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The Rising Table is part of the Rising furniture formula. This means that once again, the origins of this design can be traced back to the relatively simple idea of starting with a flat surface that is capable of transforming into a piece of stylishly designed furniture. In designing the Rising Table it was of paramount importance that the source materials both dictated and guided the ultimate design while ensuring practical appliance and usability.
During the design process, it was important to stick as close to nature as possible. Using natural design concepts for inspiration, various ways in which transformation was studied without the cumbersome involvement of man. This inspired the incision pattern in the flat surface of the wood that resulted in the creation of a latticework of ‘woven’ bamboo beams that make up the center of the table. By emphasizing nature’s logic, a seemingly random collection of bamboo beams organically merges to form the figuratively beating heart of the Rising Table.
Functionality and shape
A conscious choice for functionality in design doesn’t necessarily mean one has to be burdened by conformity, let alone predictability. The Rising Table ignores the cliched notion that a table is little more than a flat surface that is held up by four separate legs. The result is a surprising mixture of fluid design that blends the multifaceted tabletop with the latticework of bamboo beams that function as the center of the construction. From there, the table sprouts four bamboo beams that hold up the entire construction. This design approach rid itself of every single predictable feature when one imagines a table. This proves the Rising Table isn’t merely an eye-catcher when it comes to design, it can also hold its own as a functional piece of furniture, albeit with a twist.
THE RISING FURNITURE FEATURED IN THE NETFLIX MOVIE BIG BUG!
MADE BY JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET
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