30 Shell-Inspired Creations

 - Apr 17, 2009   Updated: May 16 2011
The shell is a structure both animals and humans use for protection and shelter, so it’s no wonder that we’ve seen so many innovations inspired by shells.

From shell-shaped architecture to privacy cocoons and napping structures, the shell has unlimited design potential. Even the lowly snail, often seen as a garden pest, has inspired a number of products in this cluster.

Implications - To be "under the sea" is a mysterious place with hundreds of different sorts of animal life and sea creatures. This trend supports the idea that the architecture and home decor industries are using sea-inspired designs, so that the consumer can create his or her own world in their house or apartment.