Rick Owens, ‘Single Prong Camel’, 2016, Jason Jacques Gallery

The California-born fashion and furniture designer Rick Owens has developed a unique furniture style that he describes as “luxe minimalism.” Owens finds his strongest influences in nature, creating simple, organic shapes, and using unorthodox materials like bone, petrified wood, and, as seen here, camel skin. This piece of furniture, which serves the function of a bench, exemplifies Owens' creative and original approach to furniture design.

About Rick Owens

American fashion designer Rick Owens began his first furniture collection in Paris in 2007. His furniture designs can be seen as a direct extension of his fashion lines and overall multi-dimensional aesthetic, creating sculptural pieces that verge on art yet function as furniture. The combination of materials he employs, from antlers to alabaster, wood to smooth stone, convey a melding between high design and functionality, like his clothing. Oftentimes oversized, his large Brutalist pieces of furniture vary in color and texture, combining a stark modernist look with contemporary luxury.

American, b. 1962