As someone who has never really cared for following the latest trends, I have always sought out items which are a little unconventional, things having a unique style.
In recent years the uniqueness and individuality of furniture is growing! Thanks to a talented pool of creative designers and makers (a pool in which we like to include ourselves) it is easier than ever to get a stunning piece of design! Yet, for some reason, the majority of us still surround ourselves with boring, design free, mass produced drudgery. Yes, it might take a little more searching to find great designs, but the result with be worth it!
Why you Should Break Away
You might be thinking, 'that's all well and good, but a table is a table; it has a flat top and four legs... you can't get an unconventional table.' We beg to differ! To us, a table has a functional design requirement; to provide a surface upon which things can be rested and an emotive design requirement; to be a thing of beauty!
We interact with the furniture in our homes every day, yet the majority of us pay no attention to it. We somehow accept that there is something there and are blind to its form and impact on the space. To us at OpenForm this is a shame: furniture takes up quite a large amount of space and often goes completely unnoticed. We see the same drab stuff so often we become desensitised to it. By bringing a well designed piece, which is different to the norm, into our homes we will notice it! We will look upon it with pleasure seeing the object as something which adds to the space rather than something which is just in the way.
By breaking away from the norm we gain the right to explore our own creativity, create spaces which speak deeply of our own interpretation of beauty; filling the spaces we exist in with objects we are drawn to, rather than ones we are familiar with.