Arry Yu-Arry Table Multifunctional Table

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(Excerpt) Interview with ARRY YU : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. ARRY YU : From 2006 to 2009, I spent three years looking and searching for this very specific vision of a table I had in mind for my small apartment, where I lived alone. I did not want to just buy any table - because that would lock me in as I would not be able to hide or move that table once in place. I had to find the perfect table. I could picture this dream perfect table – but I could not find it anywhere in the world. I needed a table that 1) gave me the flexibility I needed to get the maximum benefit out of the limited space I have, 2) was easy for me to handle by myself without the aid of others, and 3) looked modern and visually appealing. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. ARRY YU : Because I could not find this perfect table anywhere in the world, I decided to design and build it myself. The table had to: 1) give me the flexibility I needed to get the maximum benefit out of the limited space I have, 2) be easy for me to handle by myself without the aid of others, and 3) look modern and be visually appealing. I wanted it to be flexible enough so I could put the table "away" when I wanted an open room, put the table easily in any location in the room I wanted, be able to elongate it without the need of anything technically complicated or leaflets. I wanted this table to be flexible, simple, yet sophisticated visually. Since I lived alone, I did not want to have to call a neighbor or someone to come over to help me - I needed something light weight, yet very sturdy. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. ARRY YU : My future plans are to continue building and selling the Arry Table designs, including expanding my line of available designs and products. I would love to see this table in every small space apartment, condo, hotel, office, and restaurant around the world - particularly the patent pending continuously extendible surface design feature. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. ARRY YU : Once I decided to build and design this table, it took me a few months to build the original design concept. I began the design process in August of 2009; I had a completed working prototype of the table by October 2009. The Arry Table has since, changed the way I live in my small apartment. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. ARRY YU : I designed it because I had a need, and because I did not want to settle for any table. I was looking for the perfect table. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. ARRY YU : No, this table is not being produced or used by any other company. The Arry Table is a patent-pending design and I am the only one building these tables. I am open to opportunities to partner with other brands and companies. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. ARRY YU : I designed it because I had a need, and because I did not want to settle for any table. I was looking for the perfect table. I did not want to be stuck with any table in my small home - and so I designed and built that perfect table. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. ARRY YU : I love mid-century modern designs, Frank Lloyd Wright, and designs by Herman Miller - so you can say those were influences in the design of my work. I love well constructed, simple and unique artistry - particularly socially conscious products that are green, environmentally safe, use recycled materials whenever possible, and are of quality materials. I've always been a big fan of mixed media - so the idea of using wood with metal felt right to me. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. ARRY YU : The target customer for this design is anyone who has limited space and wants far more flexibility than is currently available with the kinds of tables that are available today. For a restaurant, this means a table that normally seats 2 people can be made to seat 4 people with one very quick and easy movement. For an apartment or condominium, this means having a table that can be easily put away for ultimate open space, or a table that seats anywhere from a small group of 2-4 people to a large group of 6-10 people. In an office setting, this means one can have a table for a small group discussion that easily expands to be a full-sized conference table. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. ARRY YU : What sets this design apart from other tables is its patent-pending continuously extendible surface that allows you to literally extend the surface of the table by simply pulling out the sleeve. No leaflets are necessary. No complicated mechanical pieces are involved at all. The table can be extended, moved, and stored with one simple gliding motion by one person. .Frank Scott: How di.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with ARRY YU on Arry Table Multifunctional Table at ]

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