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Industrial Ice Cap Side Tables

Glacier End Table is the Collision of Natural and Artificial Design

— September 3, 2012 — Art & Design
A lover of loosely organic design can still appreciate pieces of a more industrial persuasion. The Glacier End Table makes a powerful case.

From Gus* Modern, designer David Podsiadlo took formal inspiration from the monumental and majestic polar ice caps of northern Canada. A simplification of the shape to a beveled rectangular prism, the result is a minimalist block of metal with slightly sloping faces and a lengthy notch that's splintered out from one corner.

To mimic the aesthetic effect of frozen geographical features, the Glacier End Table exudes a diffusely reflective surface. Stainless steel of 16 gauge was used to sculpt the contemporary furnishing, boasting a constitution of 60% recycled material with additional respects paid to the planet.
Trend Themes
1. Organic Industrial Design - The Glacier End Table combines the natural and industrial design elements, paving the way for organic industrial design trends in furniture.
2. Minimalist Furniture - The beveled rectangular prism shape of the Glacier End Table represents a minimalist design trend in furniture.
3. Sustainable Materials - The use of 60% recycled stainless steel in the Glacier End Table highlights the trend of using sustainable materials in furniture manufacturing.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - The Glacier End Table showcases design innovations that can disrupt the furniture manufacturing industry by incorporating organic and minimalist elements.
2. Interior Design - The organic industrial design trend seen in the Glacier End Table opens up opportunities for interior designers to create unique and modern spaces.
3. Sustainability - The use of recycled materials in the Glacier End Table presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the sustainability industry in promoting eco-friendly furniture solutions.
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