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Adaptable Eco Furnishings

The Clever and Convenient Coffee Set Functions as Both Stool and Table

— March 28, 2013 — Eco
With so many brilliant design ideas out there, it almost seems a waste to purchase a piece of furniture that only serves one purpose -- unless it performs exceptionally well. The Coffee Set by Stefano Merlo is a wonderful example of a versatile object that can accommodate the placement of items, as well as support a sitter.

The 100% recyclable cork component can act as a simple stool all on its own. Alternatively, a metal ring can be easily installed on top of it to expand its horizontal surface. With the broader circle attached, the piece becomes a side table, working particularly well as a coffee table. The bark-derived material is left exposed in the middle of the Coffee Set, absorbing the heat of a teapot or a kettle like a built-in trivet.
Trend Themes
1. Adaptable Furnishings - The trend of creating multi-functional pieces of furniture that are versatile and can serve multiple purposes to fit various needs and preferences.
2. Eco-friendly Design - The trend of incorporating eco-friendly materials and recyclable elements into designs to reduce the environmental impact of products.
3. Minimalist Aesthetic - The trend of creating furniture pieces with simple and clean design, with limited ornamentation and a focus on functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - The furniture industry can utilize the concepts of adaptable furnishings, eco-friendly design and minimalist aesthetic to cater to the needs of consumers who value flexibility, sustainability and elegant simplicity.
2. Interior Design - The interior design industry can incorporate Adaptable Furnishings, Eco-Friendly Design, and Minimalist Aesthetic trends in creating functional and beautiful living spaces that are sustainable and customizable to fit clients' unique lifestyles and preferences.
3. Hospitality - The hospitality industry can adopt Adaptable Furnishings, Eco-Friendly Design and Minimalist Aesthetic to create sleek, minimal-looking spaces that can accommodate various needs, providing comfort and convenience for guests while reducing overall environmental impact.
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