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Sinking Side Tables

Robert Van Embricqs Designs Furniture That Pops Out of a Flat Surface

— June 26, 2012 — Art & Design
The Rising Side table is the latest design from the fascinating Dutch designer Robert Van Embricqs.

The side table is made to rest in two forms: a standing table and a flat rectangular board. When the table is needed, it can be propped up and turned into a table. Embricqs' clever design allows users to choose between the option of having a table or storing it away when space is needed.

The Rising Side table is connected with strategically placed incisions to one piece of wood. It makes for a simplistic, yet vibrant beauty with its own shape and coiling structure. It can be used as a great accent against other heavy and non-texturized pieces and its bright veneer color will stand out.

Trend Themes
1. Modular Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Expanding the concept of multifunctional furniture with customizable modules that can be easily rearranged to suit different needs and spaces.
2. Space-saving Solutions - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing furniture that can be easily transformed or stored away to optimize limited living spaces.
3. Sustainable Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating furniture using eco-friendly materials and production techniques to appeal to environmentally-conscious consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating innovative designs and functionalities into furniture to meet the evolving demands of consumers.
2. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introducing unique and space-efficient furniture options to enhance the overall design and functionality of living spaces.
3. Home Decor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Offering visually striking and versatile furniture pieces to cater to the growing demand for aesthetically pleasing and functional home decor.
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