Sunday, July 12, 2015

Futurism meets functionality: the Human Furniture Collection by Dzmitry Samal

I am truly fascinated by the“Human furniture collection” of Belorussian-born designer Dzmitry Samal. It is an amazing fusion of industrial style decor and classical sculpture. The clean and simple geometric shapes morphed with the sculptural beauty of a male human body creates a startling impression, to say the least.

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Both fashion and interior design have many things in common. As a contemporary art form, each strive to change or at least heavily influence our appearance, lifestyle, and perception of beauty. But at its essence and as with any other art form, fashion and interior design are also perhaps the most common means these days for conveying one's social status and reconfiguring our acceptance of what is 'normal'. No doubts, Mr. Samal demolishes the traditional boundaries of "normalcy" and does not slave to puritan notions of "home comfort". ( I love it.!!!) The result is bold, arrogant, and strikingly beautiful.

The pieces in this collection are realized in polypropylene (a type of soft plastic) with a metal base for support and according to are available in gold, black, purple, blue, and green. I couldn't find much additional information about production and availability; and surprisingly there are no photos of executed interiors that I could find. Go figure!


Take One:
This extraordinary furniture design line would sure look amazing in industrial type lofts but I think the elegance of these pieces is much more versatile. So here is what I would do if I can get my hands on  it:

A luxurious soft pink velvet sofa and matching chair like the ones from Palu collection from would compliment perfectly the simple lines of the Samal design to create a lush contrasted ambiance.

Take Two:

HumanBodyFurniture II

Modern lamp / Tropical home decor / Black bench / Top table / Arch lamp / Black table / Human Furniture Collection by Dzmitry Samal CubeMe / Crystal Rock by Arik Levy for Lasvit

Pairing the Human Body Collection chairs and the stand-alone closet with modern pieces with clean geometrical forms and elements would be a perfect way to create a "live-in art gallery" if you have a collection of art to display.

I wish Mr. Samal would expand the line with pieces inspired by the female body, then surely bachelor's pad decorating would get a whole new meaning, right? 
Hurray for Human ingenuity!

Thank you for reading!

XOXO Mimi 

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