The story of modern furniture design can't be separated from material technology. Ever since Charles and Ray Eames discovered a molding process to create curvaceous pieces of plywood, innovations and new materials have inspired designers to give form to previously impossible shapes. Click through the slideshow for some of the latest innovations that have caught our eye, from sleek chairs made from wool to lamps hewn from lava rocks.
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.