Straight-laced and staid? No way. The most recent trend popping up in goods is about the lean. Forget about the 90-degree angle for furniture design and concentrate instead on the yearlong 45- or over 120-degree slants rather than Here’s how:

Room & Board

Oskar Lounge Chair – $599

The angle made by the modern chair’s frame is just begging to be showcased. For greatest effect, make certain that you place yours so people can see the profile when they walk in the room.

And Design

Leaning Man Side Table – GBP 150

Who understood holding a stack of novels could be so exhausting? This side table takes a load off with the guidance of a wall. It also will help save a bit of space with its streamlined form.

Design House Stockholm Manana Lamp – $242

Reminiscent of so many rail-thin lackadaisical hipsters, this lamp also relies on the wall to stay steady. Much like these hipsters, I suspect it simply can not be bothered with standing up directly.

Design Within Reach

Grasshopper Floor Lamp – $875

But you don’t require the help of a wall to get a slant. This struttin’ lamp includes a similar tilt and stands on its own.

210 Seat – GBP 175

I enjoy how this streamlined chair appears to invite one to sit down and kick your legs out, much like it is doing.

Obelisk by Ross Didier from Allermuir – $3,214

The shape is anything but, although the sofa’s true chair is flat.

Moooi Oblique Solid Oak – $1,813

Marcel Wanders’ Oblique screen stand may cost a pretty penny, but it certainly stands out from the rest of the upright bookcase pack.


Black Leaning Desk Winsome Wood Desks – $123

To get a far less expensive alternative with the exact same lean, this shelf and desk combo fits the bill nicely.

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