Design can make a world of difference in the products we use every day. From the way a chair feels to sit in, to the way a lamp illuminates a room, good design can elevate the functionality of an object and make it a pleasure to use.
But there are some designers who take it a step further. They pour their hearts and souls into their work, creating not just functional objects, but pieces of art. These designers are true visionaries, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with their designs.
Their creations are not only beautiful but also thought-provoking and inspiring. They challenge us to see the world in a new way and to appreciate the beauty in everyday objects.
In the selection below, you will find some examples of these extraordinary designs. From a simple vase to a functional kitchen tool, these designs will surprise and delight you. They demonstrate that even the most mundane objects can be transformed into something truly special with the right design. So take a look and be inspired to see the potential in the things around you.
1. Mural of a greenish-blue dragon that spans a three storey building gives the effect as if the dragon is alive. Kuantan, Malaysia
2. Fire and Blood: House of The Dragon Takes Over the Streets
3. Unique Fish-shaped Lamp Brings the Ocean into Your Home
4. Like so many other things on this sub, I think this one’s really cute
5. Edible Ear-shaped Treats from the boxing legend MikeTyson’s Weed Company
6. That’s kind of depressing
7. Sprite Beach Shower by Ogilvy Brazil Keeps Beachgoers Fresh
8. Majestic Mollabashi: Stunning Mansion in Esfahan, Iran, Blends Traditional and Modern Design
9. This bronze sculpture, located in the German district of Schwäbisch Hall, is actually a handrail!
10. Poster by Polish illustrator Paweł Jońca
11. If you use the other end he takes his pants off?
12. Unique ‘Samurai Vodka’ Bottle Brings Japanese Tradition to Your Bar
13. Wooden Owl Door from 1930s Copenhagen Still Impresses Today
14. A Warning from the Past: Soviet Nuclear War Poster from the 1980s Still Resonates Today
15. The way this portable cutlery fits together
16. Estonian National Opera’s Parking Gates Impress Visitors with Unique Design
17. Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann’s glass canopy in Sonoma, California
18. Unique Paper Bag Fits Perfectly with its Handles
19. These room numbers in my hotel
20. Barilla’s Spaghetti Ad Design Celebrates the New Year
21. The Dutch Touch: Tulip Chairs Bring a Modern Twist to Dutch Design
22. A Toast to Architecture: Unique Wine Glass-Shaped Porch