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Fruit-Inspired Side Tables

This Quirky Table is Inspired by the Shape of a Banana Peel

— December 21, 2015 — Art & Design
Florida-based designer Craig Monroe recently crafted a beautiful side table that is inspired by the shape of a banana peel. When it comes to furniture design, inspiration can come from nearly anywhere. For Monroe, even something as simple as a piece of fruit can spark an idea.

The 'Banana Table' is a stylish piece of furniture that resembles the shape of a banana peel. Monroe came up with the design after experimenting with different 3D modeling techniques. The result is a side table with dramatic curves and an asymmetrical silhouette. To mimic the color of a banana, Monroe used six different pieces of Peruvian walnut. Finally, the edges of the banana peel are represented by a glass tabletop that is sandwiched between two wooden rings.

The unusual table demonstrates that modern inspiration can come from the most ordinary places.
Trend Themes
1. Fruit-inspired Furniture - Designing furniture inspired by the shapes and colors of fruits opens up opportunities for unique and playful aesthetics.
2. 3D Modeling in Furniture Design - Exploring 3D modeling techniques in furniture design allows for the creation of dramatic curves and asymmetrical silhouettes.
3. Unconventional Material Combinations - Using unconventional materials, like combining wood and glass, in furniture design can result in visually striking and innovative pieces.
Industry Implications
1. Home Furniture - The home furniture industry can explore incorporating fruit-inspired designs and unconventional material combinations to offer unique and eye-catching pieces.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can leverage fruit-inspired furniture and 3D modeling techniques to create engaging and conversation-starting spaces.
3. Artisanal Woodworking - Artisanal woodworking businesses can experiment with creating furniture with dramatic curves and asymmetrical silhouettes using 3D modeling techniques.
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