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Top 75 Modern Ideas in September

From App-Enabled Storage Lamps to Customizable Dresser Designs

— September 28, 2017 — Art & Design
With back to school just around the corner, the September 2017 modern trends include a number of highly functional pieces that are perfect for students.

On the one hand, many students are looking for high-tech solutions that will help them work and play. One such product is a tech-infused lamp called Hole, which can be controlled through an accompanied app. Another example is the QT Privacy Lounge Chair, which comes with a built-in power outlet for the user's phone-charging needs.

Beyond tech-integrated pieces, the September 2017 modern trends also include a number of other multi-functional items. With these products may not be able to charge a phone, they can be adapted and customized to fit different spaces. Examples of these versatile pieces of decor include the Artifox SHELF, the Patchwork room divider and the Dressed Cabinet by Vij5.
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Inflatable LED Illuminators
Inflatable LED Illuminators
The 'BLOW Me Up' Inflatable Lights Can be Hung or Leaned on a Wall
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74
Inflating Origami Shapes
Inflating Origami Shapes
MIT Media Lab's 'aeroMorph' Origami Designs Form Themselves
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73
Chimney-Shaped Lighting
Chimney-Shaped Lighting
These 'Chimney Lamps' Help to Create a Dynamic Interior
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72
Customizable Wall Shelves
Customizable Wall Shelves
The Artifox 'SHELF' Minimalist Wall Shelf Can be Set Up However You Wish
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71
Suspended Adjustable Lamps
Suspended Adjustable Lamps
The Belt Icon is Suspended by a Bright Belt-Like Strap
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70
Island-Inspired Lighting
Island-Inspired Lighting
Seom Lighting Was Inspired by Jeju Island
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69
Bird-Inspired Coat Racks
Bird-Inspired Coat Racks
'Myna' by GYRO is a Sleek Lamp and a Functional Coat Rack
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68
Decorative Stackable Seating
Decorative Stackable Seating
The Yosemite Totem Can Be Stacked in a Variety of Different Ways
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67
Transparent Acrylic Furniture
Transparent Acrylic Furniture
'Crease' is a Furniture Collection Made from One Clear Acrylic Sheet
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66
Abstract Gold-Plated Light Fixtures
Abstract Gold-Plated Light Fixtures
Sergi Ventura's Abstract Lights Feature Gold-Plated Designs
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65
Platinum World Scratch Maps
Platinum World Scratch Maps
This Scratch Map Features an Elegant Silver Design for a Modern Home
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64
Flower-Shaped Parasols
Flower-Shaped Parasols
'Festival of Nature' Features Beachside Umbrellas That Resemble Flowers
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63
Colorfully Grated Outdoor Furniture
Colorfully Grated Outdoor Furniture
Spotkanie's Garden Furniture is Attractive and Long-Lasting
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62
Vibrant Color-Coded Universities
Vibrant Color-Coded Universities
Jussieu University Has Painted Each Floor a Different Pastel
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61
Sunset-Inspired Shelving Units
Sunset-Inspired Shelving Units
The 'Horizon Shelves' Offer a More Dynamic Design Alternative
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60
Elegant Poolside Loungers
Elegant Poolside Loungers
The PAL Collection Allows for Effortless Poolside Lounging
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59
Angular Folded Paper Lamps
Angular Folded Paper Lamps
The 'Le Pli' Lamp is Simple, Functional and Shipping-Friendly
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58
Shifting Sun-Inspired Floor Lamps
Shifting Sun-Inspired Floor Lamps
The 'Ra Lamp' Rises and Sets Like the Sun
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57
Classroom Desk-Inspired Tables
Classroom Desk-Inspired Tables
The Doodle Table Features a Chrome Finish and Adjustable Legs
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56
Vibrant Tabletop Bookshelves
Vibrant Tabletop Bookshelves
The Ara Bookshelf is for the Individual with a Limited Library
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55
Shifting Lampshade Lights
Shifting Lampshade Lights
The 'D'LIGHT' Kinetic Lighting Lamp Shifts Thanks to an Internal Motor
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54
Revived Victorian Interiors
Revived Victorian Interiors
The Cast Iron House by Shigeru Ban Seamlessly Blends Old and New
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53
360 Degree Fans
360 Degree Fans
This Elegant Fan Design Provides a More Flexible Range of Motion
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52
Minimalist Poolside Furniture
Minimalist Poolside Furniture
Nardi's Minimalist Pool Set Elicits a Sense of Luxury and Relaxation
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51
Multi-Purpose Minimalist Showers
Multi-Purpose Minimalist Showers
This Shower Radiator Door Embodies Clean Design and Added Comfort
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50
Personalized Art Subscriptions
Personalized Art Subscriptions
'Meum' Introduces a Flexible, Customizable Art Subscription Service
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49
Lightweight Wired Glass Tables
Lightweight Wired Glass Tables
Jorge Garaje Uses Aluminum to Make Lightweight Outdoor Furniture
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48
Appreciation-Encouraging Clocks
Appreciation-Encouraging Clocks
The PAO Clock Timepiece Encourages You to Stay in the Moment
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47
Semi-Transparent Marble Lighting
Semi-Transparent Marble Lighting
Voie Light Series Merges Marble with Neon Rings
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46
Suspended 360-Degree Fireplaces
Suspended 360-Degree Fireplaces
The GlammFire Perola Bioethanol Hanging Fireplaces are Minimalist
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45
Currency-Inspired Blankets
Currency-Inspired Blankets
Hiller Dry Goods' Designs Feature Abstract Images of Global Currencies
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44
Archery-Inspired Light Fixtures
Archery-Inspired Light Fixtures
The 'Bo Light' Takes Its Inspiration from a Curved Bow and Arrow
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43
Acrobat-Inspired Lighting
Acrobat-Inspired Lighting
Porcelain Bear's 'Acrobat' is a Four Piece Collection
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42
Customizable Hanging Ceiling Lights
Customizable Hanging Ceiling Lights
The Studio Beam D-light Quattro Has an Industrial Vibe
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41
Holistic Housekeeping Bots
Holistic Housekeeping Bots
The Unibot Can Carry Out Four Specialized Functions Simultaneously
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40
Sunken Hotel Bed Designs
Sunken Hotel Bed Designs
The 'Mylines' Hotel Features a Futuristic Room with a Bed in the Floor
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39
Streamlined Lettuce Cleaners
Streamlined Lettuce Cleaners
This Stainless Steel Salad Spinner Satisfies Preparation and Serving
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38
Tangible 3D Graphs
Tangible 3D Graphs
Coming Soon's 3D Infographics Make Visual Data Tangible
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37
Personalized Storage Tables
Personalized Storage Tables
The OPOSSUM Design CT-01 and CT-03 Minimalist Coffee Tables are Chic
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36
Elegant Glass-Paneled Lamps
Elegant Glass-Paneled Lamps
The 'Arch Table Lamp' is Chic and Unconventional
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35
Jellyfish-Inspired Tables
Jellyfish-Inspired Tables
Daniela Forti's Jelly Fish Tables are Made from Colored Glass
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34
Neon Kitchenware Utensils
Neon Kitchenware Utensils
These Colorful Cooking Tools Appeal to Aspiring Young Cooks
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33
Ceiling-Suspended Air Purifiers
Ceiling-Suspended Air Purifiers
The Ceili.Air Serves as a Sleek Alternative to Bulky Devices
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32
Tech-Inspired Programmer Offices
Tech-Inspired Programmer Offices
The Droids on Roids Office Has Icons to Identify Space Function
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31
Lopsided Kneeling Tables
Lopsided Kneeling Tables
This Unbalanced Table Creates the Illusion of a Living Creature
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30
Concentric Light Fixtures
Concentric Light Fixtures
The Concentric Wall Light Plays with Light and Color
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29
Phone-Charging Handbag Lights
Phone-Charging Handbag Lights
This Portable Handbag Light Can Also Charge Your Phone
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28
Textural Cork Seating
Textural Cork Seating
The Vitra Cork Stool Looks Like a Larger Variation of a Wine Cork
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27
Rainbow-Projecting Glassware
Rainbow-Projecting Glassware
These Cups Feature an Elegant and Imaginative Design
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26
Office-Friendly Privacy Loungers
Office-Friendly Privacy Loungers
This Lounge Chair Offers Privacy in an Open-Concept Design
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25
Design-Focused Air Purifiers
Design-Focused Air Purifiers
The 'Brid' Air Purifier Was Designed with Longevity in Mind
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24
Multidirectional Illumination Lamps
Multidirectional Illumination Lamps
This Factory Pendant Light from the Marra Group is Chic
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23
Inflatable Lighting Tubes
Inflatable Lighting Tubes
'Blow Me Up' Lamp Serves as an Alternative to Bulky Light Fixtures
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22
Remote-Controlled Toilets
Remote-Controlled Toilets
The 'Clean Black' Toilet is Focused on Sanitation and Comfort
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21
Framed Lighting Concepts
Framed Lighting Concepts
'Frame Lighting' Lets You Highlight Your Prized Possessions
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20
Food-Framing Infusers
Food-Framing Infusers
The Porthole Infuser Makes Flavor-Instilling Processes Infinitely Photogenic
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19
Customizable Dresser Designs
Customizable Dresser Designs
The Dressed Cabinet Features a Movable Fabric Panel
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18
Illuminated Retractable Coffee Tables
Illuminated Retractable Coffee Tables
'Microcromo' Transforms from a Coffee Table to Wall-Hung Art
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17
Hybridized Home Furniture Designs
Hybridized Home Furniture Designs
The 'Bijou' is Both a Coffee Table and a Floor Lamp
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16
Nomad-Inspired Couches
Nomad-Inspired Couches
Raz Omer's Naja Couch is an Inflatable Alternative to Expensive Furniture
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15
Soundproof Office Pods
Soundproof Office Pods
Framery's 'Phone Booths' Offer Solutions to Noisy Open-Concept Offices
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14
Sea Life Inspired Lights
Sea Life Inspired Lights
These Coral Lamps Emulate the Spectacular Asymmetries of Reef Formations
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13
Playful Spinning Top Chairs
Playful Spinning Top Chairs
The Magis 'Spun' Rotating Chair Allows for Freestyle Spinning
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12
Rollable Paper Torches
Rollable Paper Torches
The Paper Torch by Nendo Can Be Rolled into a Lamp
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11
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
'Hole' is a Tech-Infused Multi-Purpose Lamp
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10
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
This Retractable Wall System Accommodates More Dining Guests
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9
Fast Food-Inspired Furniture
Fast Food-Inspired Furniture
This Collection Features a Hot Dog Couch and a Hamburger Arm Chair
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8
Multifunctional Stackable Seating
Multifunctional Stackable Seating
Yemenite Stackable Stools Can be Stacked for Easy Storage
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7
Multi-Sensory Japanese Restaurants
Multi-Sensory Japanese Restaurants
Waka Haiku Setsugekka's Design is Reflective of Japan's Cuisine
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6
Curvy Hand-Made Furniture
Curvy Hand-Made Furniture
Fielding-Smith Furniture's Collection is Shapely with Color Pops
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5
Magnetized Cord-Holding Platforms
Magnetized Cord-Holding Platforms
'The Base' by Peel Will Stop Cords from Falling on the Floor
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4
Carbon Fiber Canoes
Carbon Fiber Canoes
This Two-Person Canoe Flaunts a Streamlined and Futuristic Design
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3
Floating Thunder Cloud Lamps
Floating Thunder Cloud Lamps
The Floating Lamp Magnetically Hovers from Its Base
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2
Customizable Room Dividers
Customizable Room Dividers
'Patchwork' Helps Solve the Privacy Issues Around Cohabitation
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1
Moveable Prefab Dwellings
Moveable Prefab Dwellings
The Koda Moveable Home Can be Shifted to a New Location
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