What is Organic Design? What are Organic Shapes?

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the first to incorporate organic forms into his architecture. His goal was to create harmony between man and nature. And that is also the goal of today's organic design: the designs are based on the shapes of nature.

They are rounded, not angular or symmetrical. A clear characteristic of organic design: furniture, art and architecture appear in curved lines. Organic furniture can freely follow curved shapes, but can also appear round or oval. Pieces of furniture themselves become sculptures of modern art.

This kind of design philosophy is reflected in organic furniture, such as the curved Panton chairs. Or in oval dining tables, sofas with rounded backs, or a round nesting chair.




Organic Furniture and Decorative Items are made from these Materials:

  • Wood, including wood veneers, as they are easier to shape
  • Fiberglass, especially for rounded seat shells and other seating furniture
  • Aluminum and tubular steel, as these materials are also malleable


Setting up with Organic Designs – what do I have to consider?

If you want to furnish your home in an organic design, you need to say goodbye to the angular edges of modern furniture - or complement them with organic elements. Organic design is based on nature and flowing forms.

You should add at least one organically shaped piece of furniture to a modern interior with straight lines. For example, by adding an unusual, rounded armchair to your living room or replacing your old dining room chairs with curved chairs with seat shells.

You can also complement a square dining table with rounded decorations, such as rounded metal coasters or a rounded decorative tray, as we have in the Metallbude range.




Which Interior Design Styles do Organic Designs suit?

Organic designs can be combined with different interior styles, such as the popular Scandi style, Hygge or Boho. In interior styles such as Urban Jungle, where many plants are an integral part of the decor, organic designs complement the overall look.

However, organic designs thrive on contrast. You can also incorporate organic designs into a minimalist interior or a loft-style apartment with metal furniture. It is important to alternate modern, angular shapes with rounded, organic shapes.

For example, a square sofa can be complemented by a round coffee table set on a rug with an organic shape or pattern. In addition to houseplants, a metal shelf can be decorated with art objects in organic shapes, such as a decorative tray, an organic vase, or a rounded stone sculpture.




Organic Designs: these are the Advantages

Organic designs are based on nature, not trends. For this reason alone, organic shapes will be trendy in 2023. The designs are timeless. The chaise longue is an example of a piece of furniture with an organic shape. The chaise longue was used in the 18th century and can still be found in our living rooms today in a modified form.

Organic designs are even said to have a positive effect on the mind. An organic interior is supposed to radiate well-being, safety and security. There is no hard evidence for this, but many people are convinced of the positive effects.

One thing is certain: Round armchairs, oval sofas and rounded seats invite you to relax and are simply very comfortable. With decorative items, practical accessories and round furniture from our range, you can add organic shapes to your home - and increase your well-being. Browse our online store now.