Furniture Inspired by Rocks on a Beach: Isola by Gumdesign

Inspired by rocks lined up on a beach, the Isola collection was designed by the Italian duo, Gumdesign, for both Giovannetti Collezioni and Sacerdote Marmi. The collection consists of seating and marble tables, all with bright yellow metal frames. The chairs and sofas sit low and are covered in muted gray pinstripes, which make the legs really pop.

The cushions are square and rectangular in shape with curved edges, and when lined up they mimic the linear rocks they were patterned after.

I love the simple shapes of the pieces and the menswear-inspired fabric that was chosen. The fabric choices give them a more masculine feel and mix well with the bright frame color.

The marble tables feature the same yellow on their legs which ties the entire collection together.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.