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Sliced-Off Furniture

The CUTLINE Collection Balances Between the Hidden and Visible

— March 25, 2012 — Art & Design
Each piece in the CUTLINE Collection looks like it has had a chunk sliced clean off. Instead of being handicapped in any way, this detail improves the function of each. For some, it exposes the shelving underneath as well as the objects rested on them. For others, it provides more surface space. In general, the sliced off parts give the collection a dual personality that balances between what is hidden and visible.

Designed by Alessandro Busana, the CUTLINE Collection is predominantly minimalist aside from its quirky dissection. Made out of wood that has been painted a light gray, the radical cuts expose the natural grain. The CUTLINE Collection is comprised of varying sized cabinets and a table.
Trend Themes
1. Minimalist Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop minimalist furniture designs that incorporate quirky and functional details, creating a unique aesthetic appeal.
2. Visible and Hidden Elements - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create products with dual personalities, showcasing both visible and hidden elements, to enhance functionality and intrigue consumers.
3. Natural Material Showcasing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize natural materials in design, such as wood with exposed natural grain, to create visually striking furniture pieces that highlight the beauty of the materials.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to incorporate unconventional design elements into furniture pieces, offering customers unique and functional options in home decor.
2. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embrace the concept of visible and hidden elements in interior design, utilizing furniture pieces that add intrigue and personality to spaces.
3. Craftsmanship - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine traditional craftsmanship with unconventional design techniques to create furniture collections that showcase both skill and creativity.
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