High Mineral Content: Geology-Inflected Designs Take Over

From furniture to accessories, surfaces to lighting, Metropolis digs up the latest designs that rock.

Move over, concrete and terrazzo: Sometimes you can’t beat nature’s rugged equilibrium. We’re noting an embrace of geology and mineralogy, with designs riffing on planetary patterns from volcanic strata and clastic rock to crystalline edges. Call it an environmental hangover—we’re back to exalting our raw terrestrial reality.

 

Click through the slideshow below to view our picks for lighting, accessories, furniture, and more.

 

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Categories: Industrial Design