Robert van Embricqs has designed furniture that "rises" above the rest.
From his website:
"The foundation of any chair is the flat surface you'll eventually sit down on. Using this notion as a starting point, I made several cuts in the flat surface and pulled up the different beam-like strands of cut surface. This created the preliminary but already distinct features of any chair: back, seat and legs. The rhythm of the wooden beams gives the chair an organic shape." Taking this idea further, he also designed a table that unfolds with more beauty than the average folding table.