Date:September 22, 2020

This Modern Table Inspired By Nature Mimics The Sound Of A Beetle

A unique coffee table can be an effective focal point for any living space. When you are able to choose one that is well crafted, it can even inspire the decor around it to a high level. This new coffee table creation is made to look and move like a beetle, as it has wings on the sides of it that extend out to further your surface area on the table if needed. It’s not only a beautiful piece of furniture design, but it’s also quite functional for when you need just a little bit of extra space.

The unique beetle inspired coffee table with wings was designed and created by furniture and interior designer Radhika Dhumal. The winged coffee table is named Elytra, from the plural noun Elytron, which is the “hardened fore-wing of certain insect orders, notably beetles”.

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 The table features a beetle-inspired design that is achieved using wood materials…

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

…and is capable of being expanded when desired to offer additional storage space on the top.

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Elytra winged table has been designed in a way that provides the user with easy access to the tabletop due to its non-static nature. This furniture piece mimics the structure of the biological model, it’s definitely an interactive table that would become a perfect conversation starter over a cup of tea or coffee.

Radhika was awarded the EDIDA Award 2019 in the Student of the Year category for her design on the extending winged coffee table

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Radhika is currently pursuing her Master’s degree from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad India. She further explains the design of her unique coffee table below:

“A coffee table, inspired from the movement of the wings (elytra) of the beetle. Whenever the need for extra space arises, one wing of the table can be opened which simultaneously opens the other wing. ‘Elytra’ is designed in a way that allows the user easy access to the tabletop because of its non-static nature. A biomimetic, dynamic furniture piece that is an interactive table that intrigues the user and is a perfect conversation starter over a cup of coffee!”

The designer says that the wooden texture was “an absolute delight to work with”.

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Radhika’s Elytra table has even won her a three-week scholarship in the Istituto Marangoni fashion and design school in Milan! Sadly, even though most of us would love to have such a unique piece of furniture in our homes, it doesn’t look like the Elytra table is up for sale.

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Radhika even shared her concept sketches

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

Designer: Radhika Dhumal

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