Glass table top levitating with the help of balloons

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 23 January 2014

Wow, wow. We loved Chris Duffy’s swing table and wolf shadow chair, but nothing prepared us for the cleverness of this table that looks like the table top is being lifted by helium balloons.

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The Pinwheel Table by designer Onur Ozkaya

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By Onur Ozkaya in New Design on Thursday 11 July 2013

The Pinwheel Table has been developed using a non-periodic tiling technique that is known to produce triangular tiles that appear in infinitely diverse orientations. Designed by London-based industrial designer Onur Ozkaya and manufactured by Turkish marble supplier, Anta Ltd, the Pinwheel Table is part of a proposed set of residential furniture that has different configurable […]

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Household editions of Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Belgian’s Studio Job took two of the world’s great architectural marvels, the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal, and turned them into patinated bronze household objects. So that’s how the Eiffel Tower became a slouchy lamp and the Taj Mahal got inverted and turned into a table. Both are pretty cool.

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The most useless dining table ever?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Italian artist Silvano Rubino, who does set and costume design for theatrical and dance performances, also creates contemporary art with glass. We really dig this one he did of a dining table with clear glass and steel called Addizione Sottrattiva (Subtraction Addition) — so named for the gaping holes it has where the plates and […]

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The Baguette Table: made from stale baguettes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 22 February 2013

Created by Gosia and Tomek Rygalik at the Vienna Design Week Laboratory, the baguette table was made using loads of stale baguettes that were supposed to be thrown away. That’s a lot of bread. Which fits the statement that half the population of Gaza could be fed by all the food that goes to waste […]

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Swing table lets you feed your inner child during mealtime

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 5 February 2013

How fun! Designed by Christopher Duffy, the swing table has a central GEO lampshade suspended over it, with eight chairs that dangle from the top like swings. Just be careful not to swing so hard you’ll hit your gut.

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Lock: a beautiful dinner table made from bamboo

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By J.P.Meulendijks in New Design on Wednesday 30 January 2013

Dinner table LOCK is designed from the qualities, possibilities and characteristics of its highly sustainable material: bamboo. The frame is built up from layers of flexible bamboo, while the shape is formed by the bamboo’s natural bending curve. The layers of bamboo curve through each other and entwine, locking each other in place. The end result is a mix of nature and mathematics, of possible and impossible: a super strong masculine dynamic shape that looks different watched from different viewing points.

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High End table by Sigurd Larsen

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Berlin-based designer and architect Sigurd Larsen designs thoughtful furniture with clean-cut silhouettes. The High End Table, which he originally created as an art piece for a Berlin Mitte window display, has a high end that is symbolic of power play and how we communicate within a hierarchy.

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Alfred Coffee Table, inspired by waiter holding a tray

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By Nooschi in New Design on Tuesday 1 January 2013

Smart design hardly goes unnoticed. This Alfred Coffee Table, designed by Italian designer Giorgio Bonaguro, is an elegant table inspired by a waiter’s five fingers when holding a tray. It’s five legs, all with different dimensions and in different positions, delicately balance a round table top that represents the tray a waiter holds.

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A table that folds out like a map

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 17 December 2012

I chanced upon Swedish designers Sigrid Stromgren’s and Sanna Lindström’s collaborative work, the Grand Central Table, in an old copy of InDesign magazine the other day. Folded into its most compact state, the piece of work takes up very little space. But then it opens up — just like the foldout map of New York that inspired it — to make a pretty cool table. Has to be seen to be believed.

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Smart coffee tables are coming soon

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 27 November 2012

If you’re just not satisfied with the size of your iPad, maybe it’s time to upgrade to a touchscreen tablet the size of your coffee table. Microsoft PixelSense technology will replace traditional board games and card games, and your smart-coffee table make your living room the the envy of all your neighbors. These intelligent tables aren’t quite ready for the market yet, but you’ll be able to set your coffee mug on a giant touchscreen soon.

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Liquid Glacial table will hold on to your coffee mug

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 30 October 2012

London-based architect Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial table is an icy wonder made of clear polished plexiglas. Boy, does it look amazing, rising from the ground to hold up whatever you might care to entrust its watery limbs with.

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Tables made from 250-year-old wood

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By Lee Lemon in New Design on Wednesday 15 August 2012

The BARBAROSSA table is made out of reclaimed oak, coming from demolished German half-timbered houses. It’s guaranteed to be over 250 year-old wood. It could even be 400 years old. Holes, cracks and fill-ups are included. Every top is different and treated with oil. The base is solid steel, waxed against corrosion. Designed and manufactured by […]

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Retractable lights studio table

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By Anastasia Gerali in New Products on Monday 8 November 2010

This functional studio or conference table is designed by the Cyprus-based interior architect studio, Ais Design Studio. The table features retractable lights on a central doc, which closes when the lights are lowered. Half or all of the lights can be lowered at any time.

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Roar and Snoar at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 10 July 2009

Who wouldn’t want to spend a night cuddled up to a koala? Well, Taronga Zoo’s overnight accommodation program, Roar and Snore, offers just that. Well, not quite, but at least you’ll be in the same ballpark (so to speak): ‘from arrival in the evening to the next day’s dawn, the cliff-top location boasts ultra-comfortable safari-style tents, each with a view of the Harbour and Sydney’s majestic city skyline’.

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