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Top 95 Design Trends in May

From Stackable Chairs to Unique Shape-Shifting Architecture

— May 25, 2019 — Art & Design
The May 2019 design concepts explore old and new ways of creation through a variety of different mediums. These examples broaden out to cover design ideas of all sorts without holding creative expression to any bounds. Some of the standout examples this month include the progressive architectural design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group.

It created 'The Shed' in New York in a flexible manner -- the building functions as an art hub and hosts events with space along with a 500 seat theater. The most notable element of the design is that it is a shape-shifting structure, with the ability to extend and engulf the dynamic roof. The 'Form Us With Love' design firm introduces a great design example this month as well, with the series of stackable chairs. It features five different looks that are made with oak to deliver aesthetics and functionality.
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Fine Art-Inspired Slot Games
Fine Art-Inspired Slot Games
High 5 Games Taps Leonardo da Vinci for Its Latest Game Offering
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Ornate Casino Gaming Terminals
Ornate Casino Gaming Terminals
TCSJOHNHUXLEY Taps Eastern Tradition for Qorex Carousel Design
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Indestructible Metal Guitars
Indestructible Metal Guitars
The Smash-Proof Guitar is Ready for Rockstar Use
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92
Intuitive Clipfold Wallets
Intuitive Clipfold Wallets
The Arc Clipfold Provides Effortless Access to Cash, Cards and Coins
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91
Weed-Eliminating Plant Foods
Weed-Eliminating Plant Foods
Spectracide's Weed & Feed Solution Nourishes While Controlling Weeds
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90
Complimentary Mother's Day Cards
Complimentary Mother's Day Cards
Artifact Uprising is Sharing Free Custom Photo Cards This Spring
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89
Effective Hygienic Toilet Brushes
Effective Hygienic Toilet Brushes
The Flex Brush Reaches More Areas to Thoroughly Clean
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88
All-Encompassing Mother's Day Cards
All-Encompassing Mother's Day Cards
Hallmark's Paper Wonder Cards Cover All Kinds of Relationships
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87
Artist-Created Doll Clothing
Artist-Created Doll Clothing
The Barbie X Keith Harring Line is Fashionable and Artistic
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86
Convenient App-Controlled Gardens
Convenient App-Controlled Gardens
One Cell Grows Edible Herbs, Nuts and More in Mere Days
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85
Artificial Intelligence-Crafted Chairs
Artificial Intelligence-Crafted Chairs
Philippe Starck Explores Tech Design With The A.I Chairs
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Expressive Glitter Paints
Expressive Glitter Paints
Rust-Oleum's Glitter Interior Wall Paint is Available in Gold and Quartz
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Idea-Sharing Light Displays
Idea-Sharing Light Displays
The Spirits of Innovation Will Light Up When Someone Has an Idea
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82
Speaker-Integrated Tables
Speaker-Integrated Tables
Coolgeek's Soundesk is a Modern Table with 360-Degree Surround Sound
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Modular Optically Chic Rugs
Modular Optically Chic Rugs
The Front Design Studio Parquet for GAN Rugs are Geometrically Ornate
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80
Shell-Like Balcony Designs
Shell-Like Balcony Designs
This Complex in Singapore Will Feature a Unique Balcony Design
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79
Flame-Grilled Glassware
Flame-Grilled Glassware
Burger King is Creating 1.5 Million Unique Drinking Glasses in France
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Comics-Themed Upscale Restaurant-Lounges
Comics-Themed Upscale Restaurant-Lounges
Figures Toronto is Inspired by the Superhero Narrative
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Design-Forward Non-Slip Flooring
Design-Forward Non-Slip Flooring
PORCELANOSA Offers a Wide Selection of Anti-Slip Ceramic Tiles
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Integrated Spiral Staircase Roofs
Integrated Spiral Staircase Roofs
Snøhetta is to Design the Grand Opera House in Shanghai
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Skin Pigment-Based Installations
Skin Pigment-Based Installations
Neri Oxman Speculates Melanin Use in Architecture and Design
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Elegantly Designed Drawing Tools
Elegantly Designed Drawing Tools
The Iris Drawing Compass is Inspired by Camera Apertures
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Sand-Made Restaurant Tableware
Sand-Made Restaurant Tableware
Ment Boasts Uniquely Crafted Tableware for an Underwater Restaurant
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Stylishly Contemporary U-Shaped Rooms
Stylishly Contemporary U-Shaped Rooms
Atelier Tao + C Overhaul the Aesthetics of an Unusual Layout
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Brick Cafe-House Hybrids
Brick Cafe-House Hybrids
Tropical Space Erects an Interestign Clay Brick House in Da Nang, Vietnam
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Fluid Formed Totemic Exhibitions
Fluid Formed Totemic Exhibitions
Mark Whalen's Ramble Ramble Exhibition Explores Human Silhouettes
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Recycled Material Signage
Recycled Material Signage
O'right's Da-an Concept Store Signboard is Made from T-Shirts & Plastic
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High-End Velvety Airplane Interiors
High-End Velvety Airplane Interiors
Virgin Atlantic Updates the Aesthetics of Its Airbus A350
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Custom-Made LED Bar Installations
Custom-Made LED Bar Installations
Milan's Bar Bah Features a Unique Red-Hued Light Display
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Scrap Material Vases
Scrap Material Vases
Melanie Abrantes' One-of-a-Kind Vases are Made with Leftover Materials
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Festival-Ready Waterproof Ground Cover
Festival-Ready Waterproof Ground Cover
Rumpl's Ground Cover is Ideal for a Number of Situations
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Plastic-Free Premium Coffees
Plastic-Free Premium Coffees
Cafédirect's Small-Batch Roasted Coffee is Packed in Compostable Bags
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Age-Old Tonal Audio Equipment
Age-Old Tonal Audio Equipment
Bang & Olufsen's Bronze Collection Elevates Home Audio
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Community-Centric Cricket Pavilions
Community-Centric Cricket Pavilions
Winter Architecture Re-Designs a Space to Be Flexible & Modern
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Artwork-Adorned Graphic Tees
Artwork-Adorned Graphic Tees
UNUSED Works With The Van Gogh Museum on Apparel Designs
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QSR Cross-Stitch Patterns
QSR Cross-Stitch Patterns
KFC is Selling Limited-Edition Craft Patterns on Etsy
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Extravagantly Luxurious Casino Spaces
Extravagantly Luxurious Casino Spaces
Palms Casino Resort Looks Toward Multi-Purpose Entertainment
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Trophy-Inspired Furniture Collections
Trophy-Inspired Furniture Collections
Studio Flétta Reveals Totemic Designs for Tables & Lighting
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Shipping Container-Built Toronto Neighborhoods
Shipping Container-Built Toronto Neighborhoods
stackt is a New Cultural & Community Hub in Toronto
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Design-Conscious Therapeutic Seats
Design-Conscious Therapeutic Seats
smarin's sChaise is Ergonomically Correct & Enhances Postures
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Oversized Hair Clips
Oversized Hair Clips
Kitsch x Justine Marjan's Snap Clips Come in Medium & XL Sizes
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Responsive Orb Installations
Responsive Orb Installations
China Will House Teamlab's Weightless Forest of Resonating Life
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Premium First Aid Kits
Premium First Aid Kits
Welly Offers Design-Centric Compact Kits for Millennial & Gen X Consumers
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Astronaut Sculpture Collectibles
Astronaut Sculpture Collectibles
Billionaire Boys Club and adidas Join to Craft the PMS 300
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Rose-Inspired Qatar Museum Designs
Rose-Inspired Qatar Museum Designs
Jean Nouvel Looks for Inspiration from the Desert Rose
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Treehouse-Like Home Designs
Treehouse-Like Home Designs
This Living Abode in Montreal is Designed by YH2 and is Quite Dreamy
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Eco-Friendly Towel Rods
Eco-Friendly Towel Rods
The Airfold Eco-Friendly Towel Rod Cleans Up The Laundry Process
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Adaptable Urban Co-Living Units
Adaptable Urban Co-Living Units
Michelle Ho's Proposal Involves a Retrofitting Housing Solution
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Sunflower-Based Bio Materials
Sunflower-Based Bio Materials
Thomas Vailly Explores the Uses of Crops in Product Development
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Awareness-Rising Alternative Hourglass Designs
Awareness-Rising Alternative Hourglass Designs
Brodie Neill Fills an Hourglass with Microplastic
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Hypothesized Tech-Accented Architecture
Hypothesized Tech-Accented Architecture
The Royal Academy of Art's Invisible Landscapes is Curious
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Shapeshifting Shade Lamps
Shapeshifting Shade Lamps
The Sompex Table Lamp Turns into an Array of Different Designs
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Extensive Highway Park Concepts
Extensive Highway Park Concepts
BIG Proposes a Public Park for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
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Sublingual Vitamin Films
Sublingual Vitamin Films
Nutrinovate Created an Innovative & Easy Way for People to Take Vitamins
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Translucent Baseball Team Sculptures
Translucent Baseball Team Sculptures
Daniel Arsham Launches a Cast-Rasin New York Yankees Hat
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Reimagined Fantasy Show Artworks
Reimagined Fantasy Show Artworks
HBO Launches an Initiative That Boasts Game of Thrones Artwork
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Martian 3D-Printed Lamps
Martian 3D-Printed Lamps
The Martian Globe is a Topographically Accurate Replica of Mars
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Incredibly Creative Rug Designs
Incredibly Creative Rug Designs
Richard Hutten & Nine Designers Produce a Striking Range of Rugs
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Luxury Cannabis Boutiques
Luxury Cannabis Boutiques
The Royal Highness Cannabis Boutique is a High-End Dispensary
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Sculptural Desktop Illuminators
Sculptural Desktop Illuminators
The Node Lamp Provides Precision Lighting with an Artistic Touch
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Banana Fibre Fabrics
Banana Fibre Fabrics
Bananatex is a Technical Plant-Based Material Made Purely from Banana Plants
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Elegant Sculptural Pendant Lamps
Elegant Sculptural Pendant Lamps
Bomma's Lighting Fixtures Come in Three Ultra-Chic Designs
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Race-Inspired Airline Seating Concepts
Race-Inspired Airline Seating Concepts
Emirates' First Class Has Seats Inspired by Mercedes-Benz
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Re-Purposed Streetwear Furniture
Re-Purposed Streetwear Furniture
LN-CC and DRx Romanelli's RxCYCLE Capsule Reworks Iconic Fabrics
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Balancing Abstract Clay Sculptures
Balancing Abstract Clay Sculptures
Malou Palmqvist Challenges the Laws of Nature with These Pieces
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Colorful Extruded Aluminum Products
Colorful Extruded Aluminum Products
Jorge Penadés Develops a Multi-Colored Series of Vases
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Comfortable Adjustable Smart Beds
Comfortable Adjustable Smart Beds
Bryte's High-Tech Bed Enhances One's Sleep Throughout the Night
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Infant-Friendly Airline Seats
Infant-Friendly Airline Seats
Air New Zealand's Skycouch Makes Flying with a Baby More Comfortable
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Sleek Autonomous Scooter Concepts
Sleek Autonomous Scooter Concepts
Pal is a Sleek Scooter That Leverages AI to Memorize Routes
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Durable Versatile Bottle Designs
Durable Versatile Bottle Designs
MODL is an Adaptable Bottle That Challenges Conventional Designs
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Creatively Whimsical Cake Designs
Creatively Whimsical Cake Designs
DaanGo's Desserts are Handcrafted with Imagination and Passion
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Intricate Auto-Inspired Lamps
Intricate Auto-Inspired Lamps
Bernhard Dessecker's Design for Moooi is Incredibly Striking
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Dispersed Urban Hotels
Dispersed Urban Hotels
Enso Ango is a Series of Five Buildings in Tokyo
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Unique Shape-Shifting Architecture
Unique Shape-Shifting Architecture
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Sought to Redefine the Future of Art
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Overnight Museum Stays
Overnight Museum Stays
Airbnb is Allowing Two People to Spend the Night at the Louvre
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Cheerful Prefabricated House Designs
Cheerful Prefabricated House Designs
Alejandro Soffia Explores Modular Architectural Possibilities
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Sanitizing Door Handles
Sanitizing Door Handles
OpenClean Technologies' Door Handle Designs Boast Built-In Sanitizers
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Luxe Travel-Inspired Designs
Luxe Travel-Inspired Designs
Louis Vuitton Unveils the New Objets Nomades at Fuorisalone 2019
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Pop-Up Artist Collaborations
Pop-Up Artist Collaborations
Nike Commissions Greg Mike for Its Art of SNKRS Series in Atlanta
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Color-Coordinated Shop-in-Shops
Color-Coordinated Shop-in-Shops
STORY at Macy’s Encourages Exploration Through Color
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Geometric Corner Clothing Racks
Geometric Corner Clothing Racks
The 'Ugao' Clothes Rack Makes Use of Otherwise Unused Space
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Stylish Hovering Pens
Stylish Hovering Pens
The Hoverpen is Thoughtfully Designed and Appears to Defy Gravity
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Soft Modular Furniture
Soft Modular Furniture
Living Spaces' BiT Elements Can Be Reconfigured Endlessly
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Homey Contemporary Rustic Restaurants
Homey Contemporary Rustic Restaurants
Jon and Maša Kleinhample Were Inspired by Dinner Parties
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Designer-Made Seating Lines
Designer-Made Seating Lines
Mattiazzi Launches Four Designer-Led Collections of Chairs and Stools
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All-Cardboard Cafes
All-Cardboard Cafes
The 'Cardboard' Cafe in Mumbai is Constructed with an Eco-Friendly Material
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Immersive Optical Illusion Exhibitions
Immersive Optical Illusion Exhibitions
Leandro Erlich Debuts 'Real' in a Gallery in Córdoba, Spain
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Ambitious Floating City Concepts
Ambitious Floating City Concepts
BIG Envisions a Hurricane-Proof Cluster of Buoyant Islands
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Design-Forward Stackable Chairs
Design-Forward Stackable Chairs
Form Us with Love's Collection is Convenient and Affordable
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Streetwear-Inspired Rustic Cafes
Streetwear-Inspired Rustic Cafes
Sawada Coffee NYC Mixes Coffee Culture & Contemporary Streetwear
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Indie Cosmetic-Centric Stores
Indie Cosmetic-Centric Stores
SHOWFIELDS is a Newly Opened Beauty Store in NYC's NoHo Neighborhood
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Flexible Office Furniture
Flexible Office Furniture
Steelcase's Flex Collection Supports Spontaneity and Creativity at Work
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Balancing Fidget Toys
Balancing Fidget Toys
The RODA is a Gyroscope Desk Toy That Can Balance on One's Finger
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Authentic Grass Slippers
Authentic Grass Slippers
Somersby Released Slippers Made from Real Grass
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Diver-Centric Aquatic Hotels
Diver-Centric Aquatic Hotels
Deepspot Boasts Hotel Rooms, Viewing Pods & the World's Deepest Pool
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