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White Stalactite Surfaces

The Mesa Andes Table Features an Inverted Mountain Range

— February 4, 2014 — Art & Design
Many designers are content to keep the flat top surface of tables consistently level on either side, but the creator of the Mesa Andes Table was not. Instead, Léa Rousse gave this piece significant dimension with an elaborately jagged texture on the bottom.

Inspired by the South American mountain range, the designer reduced the contours of the pointed hills to sharp geometric shapes of various widths and heights. Cut and carved from wood, the uneven modeled landscape thrusts downwards between the four long and slender metal legs. The result is an intriguing silhouette that one would not expect from a simple console. To reinforce this crisp, contemporary and abstract character, the Mesa Andes Table is finished in a white glossy paint that allows the observer to discern the complex shadows and overlapping arrangement of the jagged elements.
Trend Themes
1. Jagged Texture Design - Designers are creating jagged and uneven textures in furniture for added dimension and intrigue.
2. Geometric Landscape Inspiration - Mountain ranges are serving as inspiration for geometric and abstract designs in furniture.
3. Abstract Furniture Silhouettes - Furniture is taking on unexpected and intriguing silhouettes with the use of unconventional shapes and textures.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - The furniture industry can explore opportunities for incorporating jagged textures and geometric landscape inspiration into their designs to offer unique and innovative pieces.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can use abstract furniture silhouettes to add visual interest and focal points in their projects.
3. Home Decor - Home decor brands can incorporate geometric and abstract elements into their products, such as accents and decor, to offer trendy and modern options for consumers.
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