A new tablecloth creation by designer Kristine Bjaadal turns a moment of embarrassment into an artistic expression.
The tablecloth looks like a conventional white tablecloth with a subtle floral pattern until a liquid is spilled on it. When stained with something like red wine, the material absorbs the spillage and turns it into a pretty pattern of flowers or butterflies.
Called the Underfull (not sure why), the tablecloth allows a great collection of patterns. Different patterns will tell different stories. In the prototype, butterflies spead out over the woven floral pattern â€“ creating a layered image.
According to the 29-year-old designer, Kristine Bjaadal of Oslo, Norway, the cloth will never look horribly stained, and will actually improve in appearance with each spill. As she told the U.K.’s Daily Mail, â€˜It works with all kinds of liquids and the pattern will take the color of whatever is spilled.â€™
The tablecloth is still in prototype, Bjaadal says, so she’s not revealing much about how it works.
We’re not sure how well this would go over in so-called â€˜white tableclothâ€™ restaurants here in the USA. Could be a hit, who knows.
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