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Casual Slender Sideboards

TrayTable is Ideal for Lighthearted Decoration and Practical Purposes

— June 21, 2012 — Art & Design
There's an undoubted appeal to fancy furniture but there's something to be said for the practicality that comes with more casual pieces like this charming TrayTable. Height-wise it hits 110 centimeters, making it an idea surface for displaying vases of flowers, clocks and little sculptures but it's got a sweet contemporary appearance and an adaptability that make it much handier to have around.

Bao-Nghi Droste Design created this shallow side table with a narrow rectangular top and four splayed spindly wooden legs. Should the object be knocked, it has a raised perimeter to protect its contents from tumbling off. An additional elevated panel can also be placed on top to create a sliver of concealed storage in the TrayTable and to accommodate more items on top. A row of tiny pegs below the blue ledge enables you to hook both gadgets and garments for a tidier room.
Trend Themes
1. Casual Sideboards - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Develop sideboards with casual and contemporary designs that prioritize adaptability and practicality.
2. Shallow Furniture - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Create furniture with shallow designs that provide functional surfaces for displaying items while maintaining a compact footprint.
3. Concealed Storage Solutions - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Invent storage solutions with concealed compartments to optimize space and reduce clutter in rooms.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Explore new manufacturing techniques and materials to create casual sideboards and shallow furniture with enhanced functionality.
2. Home Decor - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Develop innovative home decor products that combine practicality and contemporary aesthetics, such as shallow furniture with concealed storage compartments.
3. Retail and E-commerce - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Introduce casual sideboards and shallow furniture to the market through online platforms and innovative retail experiences.
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