Heart-shaped design – created with love

Heart-shaped design

The heart is a universal symbol of love
(Sir Elton John)

Modern design surprises us with the most various compositions that can be complicated or minimalistic, abstract or futuristic. Geometric shapes, classic motifs, contrasts or fluid lines, the past or the future – define the facets of modern interiors. But there are also easily recognizable images which meaning is close to each of us – for example, it is about the heart shape. These can be the chairs, accessories and even lamps – such objects differ by vivid colours, are made of the most various materials and become unusual accents in any interior.

Love Clovers lamps by willowlamp

We can see a unique composition based on a four leaf clover design translated into a voluptuous and sensual heart shaped pendant lamps. Love Clovers lamps by willowlamp are marked with very special silhouettes. It is about curtains of ball-chain that flow elegantly from the laser-cut steel frames revealing the heart shape and a soft lighting which creates an amazing atmosphere. Warm copper or brass shades, mysterious smoke or seductive red – reveal a very special nature of light which is constantly changing. If we stay under this pendant lamp and look upwards – one can see that heart shaped elements create a four leaf clover. The composition of Love Clover Lamps by willowlamp seems to be turned into a hypnotic kaleidoscope which charms us with its unique beauty combining the best artisan traditions and the touch of modernity to create timeless yet functional works of art.

Love Clovers lamps by willowlamp
Love Clovers lamps by willowlamp – Secret Love Clover (Copper)

Soft heart armchair by Ron Arad

An interesting heart-shaped Soft Heart armchair was created by Ron Arad in 1991, and today it is presented in Moroso collections. This armchair differs by remarkable design. We can see a spontaneous and playful heart shape, vivid colour and volumes which create an unusual dynamic composition. The main idea of such design was to show a volume as a simple form. The composition of Soft Heart armchair combines interestingly constructive gesture and simplicity of shape, revealing a visual softness and fluid lines, a true comfort and a strong personality. This armchair becomes an accent of any modern interior.

Soft Heart armchair by Ron Arad
Soft Heart armchair by Ron Arad, 1991. Officially presented in collection by Moroso

Wet Heart wallpaper by Wall&decò

Wall&decò was born from an intuition of Christian Benini. This project combines perfectly photography and design in a constant evolution. Wet Heart wallpaper by Wall&decò differ by an interesting visual effect. We can see the heart revealed on the wooden surface. It seems to be drawn spontaneously with a careless silhouette. The whole composition is marked with impressionistic motifs discovered in such unusual and contemporary manner. The heart silhouette can be revealed in white colour or in dark shades. Wall&decò wallpaper quite often change our perception of the space because a visually high impact is based on photo art and realistic images combined with artistic effects, and a great technical value of design. It should be noticed that Wet Heart wallpaper is a wall covering system which can be used in damp spaces like bathrooms and shower rooms.

Wet Heart wallpaper by Wall&decò
Wet Heart wallpaper by Wall&decò

Elton John Music Is Love for Lalique

Music Is Love by Lalique is a limited collection of crystal sculptures which was created in collaboration with Sir Elton John. “Love is one of the primary forces that can unite us and bring us together despite our differences”. “The heart is a universal symbol of love”, and “music is a powerful medium for expressing all the many faces of love”. As Sir Elton John said, music is also a universal language, “this is why I believe that music and love are synonymous, that music IS love”. Amazing heart-shaped crystal sculptures “Music Is Love Heart sculpture” charm us and become alive with a constantly changing play of the light and shadows. It is about a unique art by Lalique, or a hypnotic crystal alchemy – a mysterious beauty of this material is timeless. These art pieces are marked with a complicated composition and intricate patterns looking into which we can notice a treble clef. It is about an exceptional synthesis of ancient artisan traditions and modernity revealed in a three-dimensional symbolic object. Crystal is a unique substance which is sensual and fragile at the same time. Lalique turns this material into a true art discovering its soul and timeless beauty.

Music Is Love Heart Sculpture by Lalique
ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE. Music Is Love Heart Sculpture by Lalique in collaboration with Sir Elton John. Limited edition of 999 pieces.

NEXT ART Collection by SICIS

The artists create their beautiful paintings using the brushes and colours. The artists of SICIS create amazing canvases using millions of tiny plates – mosaic. Fascinating collections of mosaic appear from unique artisan techniques which allow to reveal the most delicate nature of beauty. NEXT ART collection was designed by Carla Tolomeo for SICIS. We can see ethereal chairs, sofas and pouf that combine luxurious soft silk velvet and mosaic-decorated elements placed by hand by the mosaic masters in Verona. The compositions of these chairs are similar to unique sculptures which transcend classic design into the surreal and metaphysical images. Elegant chairs are also marked with the heart-shaped elements. For example, Tris In Love chair has a back sector made of three hearts decorated with SICIS beautiful artistic mosaic by Murano or Colibrì Collection. Un Cuore Grande Così chair is marked with the heart-shaped back part decorated with a little heart inlaid with SICIS artistic mosaic. These objects become jewelry in any interior revealing a true art and love to design.

Un Cuore Grande Cosi chair by Sicis
Un Cuore Grande Cosi chair by Sicis. Next Art Collection designed by Carla Tolomeo for Sicis.

Heart Cone Chair by Verner Panton

Heart Cone Chair was created by Verner Panton and became an iconic piece of the XXth century. With a furniture series based on simple geometric shapes, Panton anticipated elements of Pop Art, while also emulating the elegance of Scandinavian Modernism in the execution of the bases. The Heart Cone Chair takes its name from the heart-shaped silhouette. We can see the extended wings of the backrest which are reminiscent of Mickey Mouse ears, but can also be interpreted as a contemporary development of the classic wingback chair. The base of the chair has a cone shape. Such a conceptual design was very unusual in the end of 1950s. but today Heart Cone Chair is an iconic design piece of the nowadays, and this object is presented exclusively in Vitra collection.

Heart Cone Chair by Verner Panton
Heart Cone Chair. Verner Panton, 1958. Officially presented in Vitra collection.

One From The Heart by Ingo Maurer

A unique lighting installation One From The Heart was created by Ingo Maurer in 1989 as a wedding gift for friends. We can see one blue and one red cable entwine with one another beneath the red heart in which the light source is placed. A heart-shaped mirror reflects the light onto the wall or floor creating a unique lighting effect. While one of the base elements is symbolically placed on two green crocodiles. The composition of One From The Heart lamp is an interesting metaphor of love; it is about two hearts that work together – it is about the light which comes from heart to heart.

One From The Heart by Ingo Maurer
One From The Heart. Ingo Maurer, 1989

Sabrina kinetic sculpture by Ralfonso

A limited series of Sabrina kinetic sculptures by Ralfonso reveals a hypnotic movement of hearts. The heart-shaped elements are made of mirror-polished stainless steel which creates an effect of an additional movement due to the reflective qualities of this material. Kinetic art is based on the recreation of some real movements or its separate forms. “Wind, water, light, and the element of Time add an intriguing fourth dimension to Ralfonso’s dynamic sculptures”. His sculptures are marked with unparalleled imagination and an exceptional ability to set art into motion. “My work has the added element of time and change-over-time – so it goes beyond just a three-dimensional shape”, Ralfpnso points out. We can see the hearts which are self-balancing and come to life with the slightest breeze or touch of the hand.

Sabrina kinetic sculpture by Ralfonso
Sabrina kinetic sculpture by Ralfonso. M.A.D.GALLERY Geneva.

Author: Marina Schultz

Official Sources of Photos:

  • (the first photo) Soft Heart armchair by Ron Arad, 1991 // Moroso Official
  • Love Clovers lamps by willowlamp. Secret Love Clover (Copper) // willowlamp
  • Soft Heart armchair by Ron Arad, 1991 // Moroso Official
  • Wet Heart wallpaper by Wall&decò // Wall&decò
  • Music Is Love Heart Sculpture by Lalique in collaboration with Sir Elton John. Limited edition of 999 pieces // ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE Lalique Official
  • Un Cuore Grande Cosi chair by Sicis. Next Art Collection designed by Carla Tolomeo for Sicis // SCIS: The Art Mosaic Factory, Archiproducts
  • Heart Cone Chair. Verner Panton, 1958 // Vitra Official
  • One From The Heart. Ingo Maurer, 1989 // Ingo Maurer GmbH
  • Sabrina kinetic sculpture by Ralfonso. M.A.D.GALLERY Geneva // M.A.D.GALLERY Geneva

Quotations:

The heart is a universal symbol of Love (Sir Elton John). – ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE. – Lalique Official // ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE