Cutting Edge: Futuristic Laser-Cut Designs

A method once used for industrial production is presently helping designers conceptualize everything from seats to curtains. Laser cutting results in clean, contemporary lines and fragile forms that produce a lasting impression and a graphic statement. Together with lace-inspired patterns made out of fabric, acrylic, metal and wood, these cutouts are definitely not your grandmother’s doilies.

Sam Crawford Architects

Inspired by patterns found on tiles, the designers of the home laser cut this wood panel for a show-stopping piece.

Sam Crawford Architects

A different perspective of the panel reveals its size and influence in separating different areas of the house.

Marco Dellatorre

To get a custom-made art setup, pick a pattern you like and work with your architect or designer to have it professionally laser cut. Iron (shown here) is a wonderful material to cut for a strong statement.

The Artichoke pendant, with 72 laser-cut copper leaves, beams over a laser-cut bowl onto this table.

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Wood can also be laser cut to make artistic patterns such as the flowered-inspired one with this clock.

Tracery Interiors

Displays can provide a focal point in a room. This display was put in an alcove and improved by black vases.

Dunlap Design Group, LLC

A laser-cut shower curtain adds modernity and feel to this small bathroom.

Stuart Sampley Architect

Within this inventive home, a slider using curved laser cuts becomes an art installation.


Essential AV Audio/Video Storage Walnut – $1,019

A wooden entry storage console attracts nature’s charm via laser-cut images of the woods on metal doors.


Arktura – Coral Side Table – $840

Designer Chris Kabatsi designed this Coral side table for Arktura. An algorithmically generated pattern was cut steel for a contemporary appearance.


Wood Placemats – $25

This ingenious wood placemat, made by German designer Sarah Finn, was laser-cut from reddish mahogany. This is also available in cherry walnut.


Laser Cut Disc Pillow – $590

This pillow’s laser-cut discs change it into a sculptural piece.

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