Rising Table is part of the Rising Furniture design from Robert Van Embricqs, an architectural designer, which basically features simple yet innovative idea to transform a flat surface into stylish and functional furniture. During the design process, this designer has decided to use only materials that both dictated and guided the ultimate design while still provide practical appliance and usability.
This designer has done extensive research to ensure the transformation takes place in nature without heavily relying on man, therefore, he has to develop special patter on the flat surface of the wood. Inspired by natural design concepts, the pattern creates unique woven wooden beams at the center of the table.
Designer : Robert van Embricqs
Text from Robert:
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 wooden beams that function as the center of the construct. From there, the table sprouts four wooden beams that hold up the entire construct.
Not only does this design approach rid itself of every single predictable feature when one imagines a table, it also emphasizes that the Rising Table is indeed made from a single piece of wood.
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.