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5 quirky home accessories

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Why choose stock standard and boring accessories for your home when you can have jaw dropping and fun features in every space? Not only will you have your guests talking, but you can reap the benefits from new and innovative designs that others haven't been fortunate enough to experience.

If you are a forward thinker, a tech junkie or a Google addict, for strange and unusual inventions, then we have a treat for you today! Here you will find a round up of five quirky and exciting home accessories from our homify experts. Take a look…  


Manifold Clock:  Living room by Studio Ve
Studio Ve

Manifold Clock

Studio Ve

The Manifold Clock is a play on the notion of time—constantly changing yet always remaining the same. Gone are the days of 'big hand, little hand' that we were taught as children, this clock redefines how we tell the time. The flexible fabric which makes up the 'hands' changes every minute. The best feature is created by the angles of the piece; depending on which way you look at it, a different experience with time can be had.


This rocking chair is aptly named Cradle, which, as you can see by the picture, it allows the occupant to do just that; cradle. There is a childhood sensation that never really leaves us as adults; the feeling of being encapsulated, held and cosy- a normal and primal urge. It should be possible, that even in adulthood, we can reminisce and relive those feelings. The design was initially created in conjunction with research for children with Autism or Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD), in an attempt to try and find a release for sufferers of them both.

Flat-pack hero

No screws, no glue and easy assembly. What is that, you say? Yet another boring piece of mass produced Ikea furniture? Think again. Functionality and ease of usability are the prime function of these sleek and bespoke shelving units. Bent on a slight angle, it represents the very best of modern industrial design encompassing aesthetics and honesty. 

Good day, sir

So, if you are a bit of a prankster or just a little left of field, when it comes to home accessories, then we have truly found the perfect coat hanger for you. Why not greet your guests with a bronze skull and floating suit? They'll either laugh hysterically or have to double take before they realise the ingenuity behind such a piece. Rest your hat, tie, shirts and blazers comfortably and in style on the Hat stand valet.

In the swing of it

Swing Table 8 person:   by Duffy London
Duffy London

Swing Table 8 person

Duffy London

Touching again on childhood memories, Duffy London has created the most whimsical and playful example of a table and chairs, which can be used in a fun boardroom or spirited dining room. Swing about whilst you listen to your boss brief you on figures, or have your guests entertain themselves for hours. A truly creative and imaginative example of industrial design which has truly been a subject of much talk within the homify office and by you, our readers!

To see more exciting home accessory examples see ’Home design ideas and House furnishing’.

What do you think of these ideas? Would you put any of them into your home? Comment below and let us know your thoughts!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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