10 High Concept Designs for Artistic Homes

At Chaplins, we’re often asked to help source a missing piece, a statement armchair or daring pendant light, that will make a home extraordinary. In today’s blog post, we thought we’d share some of our favourite high-concept designs, each of which promises to bring style and drama to contemporary homes.

Neverending Glory Pendant Lights by Lasvit

What does neverending glory look like to you? Is it riches and fame? Success or happiness? For Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus it’s the ability to move through time, recapturing passionate emotions through minimal design. Designed to emulate iconic chandeliers from five of the world’s most distinguished concert halls, the Neverending Glory collection takes Neoclassical splendour and reinterprets it for the modern age. Using traditional Czech glass-blowing techniques, each pendant spins a historic story while creating new emotions and memories in the eye of the beholder. As the classic becomes contemporary, Lasvit leaves just one question for design enthusiasts. Where will your lighting take you?

DS-600 Sofa by De Sede

De Sede’s DS-600 is the only design on the list to occupy a position in the Guinness Book of World Records. Crowned the World’s Longest Sofa, its sinuous leather form snakes elegantly through open-plan residences, operating as both an architectural feature and elegant lounging system. Inspired by a mythical alpine creature, the Tatzelwurm, it can be used indoors or out to add comfort to contemporary spaces.

Geoffrey Mirror by Ligne Roset

For interior designers, the hallway is the business card of the house. And yet, the chance to make a powerful first impression is often overlooked. Enter Ligne Roset‘s Geoffrey Mirror. An oversized, glamorous design, it riffs on the idea of a private butler. At once a decorative element and a handy storage solution, Geoffrey encourages you to keep track of important possessions via the stylish brass dish and metal rack. Equally useful as a bedroom clothes stand, its aesthetics of scale create a quirky design that’s a delight to look at and live with.

Serie Up 2000 5_6 by B&B Italia

Series Up is a bold addition to the B&B Italia catalogue. Designed in 1969 by Gaetano Pesce, its shapely form is inspired by the fertility goddesses of Ancient Greece. In a characteristic twist, Pesce attaches a spherical ottoman to the armchair, which takes on the significance of a ball and chain. In doing so, he creates a wonderfully comfortable armchair while launching an interrogation into the role of motherhood in society.

Infinity Dining Table by Porada

Porada’s Infinity Dining Table celebrates the eternal beauty of classic wood furniture. Carved from precious Canaletta Walnut, its base resembles stylised roots which rise to support a generous tabletop. Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, Infinity makes a statement wherever it’s placed. Fancy a closer look? Be sure to pop down to the showroom where you’ll find it pride of place in our dedicated Porada studio.

Arrangements Pendant Light by Flos

It’s often said that lighting is the jewellery of the home. It’s an expression that comes to life in Michael Anastassiades award-winning Arrangements Pendant Light. Manufactured by the iconic Italian brand, Flos, Arrangements combines a variety of geometric light elements to great a glowing chain of light. Spectacular yet ethereal, these stunning pendants can be used to create dramatic constellations in modern homes.

L.A Sunset Low Table by Glas Italia

L.A Sunset is a spectacular modern coffee table from Glas Italia. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, it reveals her obsession with colour and a desire to make materials move in new and exciting ways. Once rigid and unfeeling, glass becomes effusive and mysterious like the gases swirling through the milky way. A beautiful, statement piece, it’s a great starting point for those looking to experiment with high-concept design.

Ella Dining Chair by Edra

The Ella Dining Chair by Edra is a watercolour brought to life. Designed by Jacopo Foggini, the black pedestal rises like a stem from the earth giving way to a corolla of multi-coloured petals. In keeping with Edra’s belief in the importance of manual craftsmanship, each chair is entirely handmade and therefore utterly unique. Distinctive and one-of-a-kind, Ella is a reminder to make art out of the everyday.

Altdeutsche Grandfather Clock by Moooi

Provocative and edgy, Moooi’s Altdeutsche Grandfather Clock updates a classic design with stylised pop culture tattoos. The fashionable iconography is the calling card of quirky design duo, Studio Job, who specialise in statement pieces. Crafted from solid pine, an unexpected souvenir awaits in the clock’s secret compartment. Pop down to the showroom to find out more.

Utrecht Armchair by Cassina

Confident lines and striking symmetry make Cassina’s Utrecht Armchair a focal point in any contemporary lounge. Originally designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1935, it champions his idea of pared-back geometric forms as the only visual language for the modern era. Available in a wide variety of luxurious upholstery, Utrecht is a statement armchair for lovers of De Stijl design.

At Chaplins, we live and breath contemporary design, and are proud to showcase the world’s most exclusive brands to a UK audience. Flanked by fantastic restaurants, our 25,000 sq ft showroom is your chance to get up close and personal with some of design’s hottest names, including Paola Lenti, Edra and Cattelan Italia. If you’re homes feeling a little lacklustre, or you’re on the hunt for something truly special, why not pop by this weekend?

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