This past week, I went to a lecture where Rolf Fehlbaum spoke and gave some insight on Vitra and the history of their work. I have modeled one of their chairs in 3dsmax and had no idea how much thought went into the design. After the lecture I was inspired to design a piece in honor of such an achievement, the Panton chair.
Also, another great person that has inspired me to do this black and white design is Maxim Zhestkov. His portfolio consists of black and white illustrations/renderings. I'm excited to see where his career and talent take him.