Rock Steady: Snarkitecture's Geological Designs

In the past few years, the joys of faux bois have been rediscovered, woodland animal motifs have abounded, and florals have climbed our papered walls. But what about nature-inspired design for people who want something different? In these projects from design firm Snarkitecture, caves, wind, and erosion work as unexpected inspirations.

Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, the team behind Snarkitecture, cleverly play with the ideas that inspired them. The Ghost Chair looks as perfectly windswept as a cover model. The Erosion Table, while a bit unsettling, is gorgeously cut. It's not surprising coming from the same firm that created the popular ping pong ball apartment, but it is a dynamic new take on furniture.

1. Slab Table, which would look gorgeous in a wood dining room.
2. The witty Excavation Mirror is versatile and pretty.
3. Clothes in the Richard Chai storefront look elegant against the rough-hewn backdrop.
4. A set of Ghost Chairs would work well in a modern loft.
5. Deterioration looks artful on the Erosion Table prototype.

For more photos and information, see Snarkitecture.

Image Credits: Snarkitecture.

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.