Dezeen Showroom: American designer Levi Christiansen journeyed into his childhood dreams to create the tables, seating and shelving in the Shapes from Home collection, which explores otherworldly imagery through woodwork.
Christiansen was inspired to create the Shapes from Home collection after his mother had a chance encounter with an oracle, who brought up the vivid dreams he'd had as a child.
It prompted him to revisit the imagery of those dreams, in which he frequently visited a home he'd never seen in real life. The surreal forms in the Shapes from Home collection are derived from those dreams.
The Plural coffee table, for example, features oblong panels of walnut wood with green marble tops and legs shaped like triangular prisms, blending rounded and angled shapes.
Made with traditional woodworking techniques, the Rhoco chair contrasts a wedge-shaped backrest upholstered in wool and mohair boucle with a flat, tapered frame.
The Juntos shelf has subtle divisions in its symmetry that emphasise the beauty of the cascading joinery while the Straddle side table has a sculptural presence, with two playfully tapered legs holding up a cantilevered top.
Finally, the There, There sofa is almost fully upholstered in ink-coloured leather, with a contrasting timber back and feet. All of the pieces are made with solid walnut wood.
"While Shapes From Home is inspired by an abstract idea, my design philosophy is rooted in creating balanced and beautiful furniture," said Christiansen.
Photography is by Mark Peterman.
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