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Top 25 Modern Ideas in May

From Technology-Focused Furniture to Personalized Bathroom Faucets

— May 28, 2017 — Art & Design
As the May 2017 modern trends reveal, contemporary design doesn't have to be impractical. In fact, many of today's sleek and abstract pieces are actually highly functional.

While modern furniture of the past may have been more for decorative purposes than anything else, today's pieces are not just comfy, but also functional. For example, the Sitland Cell furniture pieces are specially designed to provide users with privacy while using their digital devices. Another example is the Tabula Sense smart desk, which can plays music and charge a smartphone.

Of course, contemporary design is not just limited to the home. As the May 2017 modern trends reveal, public places are now home to many of these highly functional, modern pieces. This includes pieces such as the Sea Cloud sculpture, which provides seating in the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Toshiba's new smart LED spotlight, which helps to illuminate museum artwork.
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Supercomputer Museum Guides
Supercomputer Museum Guides
'The Voice of Art' Uses IBM Watson to Engage Museum Visitors
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Corbusian Ceramics Collections
Corbusian Ceramics Collections
Gigacer has Designed Tiles Based on Le Corbu's Color Theory
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Smart Museum Lighting
Smart Museum Lighting
This Light from Toshiba Intelligently Illuminates Museum Art
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Vehicle-Inspired Seats
Vehicle-Inspired Seats
The 'Stool 911' Chair Stools Draw Inspiration from the 1964 Porsche 911
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Noiseless Efficient AC Units
Noiseless Efficient AC Units
The 'Anio' Uses Far Less Energy and Space Than Other ACs
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Sculptural Terminal Seats
Sculptural Terminal Seats
The 'Sea Cloud' Sculpture Offers an Artistic Touch with Public Seating
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Pinching Seasoning Shakers
Pinching Seasoning Shakers
The 'Pinch' Pepper and Salt Shakers are Inspired by Recipe Seasoning
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Personalized Faucet Taps
Personalized Faucet Taps
QS Supplies Makes It Possible to Emboss Your Name on a Tap
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Wireless Wooden Speakers
Wireless Wooden Speakers
Speakarts' All-in-One High-End Speaker Boasts Unparalleled Sound
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Curvaceous Architectural Chandeliers
Curvaceous Architectural Chandeliers
The Duna and Eve Chandeliers are by Zaha Hadid Design
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DIY Wall Clock Artwork
DIY Wall Clock Artwork
The KLOX 'Urchin' Modern Wall Clock Can be Placed Anywhere
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Auto-Leveling Artwork Hangers
Auto-Leveling Artwork Hangers
The Absolut Art 'Hangsmart' Art Hanging System is Quick and Painless
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Pixelated Screen Vases
Pixelated Screen Vases
The 'Pixel' Plant Vase Blurs the Image of Greenery to Look Technological
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Laid-Back Computer Seats
Laid-Back Computer Seats
The 'Trote' Seat Chair Draws Inspiration from the Rocking Horse
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Folding Origami Carpets
Folding Origami Carpets
The 'Imagiro' Rug Carpet is a Work of Art for Your Floors
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Bookshelf Folding Wall Desks
Bookshelf Folding Wall Desks
The FJU Desk is Functional When Folded Down or Up
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Oversized Octopus Playgrounds
Oversized Octopus Playgrounds
The 'Kraken' Outdoor Playground is for Kids and Adults in Shenzhen
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DIY Wooden Stick Domes
DIY Wooden Stick Domes
The Hubs DIY Garden Dome Kit Makes Natural Dwellings Outdoors
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Automated Laundry Cabinets
Automated Laundry Cabinets
The Electrolux Laundry Cabinet Washes, Dries and Irons Clothing
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Technology-Focused Furniture
Technology-Focused Furniture
The Sitland 'Cell' Furniture Design Pieces Ensure Privacy
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Abstract Interwoven Cushion Chairs
Abstract Interwoven Cushion Chairs
The 'Lawless' Metal Frame Chair Deconstructs Materials
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Tech-Infused Work Desks
Tech-Infused Work Desks
The Tabula Sense Smart Desk Plays Music and Charges Smartphones
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Multipurpose Kitchen Cookers
Multipurpose Kitchen Cookers
The 'Vario' Versatile Kitchen Appliance Cooks in Many Different Ways
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Unused Space-Utilizing Office Pods
Unused Space-Utilizing Office Pods
The 'Nook Pod' is a Privacy Solution for Open Offices
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