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Minimalist Metal Furniture

Fort Standard Unveiled a New Collection of Easy-to-Assemble Furniture

— May 12, 2017 — Art & Design
Fort Standard has just released its new line of easy-to-assemble minimalist metal furniture. The Strata Collection, which features a coffee table, a side table and a low shelf, was designed as part of Fort Standard's 'Moments of Discovery' exhibition at the New York design store, Colony.

Having celebrated heavier elements like stone and marble in previous collections, The Strata experimented with machining metal to create furniture that is both practical and lightweight. The pieces are made with metal rods that slot together for easy assembly. The tops of the pieces feature smoothed surfaces made with thin milled metal plates.

The easy-to-assemble furniture was designed in response to New York's hard to access apartments. The design appeals to young, urban millennials and speaks to a do-it-yourself culture of consumers who value convenience, function and style.
Trend Themes
1. Easy-to-assemble Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a line of furniture that is designed for easy assembly, targeting urban consumers who value convenience and functionality in their living spaces.
2. Minimalist Metal Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a collection of minimalist metal furniture that combines practicality and lightweight design, appealing to consumers who prefer a sleek and modern aesthetic.
3. Machining Metal for Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the use of machining techniques to create furniture that showcases innovative metal designs, attracting customers looking for unique and stylish home decor.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate easy assembly features into furniture manufacturing processes, streamlining production and providing customers with convenient and hassle-free furniture solutions.
2. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Emphasize minimalist metal furniture in interior design projects, catering to clients who desire a contemporary and minimalist aesthetic in their homes or offices.
3. Home Improvement Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Offer a comprehensive range of easy-to-assemble furniture options to urban customers, providing a convenient and accessible solution for furnishing their living spaces.
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