June 22, 2011
With technology evolving at an extremely rapid pace, highly-complex, futuristic and state-of-the-art gadgets are always within our immediate perimeter, an almost constant reminder of the digital epoch we are now thoroughly engaged in.
Whilst it is commonly perceived that contemporary gadgetry should be moving and evolving at a modern-day pace to represent the highly technical digital world we now live in, one does not as commonly associate furniture with being archetypal of the technological, computer-generated modern age.
On the contrary, the latest commodity seemingly having a digital makeover is furniture, or grid furniture to be precise.
Leading the way in this futuristic, computer-inspired furniture is designer Ignacio Garcia, whose Phil Lamp and Coffee Table are causing quite a stir in the world of contemporary furniture.
Paving the way in parametric designs, these two interesting pieces of furniture are structured like an undulating grid, and consequently resemble complex computer waves.
Although being made from wood and painted white, Garcia’s Phil Lamp and Coffee Table also possess a minimalist, classic vibe.
Whilst the Coffee Table radiates sophistication and style, inviting those around it to delve into deep and meaningful conversation over a plate of olives and some delectably chilled quality white wine, the Phil Lamp’s geometric exterior strategically positions the light, casting soft symmetrical shadows to form on the walls, abetting an even greater atmosphere of panache and sophistication.