Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 470,102 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,267 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 313,773 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,267 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 313,773 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,212 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 470,102 cutting edge ideas.

Rock-Bottom Furnishings

The Piedras Tables Stay Balanced Because of Stones Upon Their Bases

— February 14, 2014 — Art & Design
Liliana Ovalle is fascinated with the properties of nature's objects and these Piedras Tables demonstrate her particular interest in the qualities of rocks. The designer has created a few unusual pieces that employ the usefulness of stones' shapes and weights with the Piedra Roja and the Piedra Azul exploring the strength of stability.

The Roja has a round tabletop of elm wood and the Azul has a rectangular one. Both side tables are supported by metal stands that splay into two feet, with the frame of the former finished in red paint and the latter coated in blue. If you look at the individual Piedras Tables, you may note that they look precarious. It's the integration of carved soapstones that guarantees their steadiness.
Trend Themes
1. Nature-inspired Furniture - Designing furniture using natural elements such as stones can create unique and unconventional pieces appealing to eco-conscious consumers.
2. Sustainable Design - Incorporating sustainable and biodegradable materials like stone can create a more environmentally friendly product line and appeal to socially conscious consumers.
3. Stability-inspired Design - Using elements of stability as a basis for design can create more functional and visually appealing products that perform well in unpredictable environments.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Designers can use this trend to create unique, eco-friendly furniture pieces that appeal to the modern consumer base.
2. Home Decor - Home decor companies can use this trend to create eco-friendly and sustainable products for use in interior design.
3. Green Building - Building and construction companies can use this trend to create eco-friendly and sustainable buildings by using natural elements such as stone in their designs.
5.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness