All posts tagged: tables

Float Table by Rock Paper Robot

The woman behind the innovative furnishings company RockPaperRobot (RPR) might be as fascinating as her designs. A trained roboticist with an Engineer’s and Master’s degree from MIT, Jessica Banks was in the Humanoid Robotics Group within the university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. She left graduate school just shy of her Ph.D. to teach about distributed power systems in MIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and also holds a B.S. in General Physics from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in Creative Writing. And when you think she couldn’t be any cooler, you find out that she used to be Al Franken’s personal assistant. New from RPR is the Float Table, a magical Rubik’s Cube-like structure that elastically deforms and stabilizes when force is applied. The handcrafted table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables. Float is available in a variety of woods and finishes as 38″ x 18.5″ x 18.5″ coffee table, a 18.5″ x 18.5″ side table, and in custom sizes. Shelving is …

Winnie the Pooh Tables for Disney by Nendo

The Japanese design firm Nendo has designed a new table collection based on Winnie the Pooh and friends exclusively for Walt Disney Japan. In a nod to Pooh’s home in the Hundred Acre Wood, the tables are made of natural maple and come in sizes and silhouettes that recall characters including Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Piglet. Colored knit bands cover different parts of the tables to subtly suggest specific traits of the characters. The Eeyore table, for example, has a a gray band and sloped edge to indicate his perpetually depressed attitude, while the three-legged Tigger table has a central foot covered in a knit orange edge to indicate that lovable (and sometimes annoying) character’s bouncy tail. Pooh’s coffee table has a burgundy shelf that resemble the too-small shirt that he infamously wears sans pants. All images © Disney