For our latest lookbook, we’ve collected living rooms that feature sculptural furniture in homes from São Paulo to London.

An undulating sofa, a lamp made from towering columns and a wiggly chair are among the sculptural furniture pieces in this lookbook, which showcases how they can be used to add more interest to living rooms.

In pared-back interiors, these furniture designs can add a playful touch and make the rooms feel more special, while also giving them a gallery-like feel.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration, see previous lookbooks featuring rooms dominated by dark-wood furniture, well-designed hallways and contemporary green bathrooms.


Gale Apartment living room with brown lounge chairs and concrete walls
Photo by Fran Parente

Gale Apartment, Brazil, by Memola Estudio

Local firm Memola Estudio renovated this São Paulo apartment with a combined living-and-dining area containing furniture in earthy hues.

Among the sculptural pieces used are a low, pill-shaped coffee table with a decorative indentation and cosy, velvet-clad lounge chairs.

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Living room in Paris flat
Photo by François Coquerel

Haussmann apartment, France, by Hauvette & Madani

The interior of this Parisian apartment in a Haussmann building (above and main photo) was created by design studio Hauvette & Madani to have a gallery-like feel, inspired by the owner’s art collection.

In the living room, two slow-slung curved sofas add a sculptural touch and are complemented by round chairs and tables.

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Living room in London home
Photo by by Genevieve Lutkin

London townhouse, UK, by Tabitha Isobel

A stylish metal chair with a graphic fabric adds design interest to the living room of this London townhouse, where it matches a mushroom-shaped steel lamp.

A textured painting in earthy tones hangs above the home’s marble green fireplace, while small sculptures add to the decorative atmosphere.

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Interior of Brazilian apartment
Photo by by Denilson Machado

DN Apartment, Brazil, by BC Arquitetos

The living room of this 230-square-metre apartment has a Petala table by designer Jorge Zalszupin that functions as a sculptural centrepiece.

A velvet sofa and chairs with polished wooden globes are among the other sculptural furniture pieces on show in the apartment, which was designed for a landscape architect.

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Casamontesa house with arched fireplace
Photo by by José Hevia

Casamontesa, Spain, by Lucas y Hernández Gil

Spanish studio Lucas y Hernández Gil drew on 1970s aesthetics for the interior of this Madrid bungalow.

In the living room, a sculptural wavy stool, an arched fireplace and a round tadelakt coffee table add a fun touch.

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Natural materials inside London workspace
Photo by by Jake Curtis

Chancery House, UK, by Norm Architects

The only non-residential building on this list, the Chancery House workspace in London has a number of living-room-like spaces for relaxation.

In one, design studio Norm Architects added floor-to-ceiling wooden screens to create a sheltered space, where soft, monolithic armchairs are contrasted against a low, geometric wooden table.

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Home with green walls and colourful furniture
Photo by Margarita Nikitaki

Esperinos, Greece, by Stamos Michael

Numerous geometric shaped pieces by designer Stamos Michael fill the living room of this Greek guesthouse, including a lamp made from two towering, rust-brown columns of powder-coated steel.

Also featured is a sculptural chair by Michael that features a metal pole running through its backrest and a brown-leather edition of designer Konstantin Grcic‘s Traffic lounge chair.

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The Maker's Barn by Hutch Design outside London
Photo by Helen Cathcart

The Maker’s Barn, UK, by Hutch Design

A concrete pig farm outside London was turned into a rural retreat by architecture studio Hutch Design, which decorated it with bespoke fittings and handmade furniture.

The sculptural furniture in the living room include a metal table with triangle-shaped legs and a wiggly lamp.

Find out more about The Maker’s Barn ›

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration, see previous lookbooks featuring rooms dominated by dark-wood furniture, well-designed hallways and contemporary green bathrooms.

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