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Sculpturally Flapping Furniture

The Coffee Table by Sandro Lopez Looks Like It Will Take Flight

— April 29, 2014 — Art & Design
The base of the Coffee Table by Sandro Lopez, a designer currently based in Milan, Italy, could be likened to the wings of a butterfly. Although it looks to be in mid-flap, the dynamics of the movement is slightly off. Even with this is mind, it is hard not to appreciate the minimal and sculptural qualities behind the design.

Made out of wood, either beech or oak, and topped with a rounded glass surface, the Coffee Table by Sandro Lopez could fit into virtually any living or work space with ease. Carefully grounded on three points, the furniture piece has a lightness about it that really drives in the flighty feel of the design. It is available in cream, dark brown and natural wood finishings.
Trend Themes
1. Sculptural Furniture - Designers can explore the creation of furniture pieces that have a sculptural feel and aesthetic.
2. Organic Shapes - Designers can experiment with organic shapes to create furniture pieces that have a natural, wholesome feel.
3. Lightweight Designs - Designers can create furniture pieces that have a lightness about them to emphasize a flighty, airy feel.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Furniture manufacturers can look to create pieces that are not only functional but also serve as pieces of art.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate sculptural pieces into their projects to add an interesting visual element to the space.
3. Artisanal Furniture - Artisanal furniture makers can create custom pieces that are sculptural in nature and appeal to buyers looking for unique and one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.
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