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34 Slimy Snail-Inspired Designs

From Eccentric Escargot Seating to Insect Instruments

— August 25, 2012 — Art & Design
These snail-inspired designs show how the slinky mollusk has made its way into a variety of products, from toys to beautifully designed architecture.

Slithering and charming, the snail has been used in recipes and as a muse of sorts for artists and creators. The natural shape of the creature is incredibly delicate, and offers a great amount of interpretation on behalf of designers. Though some mollusk depictions tend to be more nuanced than others, the shape and shell is often evident. Architectural designs, for instance, tend to do so in a softer way that still manages to come across as sleek and subtle.

Sure to continue popping up in unexpected ways, the almighty snail and its shape will live on for many years to come.
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Literal Snail Mail
Literal Snail Mail
Real SnailMail Sends Emails Using Live Gastropods
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Slo-Mo Snail Films
Slo-Mo Snail Films
The '40mm Underworld' Video Goes in for a Closer Look
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Mollusk Health Sentries
Mollusk Health Sentries
Huge Sewage-Scrutinizing Snails Monitor Pollution in St. Petersburg
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Snail-Inspired Speakers
Snail-Inspired Speakers
The Nautilus iPhone 4 Dock Amplifies Sound Naturally
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Insect Instruments
Insect Instruments
Sound Check Your Slug With the Snailele Ukulele
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Epic Snail Photography
Epic Snail Photography
Suren Manvelyan's Weather Survivors Series Depicts Bravery and Resilience
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Snailish Snapshots
Snailish Snapshots
Alejandro Chavetta Makes Priceless Paper Pieces in 'Moon Men'
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Snail-Like Carafes
Snail-Like Carafes
The Escargot Decanter by Reidel is Short and Sculptural
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Shell-Tastic Pet Playthings
Shell-Tastic Pet Playthings
These Beachy Shell Toys are What Your Dog Wants this Summer
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Life Saving Snail Pies
Life Saving Snail Pies
New Research Suggests Snails Will Help the Malnourished in Africa
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Fuchsia Snail Art
Fuchsia Snail Art
Colorful Plastic Snails Invade Milan
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Celebrity Insects
Celebrity Insects
'Crikey Steveirwini' is a Snail Named After the Crocodile Hunter
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Slimy Wrinkle-Erasers
Slimy Wrinkle-Erasers
Natural Snail Serum Helps You Rid of Your Skin Imperfections
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Snail-Inspired Keyboard
Snail-Inspired Keyboard
Caracol
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Mollusk-Like Architecture
Mollusk-Like Architecture
The Israeli Pavilion Intertwines Innovation and Technology
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Clay Love Bugs
Clay Love Bugs
Red & Pink Valentine Snails by JooJooland on Etsy
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Snail Poop Packaging
Snail Poop Packaging
Manuel Jouvin Creates Cases from Dyed Snail Excrement
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Eccentric Escargot Seating
Eccentric Escargot Seating
The Lu Chair by Sand & Birch is the Perfect Place to Curl Up
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Glowing Bathroom Sinks
Glowing Bathroom Sinks
The Snail Basin Changes Color According to Temperature
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Slimy Home Decor
Slimy Home Decor
'Shelf Snails' Are Perfect for Bookworms and Grandmas
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Snail-Shaped Music Halls
Snail-Shaped Music Halls
Manchester Art Gallery Hosts JS Bach Chamber Theatre
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Snail-Inspired Motorcycle Covers
Snail-Inspired Motorcycle Covers
The Protect 486 Scooter Shell
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Sluggish Street Art
Sluggish Street Art
Inner City Snail
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Luxury Snack Foods
Luxury Snack Foods
Snail Caviar from France
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Brain-Inspired Vehicles
Brain-Inspired Vehicles
The Cyberman CYBERSNAIL Was Conceived for a Graphic Novel
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Stylish Snail Shell Seating
Stylish Snail Shell Seating
The Fama La Caracola Chair Furnishes with Natural Forms
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Snail-Like Outdoor Seating
Snail-Like Outdoor Seating
The Loopita Bonita Lounger is a Coiled Recliner for Couples
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Snail-Shaped Residences
Snail-Shaped Residences
The Nautilus by Javier Senosiain is a Small But Fascinating Space
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Snail-Inspired Furniture
Snail-Inspired Furniture
Helix Chair by Karmelina Martina Adds Nature to Your Decor
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Slimy Animal Erotism
Slimy Animal Erotism
The Wild Art Of Barnaby Ward Incorporates Snails and Octopi
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Snail Shell Headdresses
Snail Shell Headdresses
This Diego Diaz 'Sickhead' Shoot is Strangely Stunning
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Conch Shell Architecture
Conch Shell Architecture
3rd Place Long Island Cinema Incorporates Snail-Like Circulation
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Sluggish Nomadic Abodes
Sluggish Nomadic Abodes
The Durica Snail House Provides Portable Shelter for the Traveller
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Mollusk-Shaped Bikes
Mollusk-Shaped Bikes
Hideki Kawata Creates Sea Snail-Inspired Folding Bike
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