Rising furniture

@SaloneSatellite 2013 Netherlands

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In his research, Van Embricqs became fascinated by the esthetically pleasing, yet intricate complexity of the natural form. Finding inspiration for his designs in bone structure, plant life and movement, one question remained ever present: ‘to what degree is the object you're creating capable of dictating its own design?’ This led him to develop a minimalistic design approach that can best be described as a collaboration between designer and his material. Van Embricqs always starts out by making small incisions in a flat surface, then sits back to watch and study the otherwise rigid wood’s reaction to the new shape it is able to assume. An important aspect of his design process is Van Embricqs’ conscious focus on marrying functionality with an esthetically pleasing look. Too often, flexible furniture is designed with only practicality in mind, resulting in some rather unappealing final products. What sets apart the Rising Furniture line, is the fact the products always revert to their base form. Whether it is the Rising Chair, Table, Side-Table or Stool, at the end of the day they all return to the flat, wooden surface material they originated from. Ever ready to rise again.
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    In his research, Van Embricqs became fascinated by the esthetically pleasing, yet intricate complexity of the natural form. Finding inspiration for his designs in bone structure, plant life and movement, one question remained ever present: ‘to what degree is the object you're creating capable of dictating its own design?’ This led him to develop a minimalistic design approach that can best be described as a collaboration between designer and his material. Van Embricqs always starts out by...

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