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Touchscreen Tabletops

Sleek & Hi-Tech Bonsai Wood Version Table by Roberto Delponte

— October 5, 2010 — Art & Design
The Bonsai Wood Version table by Roberto Delponte incorporates touchscreen tablets and various storage compartments right on its tabletop.

On one end, a perfectly cut rectangular piece holds an iPad, while on the other end, a deeper hole was designed to hold decorative flower pots. The middle also features a removable piece for additional storage. The Bonsai Wood Version is a very cool and naturalistic table, fitted for the techie geek who enjoys nature.

Implications - Modern consumers carry a wide range of interests and are attracted to products that accommodate a variety of the needs and desires in their lives. Businesses can appeal to the large market of young buyers with environmental concerns who are also interested in design by creating items that reflect a combination of interests.
Trend Themes
1. Multifunctional Furniture - Opportunity for businesses to design and create furniture that incorporates technology and multiple functionalities to cater to the diverse needs of modern consumers.
2. Nature-inspired Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity lies in developing products that combine sleek technology with organic elements, appealing to young buyers who are environmentally conscious and appreciate natural aesthetics.
3. Tech-incorporated Home Decor - Chance for businesses to tap into the market of tech-savvy consumers who seek furniture and decor items that seamlessly integrate technology, providing both functionality and style.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - Furniture industry can explore integrating touchscreen tablets and storage compartments into their designs, creating innovative and practical pieces for modern homes.
2. Interior Design - Interior design industry can embrace the trend of nature-inspired, tech-incorporated furniture, offering unique and visually appealing solutions for clients who value both aesthetics and functionality.
3. Technology - Opportunity for technology companies to collaborate with furniture manufacturers, providing expertise in touchscreen technology and connectivity to create interactive and smart furniture pieces.
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