This Unique Table Called ‘Elytra’ Was Inspired By The Wings Of A Beetle

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Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra

Living in a peaceful place gives you an inspiring idea. Space-saving solutions are one of an innovation which makes life easier. Furniture is a critical element of a house that attracts visitors. Interior designer Radhika Dhumal created a beetle-inspired table that looks like a bee.

This coffee table has two wings as same as the way beetle has. Though the beetle has wings, it can’t fly because it’s made with glasses. These wings can foldable and similarly to an insect with elytra as it’s about to fly off. “The idea of the beetle table emerged after a lot of doodles and scribbles. It was an intuitive click that made me go ahead with this natural form with a dynamic touch,” said Radhika Dhumal. 

If you’re looking for inspiration for your furniture designs, then look no further than nature itself

Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal

Furniture Designer Radhika Dhumal recently came out with a beetle-inspired coffee table

Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal
Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal

“As the table has a sense of dynamism, the actual challenge was to make sure the movement was smooth and surprised the user. As a designer, I intended to make the table interactive and wanted to bring out the fun element.  I truly believe that a good design has the power to enhance emotions or the mood, and I want to believe that as designers, we have that power and should make the best of it,” explained Dhumal.

Specifically, it’s a coffee table that can double its surface area by expanding its glass-inlay “wings”

Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal
Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal

It took around a month for Radhika to craft it from scratch with the help of some skilled professionals

Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal
Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal

“As a designer, I intended to make the table interactive and wanted to bring out the fun element”

Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal
Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal

Radhika said she got the idea by brainstorming with sketches until she noticed that they look like bugs

Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal
Beetle Coffee table made by Radhika Dhumal Elytra
Image credits: Radhika Dhumal

She was awarded for this innovation called the Elle Deco International Design Award for the category of Student of the Year. Doesn’t she deserve it?

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