphere Table Helps to Conceal Those Working
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Domed Plant Marvels
Domed Plant Marvels
The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum is a Sight to Behold
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Bread-Making Toys
Bread-Making Toys
Dough Globe by Mint Digital Ferments Yeast Culture in a Playful Way
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Whimsical Watery Urbanism
Whimsical Watery Urbanism
'City on the Sea' Imagines a Shanghai that Embraces Rising Shores
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Serving Platter Zappers
Serving Platter Zappers
The Domo-Wave Microwave Was Made to Better Match the Dishes
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Geodesic Walking Pod Robots
Geodesic Walking Pod Robots
Scott Parenteau's Walking Pod is a Heavy but Graceful Robot
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Glass-Domed Subway Stops
Glass-Domed Subway Stops
The New York Fulton Street Station Provides Commuters with Natural Light
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Spherical Wire Seating
Spherical Wire Seating
The Nest Chair By Kirv Features an Unconventional Aesthetic
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Green-Domed Gyms
Green-Domed Gyms
The $24-Million North Lincolnshire Sports Academy is Spectacular
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Sphere-Shielded Desks
Sphere-Shielded Desks
The Sphere Table Allows You to Protect Your Personal Space
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Utensil-Inspired Illuminators
Utensil-Inspired Illuminators
The Spoon Variations Lights Make Fitting Fixtures for Your Kitchen
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Immersive Igloo-Like Installations
Immersive Igloo-Like Installations
PODS by Danielle Tay Provides Topographical Atmospheres Within
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Timber Mosaic Tubs
Timber Mosaic Tubs
The Stone Pixel Soaker Marries Glossy Crystalplant with Textural Wood Grain
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Organically Domed Religious Structures
Organically Domed Religious Structures
The Pristina Central Mosque by OODA is Monumental
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Orb-Shaped Ovens
Orb-Shaped Ovens
The Microwave SymB Heats Your Meals in a Revolutionary Way
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Melon-Protecting Pillows (UPDATE)
Melon-Protecting Pillows (UPDATE)
The Hövding Airbag Collar is a Couture and Practical Helmet
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Arboreal Tech Company HQs
Arboreal Tech Company HQs
The Amazon Biosphere Office Would House People and Plants
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Massive Monument Installations
Massive Monument Installations
Anish Kapoor's Cathedral-like Installation in Paris is Incredible
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Wild Wheeled Furnishings
Wild Wheeled Furnishings
The Tire Table Enhances Spaces with an Eccentric Automotive Aesthetic
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Transparent-Topped Autos
Transparent-Topped Autos
The Honda Puyo Concept Car Offers an Uninterrupted Outdoor View
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Chic 60s Chapeaus
Chic 60s Chapeaus
These Shapobaa Hat Designs Marry Retro and Modern Concepts
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Visually Stimulating Shelving
Visually Stimulating Shelving
The Gradient Cabinet by Ka-Lai Chan Partially Hides Objects Up Top
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Spherical Coral Concert Halls
Spherical Coral Concert Halls
The (a) Ball Auditorium is Enclosed by Polyps that Disseminate Sound
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Upcycled Umbrella Artwork
Upcycled Umbrella Artwork
The Stunning 'Harvest Dome 2.0' Floats Along the Water in New York City
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Curvaceously Shaped Structures
Curvaceously Shaped Structures
The People’s Meeting Dome Sparks Design Discussions
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Floating Orb Archiecuture
Floating Orb Archiecuture
The National Art Museum by MAD Architects Design is Otherworldly
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Dynamically Domed Structures
Dynamically Domed Structures
The Win Changzhou Culture Centre is China's Next Landmark
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Realistic Racing Simulators
Realistic Racing Simulators
The SimRoom SimPod 1 Provides an Immersive Gaming Experience
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Geometric Dome Structures
Geometric Dome Structures
The King's Cross Train Station Redevelopment is Dynamically Designed
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Geodesic Dining Tables
Geodesic Dining Tables
The Web Table Expands Beyond the Simplicity of the Typical Eating Surface
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Doubly Geometric Lighting
Doubly Geometric Lighting
Dancing Squares Lamps by Nendo are Delicately Sculptural
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Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
The Aquarena Aqua Leisure Center Embodies its Futuristic Inspiration
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Domed Ceiling Bookshelves
Domed Ceiling Bookshelves
The Wade Davis Writing Studio Boasts a Sky-High Library
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Ergonomic Student Seating
Ergonomic Student Seating
The 'Ray' School Chair Design is Meant to Improve Posture in Class
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Decoupage-Like Seating
Decoupage-Like Seating
The Fase #3 Stool by Bernardita Marambio B. is Eco-Friendly
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Giant Sheathed Domes
Giant Sheathed Domes
iGuzzini Headquarters by MiAS Architects is a Spectacular Structure
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Portable Jungle Gyms
Portable Jungle Gyms
The Easy Outdoor Geodescent Space Dome is Fun for Your Kids
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Domed Sea Creature Structures
Domed Sea Creature Structures
This University of Stuttgart Pavilion was Inspired by Biology
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Egg-Shaped Automobiles
Egg-Shaped Automobiles
The uCar by Garcia-Verdugo Makes the One Man Commute More Eco-Friendly
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Sweet Treat Protection
Sweet Treat Protection
'Cupcase' Individual Cupcake Carriers Prevent Damage and Contamination
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Jewel-Cut Concept Cars
Jewel-Cut Concept Cars
The EXO NURBS Vehicle Revisits Dymaxion Design for Superior Strength
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Arched Geometry Structures
Arched Geometry Structures
The Roskilde Dome Pavilion is Home to the Danish Music Festival
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Lotus Solar Desalinators
Lotus Solar Desalinators
The Waterdome Desalination Plant Replicates and Respects Nature
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Space Colony Architecture
Space Colony Architecture
RFM FM Radio Station Headquarters, Poland
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Powerful Wind-Proof Tents
Powerful Wind-Proof Tents
The Cave by Frackenpohl Poulheim is Robust and Easy to Set Up
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Geodesic Domed Lodges
Geodesic Domed Lodges
The Loveland Farms Offers Pod Accommodations for Creative People
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Snow Shelter Resorts
Snow Shelter Resorts
The POD Hotel by Robust Outdoor Brands is Comfy and Compact
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Sheltered Enclosure Pods
Sheltered Enclosure Pods
The Abri-Boca Lounge Chair Design Contains a Collapsible Shell
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Cosmic Orbital Chronographs
Cosmic Orbital Chronographs
The Tourbillon Black Hole Wristwatch Defines Time and Space
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Portable Wooden Huts
Portable Wooden Huts
Robust Outdoor Brands' POD Houses Make for Eco-Friendly Camping
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Eco Domed Abodes
Eco Domed Abodes
The Solaleya Pearl Dwelling Embraces Passive Energy Practices
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Ballooning Eco Abodes
Ballooning Eco Abodes
These 'Binishells' Structures Bring the Hobbit Shire to Sustainable Reality
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Melodic Folding Campers
Melodic Folding Campers
The Opera Trailer by Axel Enthoven is a Stylish Way to Travel
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