Most people think of art as purely decorative: a painting on a wall or a sculpture on a pedestal. But the best designers know that the right furniture piece can serve as its own form of artistic expression. With their distinctive balance of form and function, select furniture designs serve as works of art in their own right. The most iconic pieces of functional art are coveted by designers and decorators around the world. These statement designs are key to creating thoughtful living spaces, proving that furniture can be as moving, exciting, and thought-provoking as traditional fine art. From sofas to mirrors, the perfect furniture-as-art piece can anchor and transform an entire room, giving it character, personality, and flair.
Explore our favorite pieces that blur the line between furniture and art...
Pratone (1971) by Ceretti, Derossi, & Rosso
Bubble Chair (1968) by Eero Aarnio
Lollipop Wall Mirror (2017) by Marcel Wanders
Cactus (1972) by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello
Christine Mirror (2015) by Helidon Xhixha & Dante Benini
Corker Stools (2022) by Herzog & de Meuron