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Formal Hat Furnishings

The Tophat Stool Has a Sophisticated Design With Unexpected Versatility

— October 14, 2013 — Art & Design
The Tophat Stool might first strike you as a rather simple piece of furniture; however, its flexibility really demonstrates the cleverness of its design. The fairly minimalist seating object comprises a concrete base, a neck and a cap that looks like a top hat, and these can be fit together to produce a range of different furnishings.

The best way to use it as a stool would be to choose the neck with the squared lid and to slide that onto the heavy pedestal. Should you prefer a multi-seater, you may opt for an elongated cap and two bases to form a bench of Dave Pickett's design. If storage space is what you need, stack these paired Tophat Stools together and you'll have yourself a shelf.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Furniture - The Tophat Stool's flexible design allows for the creation of multiple furniture pieces from a single set, presenting an opportunity for modular furniture.
2. Multi-functional Design - The Tophat Stool's ability to transform from a stool to a bench or shelf showcases the advantages of multi-functional design, offering potential for innovation in versatile furniture designs.
3. Minimalist Aesthetic - The Tophat Stool's simple, elegant design exhibits the beauty and appeal of minimalist aesthetics, presenting opportunities for innovation in minimalistic home decor and furniture.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - The Tophat Stool presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in furniture design, with a focus on modular, multi-functional and minimalist design concepts.
2. Home Decor - The Tophat Stool's sleek and versatile design offers opportunities for innovation in minimalist home decor, where multi-functional and modular designs are highly sought after.
3. Interior Design - The Tophat Stool's flexible design can be used to create unique and dynamic interiors, presenting opportunities for innovation in interior design with an emphasis on modular and multi-functional furniture.
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