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Join the Circus Trend With This Playful Furniture and Decor

Whether as main attraction or fun side show, carnival-inspired designs delight

By Eric Mutrie

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Cirques du Soleil

Marquee-style lighting moves from the ticket booth to centre stage in Rich Brilliant Willing’s show-stopping Cinema chandelier. Warm satin opal LED globes are fastened to three rings, available in a multitude of shiny finishes. $54,950, at LightFormdl-0117-circus-beltasofa

Clowning Around

Resembling a jester’s cheery red nose, the four buttons on the back of Belta’s tufted Ovvo sofa are sure to inspire smiles. Cushy proportions suit comically lazy couch potatoes. Choose from a variety of fabrics. $3825, at 18 Watt

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Make me Stronger

Thankfully, it doesn’t take the strength of a weightlifter to twist the golden barbell atop this stainless-steel nutcracker. Only 999 are being made as part of Alessi’s Circus collection designed by Marcel Wanders. $1700, at William Ashley China

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Funhouse Mirror

Rather than distorting proportions, Bonaldo’s graphic mirror uses an overlay of printed lines to depict observers standing in a whimsically striped room environment. Available in two sizes, one with an optional shelf. From $650, at Suite 22 Interiors

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Travelling Zoo

Fauna from all corners of the animal kingdom gallop, leap and slither in the hand-drawn illustrations on this black-and-white wallpaper by Beware the Moon. Printed on non-woven paper. $140/roll, at Are & Be


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