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4PM chaise longue by Massproductions

12 designs made from wood that showcase the versatility of the material

Dezeen Showroom: from seating with rounded organic shapes to lighting designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, here are 12 furniture designs and interior products made from wood featured on Dezeen Showroom.

Timber has been used to make furniture for thousands of years due to it being versatile, durable and readily available.

As a renewable material with low embodied carbon, wood is a popular sustainable material choice among designers.

It has an appealing natural grain that changes in tone and pattern depending on the species of the tree, and can be left in its natural state or treated with paints and varnishes.

This roundup features furniture made from various types of wood, including Douglas fir, cherry, oak, walnut, beech, maple and acacia wood.

Read on to see the latest furniture designs and products made from wood featured on Dezeen Showroom:

4PM / 4PM Self Build by Massproductions

4PM chaise longue by Massproductions

Swedish brand Massproductions has launched a chaise lounge named 4PM, which is designed to provide a comfortable seat without the need for upholstery.

The chaise lounge comes in a choice of laminated Douglas fir or cherry wood and the design is available in a self-build version, informed by the work of late Italian designer Enzo Mari.

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Photograph of wooden boxy lamp

Taliesin lamps by Frank Lloyd Wright and Yamagiwa

Japanese lighting brand Yamagiwa has rereleased a collection of lamps that were originally designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright to illuminate his iconic 1911 Taliesin house in Wisconsin.

Available as a floor lamp and table lamp, the Taliesin lighting design comprises a series of wooden boxes made from oak, cherry or walnut woods that rotate around a central upright and create shafts of light.

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Elsie wooden chair with armrests in a neutral-toned room

Elsie chair collection by Appareil Atelier

Canadian architecture and furniture design studio Appariel Atelier designed its Elsie chair collection with gentle, rounded forms in mind.

The chair has a generous semi-circular seat with tubular timber components forming a curved backrest that encompasses the user.

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Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 by Geckeler Michels for Karimoku

Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 by Geckeler Michels for Karimoku

Design studio Geckeler Michels and Japanese furniture brand Karimoku have collaborated to create a table that features a round top, splayed legs and a cable tunnel at its centre.

Available in natural and black wood finishes, the Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 table has a versatile design suitable for residential, hospitality and workplace environments.

Find out more about Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 ›

Hollywood chairs in front of window

Hollywood seating collection by Ben McCarthy for Gohome

Created by product designer Ben McCarthy for Australian furniture brand Gohome, the Hollywood seating collection has a simple silhouette that references traditional director's chairs.

The collection includes stackable chairs and bar stools that are available in natural, black, white and red stained oak.

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Hoard Storage Tables by Blu Dot

The Hoard Storage Tables are characterised by biomorphic shapes and hollow interiors that are suitable for storing homewares and household items, designed by furniture brand Blu Dot.

The tables come in two colourways – black-finished or natural acacia wood – and come in three sizes that can be clustered together or used individually.

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Shaku Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Koyori

Shaku Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Koyori

Japanese furniture brand Koyori collaborated with French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec to create the minimalist Shaku Chair, which is made up of six individual components.

The chair's four tapered legs and rounded seat and backrest are made from black-stained beech wood.

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Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

The Bench collection of furniture includes a wooden bench with a complementing table created by designer Konstantin Grcic for Italian furniture brand Plank.

Both furniture pieces are made up of a top plank supported by two upright components and fixed together by an invisible pin connection, designed to be easily assembled and disassembled when needed.

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98.6°F outdoor collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada

98.6°F outdoor collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada

Designed by Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu for Portuguese brand De La Espada, the 98.6°F collection of outdoor furniture includes a dining table, dining chair, bench, lounge chair, coffee table and side table.

The collection is made from Croatian white oak, which was chosen for its high tannin content to protect the wood from rot and prolong the furniture's outdoor life.

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Sova Lounge chair by Patrick Norguet for Zanat

Bosnian furniture company Zanat collaborated with French designer Patrick Norguet to launch the Sova Lounge chair, which features a characterful solid wood frame available in a choice of maple, walnut or oak.

According to the brand, all the wood used in its furniture production is sourced from private fruit orchards or sustainably managed forests.

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Sayari daybed and side table on a grassy hill

Sayari outdoor furniture by Ashlee Lloyd for Studio Lloyd

Sayari is an outdoor furniture collection characterised by organic shapes, created by South African furniture and lighting brand Studio Lloyd.

Designed to pay homage to Africa's natural environment, the collection includes a daybed and matching side table made from eucalyptus globulus hardwood.

Find out more about Sayari ›

Two chairs and stack of chairs on grey background

Naku Stack chair by Harri Korhonen for Inno

Finnish furniture company Inno has released a stackable chair with a minimalist silhouette named Naku Stack, designed by the brand's founder Harri Korhonen.

Suitable for a range of public spaces, the design comes in birch, ash or oak woods and features chair legs that join in a graphic A-shaped frame.

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