Every month, I set aside an afternoon to enjoy a cup of tea and leisurely leaf through my favorite shelter magazines. (I can’t wait until HGTV Magazine comes out in a few weeks!) It’s part pleasure and part required reading for my line of work so I keep up on the latest in the design world. The August issue of one of my favorite glossies, Living Etc. from the UK, features a cool design trend — laser-cut home decor. I absolutely had to explore it for myself, and after a little online digging, I found that more and more designers are using this cutting-edge technique to create gorgeous patterned furnishings and lightweight home accessories.
Pieces like these Vale Dining Chairs showcase how beautiful cut metal can be. The chairs have the feel of a Louis Ghost Armchair. The laser-cut metal detailing on the back, which is reflected in the lacquer wood seat, is a showstopper.
Brocade Home’s Laser Cut Rug takes a lovely wool blend felt and elevates it with a striking pattern. This type of decor is designed for a singular purpose … to make a statement.
This bright red Mediterraneo Fruit Bowl by Alessi shows how lasers can transform stainless steel into something light and otherworldly. The metal has been shaped into a bright, colorful and imaginative form.
Erich Ginder’s Mansion Chandelier, a lighting piece like no other, incorporates laser cut aluminum with glass and stainless steel aircraft cable for a magnificent design.
And last, but surely not least, one of my favorite laser-cut pieces is this Coral Bench. Powder-coated in a variety of fresh and modern colors, this bench by Arktura is the perfect example of nature-inspired design meets modern-day technology. The coral pattern is created using an algorithm and then cut into bent steel to produce a piece that truly is a cut above the rest. And they can work indoors or outside.
Have you come across any cool laser-cut furnishings?
Tell me about them in the comments below.