Robert Van Embricqs: Rising TablePosted: February 24, 2012
Out of function comes the intricately composed design of Van Embricqs’ Rising Table which stores flat and rises into its form. The result creates both flat and concave surfaces on the table top while leaving transparent its means of construction and conception. Made from a single piece of wood, the table maintains its material strength as it explores an evolved form.
From Van Embricqs: The origins of this design can be traced back to the rather 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, I felt it was of paramount importance that the source materials both dictated and guided the ultimate design, while ensuring practical appliance and usability. 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 wooden beams that function as the center of the construct.
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