Design inspiration is such a fascinating and peculiar thing, and I love seeing how designer Christian Vivanco can draw a straight line between two seemingly very disparate objects. Certain project pages on Vivanco's website start with photos reminiscent of a National Geographic cover that then lead in to the finished product he was able to envision from the unlikely source—from a favela to a storage unit, from algae to a lamp, from a Mexican street vendor to a table.
For example, Vivanco sees this...
...and comes up with this.
Or starts with this...
...and gets this.
And goes from this...
Says Vivanco's website,
His work is influenced by several cultural and social factors; from the colourful and chaotic Mexican background to the soft and comfortable Mediterranean lifestyle, passing through a strong Japanese influence and its minimalism based in nature and interaction. All these elements promote a strong and unique profile, clear in each of his designs.
Check out more of his stuff here.