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Saddled Bar Stools

The Werkkruk is Modeled After Classic Bicycle Seats

— January 10, 2011 — Art & Design
It’s always great to see products that bring the old with the new, which is why the ‘Werkkruk’ is so appealing.

The ‘Werkkruk’ was designed by Danish designers Sjoerd Vroonland, laas Kuiken and Yvette Jacobs, who were inspired by old bicycle saddles produced in the 19th century. The seats are made out of leather with a spring beneath, mimicking classical bike designs. Some of the building process of the 'Werkkruk' can be viewed in the gallery above.
Trend Themes
1. Vintage-inspired Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create modern products with a nostalgic twist to appeal to consumers seeking a blend of old and new.
2. Functional Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design furniture that not only looks stylish but also serves a practical purpose, catering to the needs of modern consumers.
3. Preserving Traditional Craftsmanship - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine traditional crafting techniques with contemporary materials and technology for unique and high-quality products.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore ways to incorporate unconventional materials or design elements into furniture to create visually striking and innovative pieces.
2. Home Decor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop home decor items that merge functionality with aesthetics, offering consumers versatile and stylish options for interior design.
3. Artisanal Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize traditional craft techniques in combination with modern manufacturing processes to produce unique and customizable products.
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