Whether or not you subscribe to the theories of energy flow and the way that it influences how spaces should be furnished, it might feel wrong to position the EastWest Type Tables at random. Designer Matt Innes used hardwood plywood to construct a pair of three-dimensional Japanese characters that function as furniture and literally stand for a cardinal direction each.
You might want to work the nishi coffee table towards the western side of a room and give the higashi a home to the eastern side. It's quite easy to establish this arrangement if you've already set up your bed or your couch so that you face the north and south axis. Stack the EastWest Type Tables for a very different piece that instantly spells out "wider world."
The EastWest Type Tables Suggest a Specific Arrangement in the Room
1. Energy Flow in Spaces - Exploring the influence of energy flow on space design and how it can inform furniture placement.
2. Japanese-inspired Furniture - Designing furniture inspired by Japanese culture and incorporating symbolic elements.
3. Multifunctional Pieces - Creating furniture that serves multiple purposes and adds a unique touch to a room.
1. Interior Design - A disruptive innovation opportunity lies in offering interior design services that utilize energy flow principles and incorporate Japanese-inspired furniture.
2. Furniture Manufacturing - Opportunities for creating and marketing Japanese-inspired furniture that incorporates symbolic elements and multifunctionality.
3. Home Decor - Developing products that cater to the growing demand for unique furniture pieces that enhance energy flow and align with specific design philosophies.