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Rigid Drapery Tables

The Silk Coffee Table Expresses a Frozen Fluid Delicacy as Dynamic Design

— June 20, 2012 — Art & Design
The Silk Coffee Table reminds us that this sort of object becomes the centerpiece in a room. But few put on as fabulous a show as this stunning sculptural item.

Alessandro di Prisco used a single sheet of Corian, measuring 1 meter by 1 meter, to produce this piece of furniture. It required no additional components as legs, no supplementary parts in general and therefore no hardware or assembly. The material was thermoformed to distort its original flatness, sagging in four places around its perimeter to provide steady footings and an elevated surface.

Part art and part practical furnishing object, the Silk Coffee Table has a rigidity fit to hold drinks and books, a softness of shape that can relate to surrounding sofas, and a visual allure that satisfies the decorative quota for a living room.
Trend Themes
1. Minimalist Furniture - The trend of minimalist furniture focuses on sleek and simple designs, offering opportunities for innovative and functional pieces like the Silk Coffee Table.
2. Sculptural Home Decor - Sculptural home decor is gaining popularity, presenting disruptive innovation opportunities for furniture that combines artistry and functionality, like the Silk Coffee Table.
3. Sustainable Materials - The growing interest in sustainable materials opens up opportunities for furniture made from eco-friendly materials and processes, such as the Silk Coffee Table made from a single sheet of Corian.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - The interior design industry can utilize the trend of minimalist furniture to create innovative and visually appealing pieces like the Silk Coffee Table.
2. Art and Home Decor - The art and home decor industry can tap into the trend of sculptural home decor by producing unique and artistic furniture pieces like the Silk Coffee Table.
3. Sustainable Furniture - The sustainable furniture industry can incorporate eco-friendly materials and processes, like the Silk Coffee Table made from Corian, to meet the growing demand for environmentally conscious products.
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