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Doc Slot Side Tables

The Little Ben Coffee Table Accommodates Mugs and Magazines

— August 30, 2011 — Art & Design
Despite the variety of functions associated with side tables, they must remain small by definition. In order to maximize the capacity of the compact piece of furniture, the Little Ben Coffee Table was conceived.

The Studio Dreimann design was influenced by the form of the traditional English surface, fit to stand adjacent to a wingback chair. However, with the slender tripod pedestal and the modest circular top, there is a limit to the ways in which a user and his possessions can interact with such an object.

The solution was to carve a slot into the plinth of the beechwood piece, large enough to allow magazines, newspapers and novels to be wedged inside. With all reading material kept neatly in the base of the Little Ben Coffee Table, the surface is better suited to accommodate teacups and table lamps.
Trend Themes
1. Maximized Capacity Furniture - Opportunity for furniture designers to create compact pieces with added features to optimize space.
2. Multi-functional Furniture - Designs that serve multiple purposes specifically important in small living spaces.
3. Hidden Storage Design - Incorporating storage into the design of furniture allows for a decluttered living space and easy access to possessions.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Designers can innovate by creating small pieces that provide more features and functionality to optimize small living spaces.
2. Home Decor - As home sizes decrease, more efficient and innovative furniture pieces will be in high demand for practical and stylish living.
3. Interior Design - Multi-functional and space-saving furniture designs will be crucial to small living spaces and traveling homes like RVs and tiny houses.
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