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Architecture-Inspired Tables

The Kanban Industrial Side Table Takes Inspiration from Hong Kong

— January 12, 2016 — Art & Design
Taking inspiration from the industrial buildings in Hong Kong, the Kanban Industrial Side Table is an exercise in Brutalist design that's surprisingly suitable for a variety of different purposes and spaces.

Featuring a concrete base and a floating tabletop crafted from steel, the Kanban Industrial Side Table is rather stark in aesthetic, yet adds a certain level of texture and charm thanks to the raw materials used to create it.

Designed by Andrea Ponti, the Kanban Industrial Side Table is an example of a product with a backstory that helps encourage the familiarity of the piece of the owner.

As consumers look for ways to incorporate more personality into their living spaces with having to travel the world, we'll likely continue to see more pieces that take inspiration from unexpected sources.
Trend Themes
1. Industrial Design Furniture - The Kanban Industrial Side Table exemplifies the growing trend of furniture pieces with a Brutalist aesthetic.
2. Raw Materials - The use of concrete and steel in the design of the Kanban Industrial Side Table is part of a larger trend of incorporating raw, natural elements into furniture design.
3. Inspirational Sources - Consumers are increasingly drawn to products with a unique backstory or design inspiration, as exemplified by the Kanban Industrial Side Table.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - The furniture industry is ripe for disruption with the growth in popularity of industrial design and raw materials in furniture production.
2. Home Decor - A trend towards more unique and personal home design means there is an opportunity for decor companies to incorporate products with interesting design inspirations like the Kanban Industrial Side Table.
3. Architecture and Interior Design - Inspired by the Brutalist buildings of Hong Kong, the Kanban Industrial Side Table represents an intersection between the worlds of furniture design and architecture/interior design.
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