The Bo Biddley table looks like a complicated piece of furniture inspired by steampunk principles; instead, it is actually inspired by music. Considering the name of the piece, blues aficionados will know that it was inspired by the legendary guitarist.
The Bo Biddley table was conceived after designer Axel Yberg of Akke Functional Art, who brought the Pingtuated Equilibripong Table to the masses, donated the rights to a custom piece of furniture to the highest bidder at a charity auction. When asked to build a coffee table, the Bo Biddley table was born.
The Bo Biddley table uses the tensegrity system, which holds up suspension bridges via guitar strings. These strings are also completely functional, playing three different pitches.
Axel Yberg's Bo Biddley Table is Inspired by the Legendary Blues Guitarist
1. Steampunk-inspired Furniture - This trend presents an opportunity for designers to create furniture pieces that blend the aesthetic of steampunk with functionality.
2. Musical-inspired Furniture - Designers can explore incorporating musical elements into furniture designs to create unique and interactive pieces.
3. Tensegrity System in Furniture Design - There is potential for disruption by utilizing the tensegrity system, similar to suspension bridges, to create innovative and structurally efficient furniture designs.
1. Furniture Design - Furniture designers can explore incorporating steampunk and musical elements to create new and captivating pieces.
2. Musical Instruments - The combination of musical instruments and furniture design offers opportunities for innovation and novel product offerings.
3. Construction & Engineering - Applying tensegrity principles in furniture design could lead to advancements in structural engineering and construction methods.