Geometric Art That’s “Not Just Art”

Last week I brainstormed a lot of potential uses for geometric beyond “just art” — in other words, ways in which geometric art could be used as part of the design of useful, everyday objects as opposed to a purely decorative piece of art.

I asked you all to offer other ideas and examples, and as promised, I am publishing some of them this week for us all to enjoy. The real standout for the reader challenge was Nancy Webster (disclaimer: she’s my mom!) who sent me at least a dozen examples across many categories, several of which are featured below.  Thanks, mom! :-)

So, without further ado, here are…

Examples of “Useful” Geometric Art

Note: I’ve offered at least two examples under each of my original top level categories. Each example includes a thumbnail image and a link in case you want to find out more about the particular example.  Enjoy!

Furniture

Chair:

http://www.homedit.com/chair-one-by-konstanian-grcic/

Coffee Table:
 
http://www.2modern.com/designer/Arktura/Arktura-Quadra-Coffee-Table

Home Furnishings

Wallpaper:

http://www.2modern.com/designer/Piet-Hein-Eek

Rug:

http://www.2modern.com/designer/Gandia-Blasco/Gandia-Blasco-Caleido-Wool-Rug

Lamp:

http://www.2modern.com/designer/Stig-Hansen/Stig-Hansen-IQ-Light_2

Bedspread:

http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/geometric-polyhedra-bedspread–collectible-vintage-scarves-bedding

Kitchen

Coasters:

http://www.zazzle.com/black_white_circles_pattern_coaster-174974371988592381

Potholder:

http://www.panamola.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=34

Boxes

Puzzle Box:

http://www.seriouspuzzles.com/i11273.asp

Jewelry Box:

http://www.forzieri.com/usa/product_view.asp?l=usa&c=usa&dept_id=28&sku=fz36459-007-00&popup=0

Architecture

Modern House:

http://www.interiorarcade.com/home-design-house-design/modern-home-designs/geometric-home-design/

Swedish “Turning Torso” building:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_Torso

Desktop Items

Paperweight:

http://www.corporate-awards.com/Faceted-Cube-Hexagon-Etched-Crystal-Paperweights

Desk Organizer:

http://stores.photolarkgallery.com/-strse-388/desk-organizer-pattern-black/Detail.bok

Clothing

Dress (this one is wild!):

http://randommization.com/2010/11/14/wearable-geometry/geometric-clothing_3/

Jacket:

http://www.stylehive.com/bookmark/geometric-print-jacket-623209

Clothing Accessories

Necklace:

http://www.designformankind.com/2010/07/one-geometric-necklace/

Bracelet:

http://www.thisnext.com/tag/geometric-jewelry/

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