Lean On Me / Furniture & Lighting, curated by Yellowtrace

 

We all need a little support sometimes – be it a friend, a balustrade or a good sports bra. So why should inanimate objects be any different? Seriously though – is it just me or have you guys been noticing a growing trend with countless examples of furniture and lighting leaning against, or supported off walls?

As well as being interesting to look at, these physics-reliant products are a great space saver. Using the wall for balance means the object uses less materials, while taking up less space. When it comes to small rooms and houses, less is more. And so, these slightly wonky and beautifully designed products are right on the money.

All together now – Lean on me, when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on… (Oh I do love a good sing-along you know.)


 

Cirkel leaning lamp by Daphna Laurens | Yellowtrace

Cirkel leaning lamp by Daphna Laurens | Yellowtrace

Cirkel Leaning Lamp by Daphna Laurens is part of the Cirkel collection, which all have a shared basis, the circle. Leaning Lamp was the product of wanting to create a lamp that during daytime is an art piece more than a wall light and at night it is a wall light.
Photography by Mike Roelofs.


 

 

DIY Lights, A, B, C by Ana Relvao and Gerhardt Kellermann | Yellowtrace

DIY Lights, A, B, C by Ana Relvao and Gerhardt Kellermann | Yellowtrace

DIY Lights, A, B, C by Ana Relvao and Gerhardt Kellermann | Yellowtrace

DIY Lights, A, B, C by Ana Relvao and Gerhardt Kellermann | Yellowtrace

DIY Lights, A, B, C by Ana Relvão and Gerhardt Kellermann combine basic pieces of wood with photographic light defusers, resulting in simple, unique pieces that can be made at home yourself.


 

Kaki Side Table by Kenyon Yeh | Yellowtrace

Kaki Side Table by Kenyon Yeh | Yellowtrace

Kaki Side Table by Kenyon Yeh. Balancing on two tubular legs angled away from the wall for stability, the table is perfect to rest books, magazines and small items on.


 

Mirrors by La Mamba for Omelette-ed | Yellowtrace

Mirrors by La Mamba for Omelette-ed | Yellowtrace

Mirrors by La Mamba for Omelette-ed.


 

Hanging Canvas Chairs by studio YOY at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace.

Hanging Canvas Chairs by studio YOY at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace.

Hanging Canvas Chairs by studio YOY at Salone Satellite 2013 | Yellowtrace.

Hanging Canvas Chairs by studio YOY at Salone Satellite 2013.


 

Curt deck chair by Bernhard Burkard | Yellowtrace

Curt deck chair by Bernhard Burkard | Yellowtrace

Curt deck chair by Bernhard Burkard.


 

Level Table by Luis Delgado | Yellowtrace

Level Table by Luis Delgado | Yellowtrace

Level Table by Luis Delgado | Yellowtrace

Level Table by Luis Delgado | Yellowtrace

Level Table by Luis Delgado. With an adjustable height and without legs on one side, the table can fit or connect with other elements such as walls, steps, curbs, balconies or even other tables.


 

Joy Zeta by Arco | Yellowtrace

Joy Zeta by Arco | Yellowtrace

Joy Zeta desk by Arco.


 

Appunto Table by Laurent Corio | Yellowtrace

Appunto Table by Laurent Corio | Yellowtrace

Appunto by Laurent Corio is influenced by the image of objects against walls. The compact, folding table was presented at Maison et Object 2013.


 

Pivot Desk and Vanity by Shay Alkalay for Arco | Yellowtrace

Pivot Desk and Vanity by Shay Alkalay for Arco | Yellowtrace

Pivot Desk and Vanity by Shay Alkalay for Arco | Yellowtrace

Pivot Desk and Vanity by Shay Alkalay for Arco.


 

 

Stilleven by Valentin Garal | Yellowtrace

Stilleven by Valentin Garal.


 

Cloud Console by Gautier Pelegrin

Cloud Console by Gautier Pelegrin

Cloud Console by Gautier Pelegrin.


 

Kammerdiener By Stadtnomaden | Yellowtrace

Kammerdiener By Stadtnomaden | Yellowt

Kammerdiener By Stadtnomaden | Yellowtrace

Kammerdiener By Stadtnomaden.


 

Leaning Light Table by Yenwen Tseng | Yellowtrace

Leaning Light Table by Yenwen Tseng | Yellowtrace

Leaning Light Table by Yenwen Tseng | Yellowtrace

Leaning Light Table by Yenwen Tseng was presented at TENT London 2012. As well as a table, cabinet and reading spot, it also works as a wall wash light.


 

Wall shelf by Keiji Ashizawa for IKEA | YellowtraceWall shelf by Keiji Ashizawa for IKEA | Yellowtrace

Wall shelf by Keiji Ashizawa for IKEA | Yellowtrace

Wall shelf by Keiji Ashizawa for IKEA.


 

Manubrio Coat  Stand by Herrwolke | Yellowtrace

Manubrio by Herrwolke, made of shined copper and racing bike handle bars, offers a variety of options to store everyday clothing. See our previous post featuring this project here.


 

Fanfan Dressing Table by Violane D'Harcourt | Yellowtrace

Fanfan Dressing Table by Violane D'Harcourt | Yellowtrace

The Fanfan dressing table by Violane D’Harcourt is narrow and mobile, it stands against a wall, a table, or even in a wall angle, in order to be compatible with small spaces.


 

Les Ailes Noires Clothing Racks by Tongtong | Yellowtrace

Les Ailes Noires Clothing Racks by Tongtong | Yellowtrace

Les Ailes Noires Clothing Racks by Tongtong | Yellowtrace

Les Ailes Noires Clothing Racks by Tongtong | Yellowtrace

Les Noires clothing racks by +tongtong. Seemingly two-dimensional when viewed straight on, the horizontal clothes rails are supported by bars angled out from the wall. See our previous posts featuring this project here and here.


 

Melt Bookcase by Thomas Sandell for Marsotta Edziono Just Black Collection | Yellowtrace

Melt bookcase by Thomas Sandell for Marsotto Edizioni just black collection, at Milan Design Week 2013.


 

Hold On desk by Xavier Lust | Yellowtrace

Hold On desk by Xavier Lust | Yellowtrace

Hold On desk by Xavier Lust is characterised by the essential, simplicity of drawing and economy of means. It is composed of lacquered steel and thanks to its vertical supports, fixes easily onto the wall,


 

 

Stilt Shelf by Makers with Agendas | Yellowtrace

Stilt Shelf by Makers with Agendas | Yellowtrace

Stilt Shelf by Makers with Agendas | Yellowtrace

Stilt Shelf by Makers with Agendas.


 

Stumme Diener by Herrwolke | Yellowtrace

Stumme Diener cupboard by Herrwolke is a storage space that leans against a wall, produced from an old Chair frame and a scraped cupboard.


 

The Y Console by A+A Cooren for La Redoute | Yellowtrace

The Y Console by A+A Cooren for La Redoute | Yellowtrace

The Y Console designed by the Paris based studio A+A Cooren forLa Redoute.


 

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

5 Responses

  1. Lachlan Cooper

    One of my favourite posts by you ever! Only the Marsotto Leaning Side Table was missing but all in all, amazing.

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  2. Dana Tomić Hughes
    Dana Tomić Hughes

    Thanks Lachlan! I dare say quite a few pieces were missing here – I could give you an entire book on the subject ;) Anyway, I agree with you that Marsotto marble table is killer. Cheers, D

    Reply

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