51 Uses for Geometric Art in Everyday Objects

Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to how geometric art can be incorporated into everyday objects.  In other words, setting aside art that’s purely decorative (wall art, sculpture, etc.), what sorts of useful objects could be designed around geometric designs or concepts?

Phil’s List

Here are 51 items (not counting the top level categories) I came up with in about 10 minutes of brainstorming:

  • Furniture
    • Chairs
      • Overall shape
      • Upholstery
    • Tables
      • Bases
      • Tops
    • Couches
    • Cabinets
    • Chests
      • Overall shape
      • Surface decoration
    • Beds (esp. headboards)
    • Desks
  • Home Furnishings
    • Carpets
    • Tiled floors
    • Wallpaper
    • Mirrors
    • Lamps
    • Vases
    • Clocks
  • Kitchen
    • Trivets
    • Coasters
    • Racks
      • Wine racks
      • Spice racks
      • Hanging racks
    • Dish towels
    • Plates
    • Silverware
  • Boxes
    • Jewelry boxes
    • Puzzle boxes
  • Architecture
    • Building/room layout
    • Façades
    • Surface decoration
  • Desktop Items
    • Paperweights
    • Picture frames
    • Inboxes
    • Desk organizers
  • Clothing
    • Pants
    • Shirts/blouses
    • Skirts
    • Shoes
    • Socks
  • Clothing Accessories
    • Jewelry
      • Necklaces
      • Earrings
      • Bracelets
      • Rings
    • Belts
    • Scarves
    • Handbags

Reader Challenge

Here are my questions / challenges for you:
  • What did I miss?
  • Can you find beautiful examples of any of the above, or of a category I missed?
Send me your ideas and links to nice examples, and next week I will publish everyone’s submissions. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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