Robert Van Embricqs has designed a Rising table. The concept of a Rising table is part of the Rising…furniture formula which can found its roots in the Rising chair. This means that once more, the source of this design can be traced back to the rather simple idea of starting with a flat surface that is capable of changing become a piece of stylishly designed furniture.
Using natural design concepts for inspiration, the designer learn the various ways in which transformations happen in nature without the cumbersome involvement of man. This inspired the incision pattern in the flat surface of the wood that resulted becomes the creation of a latticework of ‘woven’ wooden beams that made up the center of the table. By emphasizing nature’s logic, a seemingly random collection of wooden beams organically combined to shape the figuratively beating heart a Rising table.
A Rising table neglects a cliches idea that a table is little more than a flat surface that is held up by four separate legs. The result is a surprising, a mixture of fluid design that blends the multifaceted tabletop with the latticework of wooden beams that function as the center of the construct, with a sprouts four wooden beams that keep up the whole construct. [Via]