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Top 33 Modern Ideas in May

From Futuristic Flat-Pack Furniture Lines to Adjustable Smart Beds

— May 25, 2019 — Art & Design
From flat pack dining room sets to adjustable mattresses, the May 2019 modern trends are all about adaptability.

With a growing number of consumers living in small, urban places, there has been an increasing demand for compact and lightweight furniture options. One of these new options is the Panter & Bourdon Tense furniture collection, which requires no tools for assembly and uses nothing more than tension to stay in place. Another example is the ultra-stackable new chair collection from the Swedish design firm Form Us With Love.

Of course, today's consumers aren't just looking for furniture that is lightweight. As the May 2019 modern trends reveal, they also appreciate high-tech features such as spill-proof fabrics and smart sensors that can regulate temperature.
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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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Trophy-Inspired Furniture Collections
Trophy-Inspired Furniture Collections
Studio Flétta Reveals Totemic Designs for Tables & Lighting
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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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27
Design-Forward Non-Slip Flooring
Design-Forward Non-Slip Flooring
PORCELANOSA Offers a Wide Selection of Anti-Slip Ceramic Tiles
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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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25
Brick Cafe-House Hybrids
Brick Cafe-House Hybrids
Tropical Space Erects an Interestign Clay Brick House in Da Nang, Vietnam
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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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Stylishly Contemporary U-Shaped Rooms
Stylishly Contemporary U-Shaped Rooms
Atelier Tao + C Overhaul the Aesthetics of an Unusual Layout
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Flippable Living Space Lighting
Flippable Living Space Lighting
The 'SETTO' Lamp Provides Both Direct and Indirect Illumination
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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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Design-Conscious Therapeutic Seats
Design-Conscious Therapeutic Seats
smarin's sChaise is Ergonomically Correct & Enhances Postures
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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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Sunflower-Based Bio Materials
Sunflower-Based Bio Materials
Thomas Vailly Explores the Uses of Crops in Product Development
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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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Hypothesized Tech-Accented Architecture
Hypothesized Tech-Accented Architecture
The Royal Academy of Art's Invisible Landscapes is Curious
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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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Futuristic Flat-Pack Furniture Lines
Futuristic Flat-Pack Furniture Lines
The Panter & Bourdon 'Tense' Furniture Collection is Chic
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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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Custom Lifestyle-Friendly Sofas
Custom Lifestyle-Friendly Sofas
Modsy Launches a Spill-Proof Range of Custom-Built Sofas & Chairs
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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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Comfortable Adjustable Smart Beds
Comfortable Adjustable Smart Beds
Bryte's High-Tech Bed Enhances One's Sleep Throughout the Night
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Cheerful Prefabricated House Designs
Cheerful Prefabricated House Designs
Alejandro Soffia Explores Modular Architectural Possibilities
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Stylish Hovering Pens
Stylish Hovering Pens
The Hoverpen is Thoughtfully Designed and Appears to Defy Gravity
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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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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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3
Design-Forward Stackable Chairs
Design-Forward Stackable Chairs
Form Us with Love's Collection is Convenient and Affordable
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2
Flexible Office Furniture
Flexible Office Furniture
Steelcase's Flex Collection Supports Spontaneity and Creativity at Work
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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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