Contemporary Furniture and Design

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Contemporary designers explore new technologies, experiment with materials, and rely on cutting-edge fabrication techniques. Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry create works that are conceived in virtual modeling programs and fabricated using modern techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting. Others are part of a shift toward DIY, with designers like Wendell Castle emphasizing a return to hand-craftsmanship and sculptural form in their work. In more conceptual work, designers like Sebastian Errazuriz blur the line between art and design with often non-functional and forward-thinking work.

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