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Top 100 Furniture Ideas in October

From Undulating Bamboo Tables to Optical Illusion Seating

— October 27, 2014 — Art & Design
From optical illusion decor to fluid silhouette furnishings, these October 2014 furniture ideas are sure to appeal to design buffs. Furniture is no longer only practical as designers are aiming to create pieces that marry aesthetics with function.

While tables are becoming more sculptural and colorful in their look, seating is taking on a dual-purpose form and is transitioning from formal to multi-functional. This is thanks to modular seating and is being used as multi-purpose decor in one's home.

Geometric stools are becoming side tables while beds are doubling as compact playhouses for children who love camping. The idea of dual-purpose design adds longevity to these October 2014 furniture ideas and inspires one to invest in decor that is not only intended to do one thing.
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Tiny Island Ottomans
Tiny Island Ottomans
The Oasis Seating Object is a Refuge for Rest, Both Indoors and Outdoors
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Remote-Controlled Couches
Remote-Controlled Couches
The RoboCouch is an Exhilarating Couch Design That Can Be Driven Around
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98
Contemporary Strap Shelving
Contemporary Strap Shelving
Backpack by fifti-fifti is a Modular Wall Unit that is Chic and Light
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97
Compact Bathroom Sinks
Compact Bathroom Sinks
The GRAFF Sink Design is Ideal for Tight Restrooms Looking to Save on Space
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96
Modern Portable Workspaces
Modern Portable Workspaces
Kruikantoor by Tim Vinke is an Office That Turns into a Cart
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95
Retro Furniture Revivals
Retro Furniture Revivals
The PP Mobler Tub Chair is Modeled After a 50s Original
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94
Adorable Ceiling Lamps
Adorable Ceiling Lamps
Reeno by La Mamba Boasts a Subtly Quirky Silhouette
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93
Sleek Numerical Stools
Sleek Numerical Stools
The Stool 7 Features a Numerical Profile
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92
Folding Multi-Leaf Tables
Folding Multi-Leaf Tables
Juan Pablo Quintero's Table Design Integrates Flaps to Maximize Space
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91
Lovely Latticed Seating
Lovely Latticed Seating
The Icona Armchair Makes an Artistic Statement in Any Room
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90
Interpretive Stone Furniture
Interpretive Stone Furniture
Natalie Weinmann Designs Multi-Purpose Furniture
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89
Pivoting Pie Tables
Pivoting Pie Tables
The Times 4 Coffee Table Turns to Reveal and Conceal Separate Slices
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88
Stacked Pyramid Storage
Stacked Pyramid Storage
The Geo Triangle Shelf from Urban Outfitters Makes an Instant Statement
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87
Sophisticated Urban Furniture
Sophisticated Urban Furniture
The Moooi Capsule Collection for Yoo Home is Made for Modern Spaces
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86
Minimalist Side Tables
Minimalist Side Tables
Dieter Rams' 621 Side Table Has Been Modernized by Vitsoe
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85
Multi-Wood Sideboards
Multi-Wood Sideboards
Alessandro Mendini's Wooden Sideboard Designs Meld Four Different Wood Types
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84
Translucent Marble Lighting
Translucent Marble Lighting
The Chamber Light Combines Marble and Crystal for Quiet Sophistication
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83
Playful Multifunctional Lighting
Playful Multifunctional Lighting
The Trio Lamp by Nicola Conti Boasts a Small Table and Coat Rack
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82
Wood Bead Pendant Lights
Wood Bead Pendant Lights
Bright Beads by Coco Reynolds are Artistic Pieces of Home Decor
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81
Woven Leather Furniture
Woven Leather Furniture
The Moda Chair from Urban Outfitters Boasts a Curved Frame
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80
Minimalist Home Furniture
Minimalist Home Furniture
Studio Macura Keeps Things Simple with Its Latest Collection
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79
Built-In LED Tables
Built-In LED Tables
The Between Table for Nautinox is Stylish and Wireless
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78
Stenciled Building Block Furniture
Stenciled Building Block Furniture
Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho's ROOM Collection is Playful
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77
Flexible Laddered Shelves
Flexible Laddered Shelves
The ARCHIEE 'Echelle' Designs are Adjustable and Chic
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76
Tree Stump Seating
Tree Stump Seating
UHURU's Organic Furniture Pieces are Inspired by Nature
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75
Bike Frame Chairs
Bike Frame Chairs
The Randonneur by Two Makers Uses Bike-Making Techniques
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74
Modular Clothing Storage
Modular Clothing Storage
Wardrobe is a Custom Closet Accessory Made of Hexagonal Block Fragments
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73
Spherical Sleeper Decor
Spherical Sleeper Decor
The Opus Modern Round Bed From Fancy is Futuristic
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72
Butterfly-Clipped Daybeds
Butterfly-Clipped Daybeds
The Trestle Bed is Supported by Freely Arranged Metal Props
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71
Topographic Storage Units
Topographic Storage Units
Alexis del Toro's Wooden TV Cabinet is Inspired by Monterrey's Landscape
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70
Swilled Wood Furniture
Swilled Wood Furniture
Sebastian Cox and Lorna Singleton Revive the Tradition of Swilling
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69
Modular Sculptural Shelving
Modular Sculptural Shelving
HELIX by OSW Creates an Immersive Spatial Environment
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68
Draped Pocket Chairs
Draped Pocket Chairs
The Saddle Chair Features an Understated Compartments
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67
Color Pixel Furnishings
Color Pixel Furnishings
The Hi Def Table Collection is Adorned With Gradient Print Graphics
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66
Couture Leather Chaises
Couture Leather Chaises
This Special Edition Chaise Lounge Design Reimagines a Classic
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65
Side-Structured Benches
Side-Structured Benches
Bench #10 by Nico Yektai Was Designed from the Edges In
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64
Modern Rolling Chair
Modern Rolling Chair
Rapide by ONEMANDUO is Inspired by a Wheelbarrow
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63
Fallen Tree Furniture
Fallen Tree Furniture
Jeff Martin Focuses on Beautiful Flaws of Responsibly-Sourced Materials
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62
Undulating Bamboo Tables
Undulating Bamboo Tables
'Contour' is a Sculptural Coffee Table Design Made from Bamboo & Cables
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61
Modern Whimsical Stools
Modern Whimsical Stools
Cora by Manrico Freda is a Fun Pouf Inspired by Fluffy Sheeps
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60
Tree Trunk Tables
Tree Trunk Tables
The Mineral and Mighty Dining Table is Full of Whimsy
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59
Provocative Pin-Up Furniture
Provocative Pin-Up Furniture
The Unbutton Collection is Inspired by Pin-Up Models' Clothing
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58
Story-Telling Shelving
Story-Telling Shelving
Flex Shelf by Story Store Encourages Imaginative Installation
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57
Floating Outdoor Living Rooms
Floating Outdoor Living Rooms
Dedon's SwingMe and SwingUs is a World's First
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56
Monkey-Shaped Furniture
Monkey-Shaped Furniture
Henrique Steyer's Furniture is Inspired by Previous Iconic Creations
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55
Stormy Weather Lighting
Stormy Weather Lighting
Richard Clarkson's Cloud Pendant Lamp is Inspired by Rainy Conditions
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54
Wood Mosaic Cabinets
Wood Mosaic Cabinets
Davide G. Aquini's Wooden Buffet Table Sources Inspiration from Tribal Art
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53
Inflatable Lounge Chair Sets
Inflatable Lounge Chair Sets
This Air Chair Boasts a Chic and Collapsible Design
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52
Eating Implement Organizers
Eating Implement Organizers
The Chopstick Coatrack Is Simply Constructed From Interlocking Stakes
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51
Dramatically Spherical Tables
Dramatically Spherical Tables
This Tulipwood Table Offers Stability and Drama
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50
Luxurious Quilted Furniture
Luxurious Quilted Furniture
This Luxury Furniture Collection was Designed for a Penthouse
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49
Upcycled Fan Lamps
Upcycled Fan Lamps
Fantasized by Sep Verboom is Made Using Waste Found in the Philippines
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48
Pillow Pegboard Benches
Pillow Pegboard Benches
Formabilio's Comfortable Outdoor Furniture is Simple and Adaptable
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47
Recycled Pine Dressers
Recycled Pine Dressers
The Mari Bermain Rasa Furniture Pieces are Made From Unwanted Wood
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46
School Standing Desks
School Standing Desks
Research Shows Standing Desks For Kids Could Cure Childhood Obesity
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45
Hipster Textile Furnishings
Hipster Textile Furnishings
The Latest A Bathing Ape Collection is Full of Fashionable Furniture
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Modernized Retro Furniture
Modernized Retro Furniture
ML2 Re-Releases a Vintage Furniture Collection for Today's Design Lover
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43
Vibrant Geometric Seating
Vibrant Geometric Seating
D-Tec Rethinks Traditional Chairs for Trampoline-Like Designs
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42
Carbon Fiber Sofas
Carbon Fiber Sofas
This Eames Couch is Exotic, Modern and Strong
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41
Support-Separated Seating
Support-Separated Seating
The Chair 3/4 is Unsettling to See, But Really Rather Stable
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40
Portable Laptop Desks
Portable Laptop Desks
The StandStand Workspace Allows You to Work Standing Up
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39
Psychology-Driven Chairs
Psychology-Driven Chairs
Yaara Derkel Presents 'Coppelius' to Challenge the Mind
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38
Chic Versatile Daybeds
Chic Versatile Daybeds
Sofa4Manhattan is a Design Made for Small Apartments
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37
Luxe Sustainable Lighting
Luxe Sustainable Lighting
Protect The Environment with Lamps from the PLUMEN Series
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36
Customizable Cozy Couches
Customizable Cozy Couches
Constance Guisset's NUBILO Sofa Can Be Re-Arranged to Maximize Comfort
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35
Modular Conversation Chairs
Modular Conversation Chairs
This Conversation Seating Set Lets Two or More Chat Comfortably
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34
Optical Illusion Furnishings
Optical Illusion Furnishings
Classic Parquet Design Makes a Modern Revival with Edition 02 Tables
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Naturally Preserved Furniture
Naturally Preserved Furniture
The New Visions Collection Freezes a Moment in Time
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3-in-1 Multifunctional Tables
3-in-1 Multifunctional Tables
The Pi Workstation by Joe Manus is Perfect for Small Spaces
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Graphic Pixel Furnishings
Graphic Pixel Furnishings
This Olivier Dolle Furniture Collection Plays with Shape and Dimension
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Gigantic Sectional Sofas
Gigantic Sectional Sofas
The Beckham Pit Sectional Sofa Lets You Create a Super Couch
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Papercraft Themed Furniture
Papercraft Themed Furniture
This Fun Modern Furniture From Cut and Fold Saves Tons of Space
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Modernized Retro Furniture
Modernized Retro Furniture
This Wood Accent Sofa from West Elm Pays Homage to the 60s
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Elegantly Geometric Tables
Elegantly Geometric Tables
Sean Woolsey's Haack Table Boasts Angular Accents and Joint Details
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Stylish Bicycle Racks
Stylish Bicycle Racks
Stasis by Method Studio is Fit for an Art Gallery
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Secretive Storage Tables
Secretive Storage Tables
Alexander & Pearl's Crypto Line Features Numerous Hidden Storage Tables
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Handmade Hammock Chairs
Handmade Hammock Chairs
Etsy's Chillout Chair Shop Boasts Bohemian Seating Designs
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Oak Multi-Functional Daybeds
Oak Multi-Functional Daybeds
The Pulse Daybed Has Several Capacities
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Suspended Bubble Lamps
Suspended Bubble Lamps
Bolle by Giopato & Coombes is Contemporarily Ethereal
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Rice Ball Seating
Rice Ball Seating
The Onigiri Pouf is the Couch Equivalent of Japanese Comfort Food
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Enormous Boxing Glove Chairs
Enormous Boxing Glove Chairs
This Vintage Bean Bag Boxing Glove Chair is a Knockout
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Interlocking Frame Tables
Interlocking Frame Tables
Ania Wolowska's Wooden Table Design Stands Up Without Any Fasteners
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Balancing Bird Lamps
Balancing Bird Lamps
Umut Yamac Designs a Sculptural Light Inspired by Origami
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Modernist Architecture Furniture
Modernist Architecture Furniture
Santiago by Liam Treanor Boasts Minimalist Wooden Designs
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Pierced Tree Trunk Furnishings
Pierced Tree Trunk Furnishings
This Wooden Stool by WitaminaD Blends Organic and Manmade Materials
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Razor-Sharp Furnishings
Razor-Sharp Furnishings
The Blade Table Embodies a Clean-Cut Design for the Contemporary Kitchen
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Concrete-Wood Furniture
Concrete-Wood Furniture
The Magazine Stable by Brad Wray Workshop Boasts a Brutalist Aesthetic
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13
Simplistic Frame Furniture
Simplistic Frame Furniture
This Scandinavian Furniture by Sam Grieg Stresses Simplicity & Cohesion
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12
Sewer Pipe Seating
Sewer Pipe Seating
The Cloche Sofa Repurposes a NYC Drainage Tube as a Modern Movable
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11
Camping-Themed Kid Decor
Camping-Themed Kid Decor
These Children's Beds are Shaped Like Tents and Camper Trailers
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10
Table Topography
Table Topography
The River Collection by Greg Klassen Is Inspired by the Natural Patterns
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9
Flexible Futuristic Furniture
Flexible Futuristic Furniture
These Futuristic Furniture Designs Transform to Suit Various Needs
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8
Rodent-Themed Desks
Rodent-Themed Desks
This Human Hamster Wheel Takes the Standing Desk to New Levels of Productivity
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Dynamic Puzzle Furnishings
Dynamic Puzzle Furnishings
The Par4 Coffee Table Opens to Reveal Extra Storage Space
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6
Atypical Abstract Furniture
Atypical Abstract Furniture
The Neo Laminati Collection Features Unconventional Furniture Shapes
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5
Modular Suspended Ledges
Modular Suspended Ledges
The Link Shelf Can Be Custom-Assembled to Accommodate Unique Needs
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4
Two-Legged Chairs
Two-Legged Chairs
Inactivite by Benoit Malta Focuses on 'Bearable Discomfort' for Health
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3
Organized TV Trays
Organized TV Trays
Caddy is a TV Tray Table to Keep Tablets, Remotes, Phones & Drinks Neat
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2
Fluid Silhouette Tables
Fluid Silhouette Tables
The Quark Table Series Features Unconventional Shapes
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1
Stylish Sofa Beds
Stylish Sofa Beds
Matthew Lewis Hill Rethinks the Traditional Convertible Couch
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