The newest addition to the Robert van Embricqs Rising Collection is the Rising Shell. Following the same principle as the rising tables and chair, the shell is made from a flat piece of wood, cut into thin stripes following a certain pattern. The wood pieces are being held together by rubber bands, which are incorporated between two layers of wood, creating a nice contrast between the two, when the shell is raised, it allows the flat surface to change it’s shape into a three-dimensional piece.
“Combining functionality with art” is the idea behind every piece Robert has designed. The Rising Shell provides a useful storage – a bowl for fruits or other items, when needed. In its original form it perfectly fits into a special niche cut into the table, and when it’s opened it“rises up like a budding flower”. The Dutch designer has a special manner of providing each of his designs with a minimalist approach and an elegant structure, making them irresistible.
By Cristina Juc