Best Sculpted Furniture: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Browse our pick of sculptural furniture: perfectly honed stone lamps, marble seating and tables, winners of ‘Best sculpted forms’ in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Sculptural furniture designs
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Marble chaise longue chair

‘Curl’ chaise longue, £24,600, by Piero Lissoni, for Salvatori

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Rarely can we say our furniture choices are set in stone but in this case, we can't resist Piero Lissoni’s ‘Curl’ chaise longue for Salvatori, a block of natural stone carved back into a smooth lounger using cutting-edge technology. ‘To paraphrase Michelangelo,’ says Lissoni, ‘I took away the excess, the superfluous; the chaise longue was already in the piece of stone. We worked on its sections, as if it were the bodywork of a car or the engine of a plane, making them extreme, and pushing the stone to the limit.’


Marble base and fused glass top coffee table

‘Verre Particulier’ table, price on request, by Studiopepe, for Baxter

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With such a long marble sculpting tradition, it’s no surprise Italy is the source of award-winning stone designs. Our favourites include Studiopepe’s ‘Verre Particulier’ coffee table for Baxter, with a Bianco Gioia marble base and fused glass top.


Round marble coffee tables

‘Stone Round’ coffee table, price on request, by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, for Exteta

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Another marble design we admire is Ludovica and Roberto Palomba’s round side table for Exteta. The sculptural design features a simple raised rim, and is available in five different marbles, including Arabescato Orobico Red, pictured above.


Round grey resin quartz table

‘Anfora’ table, from £4,424, by Alexander Lorenz, for Potocco

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An elegant exercise in sculptural furniture, Potocco’s ‘Anfora’ round table, by the young German designer Alexander Lorenz, is defined by a Greek amphora-inspired base in new grey resinated quartz. Its sinuous and light appearance is a delightful contrast to the heavy stone.

Brut Collective

Cylindrical Belgian blueston lamp

‘Opening Light, Gesture 1’ lamp, price on request, by Charlotte Jonckheer at Brut Collective 

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Charlotte Jonckheer of design collective Brut created the unusual ‘Opening Light, Gesture 1’ lamp. The Belgian designer's piece is a composition featuring a cylinder of Belgian bluestone lined with aluminum, which lights up when an embedded titanium stick is withdrawn.


Fellow table lamp

‘Fellow’ lamp, €697, by Space Copenhagen, for Fredericia

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The soft silhouette of Space Copenhagen’s ‘Fellow’ table lamp for Federicia comprises two organic-shaped elements, making it a sculpture in its own right.

Léa Teuscher is a Sub-Editor at Wallpaper*. A former travel writer and production editor, she joined the magazine over a decade ago, and has been sprucing up copy and attempting to write clever headlines ever since. Having spent her childhood hopping between continents and cultures, she’s a fan of all things travel, art and architecture. She has written three Wallpaper* City Guides on Geneva, Strasbourg and Basel.