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Post and Beam Furniture

The Ponte Table by Strala Boasts a Striking Architectural Base

— September 25, 2012 — Art & Design
The Ponte Table looks like it took some cues from the classic post and beam style of older building structures. The striking base is completely made out of wood. But instead of the common simple legs that people are used to seeing, the Ponte Table boasts sharply angled supports that are stunningly sculptural in an architectural way.

Designed by Strala, a studio based in Zurich, Switzerland, the Ponte Table features solid oak beneath a glass tabletop. Despite the detail of the base, the Ponte Table has an overall minimalist aesthetic that will allow it to complement just about any existing home decor, be it traditional or modern. Put together with only six screws, it is easily assembled and disassembled for portability.
Trend Themes
1. Post and Beam Inspired Furniture - There is an opportunity to design furniture pieces that borrow elements of post and beam construction, like sharp angled supports, to create striking and sculptural pieces.
2. Sculptural Furniture Bases - Designing sculptural, architectural-inspired furniture bases out of natural materials like wood could become a trend for those looking to add a touch of unique, eye-catching design to their homes or businesses.
3. Minimalist Furniture Aesthetics - As more consumers look to simplify their living spaces, furniture designs that feature minimalist aesthetics may continue to grow in popularity, particularly when paired with unique design details like the Ponte Table's sculptural base.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Furniture designers can take inspiration from post and beam construction to create unique and stylish pieces like the Ponte Table, that combine function with aesthetic beauty.
2. Home Decor - Decor companies can highlight sculptural furniture like the Ponte Table as a statement piece in home decor by showcasing how these unique pieces can add to the overall aesthetics of any space.
3. Interior Design - Interior designers can pull from the trend of minimalist furniture aesthetics and contrast them with bold, sculptural pieces like the Ponte Table to give rooms a statement piece that accents the rest of the decor.
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