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This year geometric designs reached new heights as these five projects illustrate. We'll be looking to see whether this trend continues in 2015.

Ildikó Valicsek

This year Hungarian textile designer, Ildikó Valicsek created an ingenious pattern system, called “Overlap”, that generates continuous, uninterrupted patterns for printing as well as individual elements for branding and décor applications (such as tiles). Read more about her versatile pattern system here.

Sindiso Khumalo: I’m a textile nerd

Self-confessed "textile nerd", Sindiso Khumalo has carved a reputation for fashion with a contemporary sensibility and graphic use of pattern. Khumalo creates bold garments and accessories inspired by Zulu beadwork and Ndebele patterned-walls. Watch our video interview with her here.

Lullaby Pendant Lamp by Monica Förster

The Lullaby Pendant lamp by Swedish designer Monica Förster seems to exude light whether switched on or off. With its faceted sides divided into smooth planes, the lamp’s simple geometric form is gentle rather than harshly angular. Read more here.

Lattice Work

Cape Town-based Leg Studios’ first décor collection features side-tables, lamps and storage accessories combining wood and laser-cut metal. Giulia Odendaal, who designed the geometric latticework, says she was inspired by nomadic African patterns. See their work here.

Geometric Gold

Tom Dixon's vibrant interior for Eclectic restaurant in Paris plays with geometry and draws inspiration from 1970s architecture, which experimented with geometric design, Pop Art, Post-Modernism and early Deconstructivism. Read about it here.

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