This Blade-Thin Carbon Fibre Table Looks Like It Might Fall Over

If you want to make your guests feel very uncomfortable sit them down at this absurd dinning room table. The 3.6m long carbon fibre table only stands up on one leg. How is that even possible?

The ostentatiously-named Monolito and Megalito by British designer Jules Sturgess looks mighty precarious. But its dramatic, angled design is actually what allows the table to seemingly defy the laws of physics. It's anchored to the ground by a huge slab from which the tabletop's support juts up at an obtuse angle, giving the structure enough leverage to keep the it from collapsing. The table also gradually narrows down to just 5m thick.

Monolito and Megalito is limited to a run of just 25 tables, and you'd better start saving your paper stacks if you're interested because carbon fibre ain't cheap. [Jules Strugess via Born Rich]


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    5m thick eh?

    5 meters thick? Geez, do you need a ladder to get on top of it?

      giving the structure enough leverage to keep the it from collapsing.

    Writer is stupid, how does this defy physics?

      " But its dramatic, angled design is actually what allows the table to seemingly defy the laws of physics"
      He does say its "seemingly" defies physics, not that it defies physics.

      Poster is stupid, writer says seemingly, as in seems or looks to defy physics, not actually does.

    that chair looks awfully uncomfortable! looks like a fan blade

    If I had that table I would have wanker theme parties. Everyone would have to wear either all black or all white. Men would have to all wear tight turtle necks. Everyone would have to wear spectacles with thick black frames... maybe even 5 m thick, like that table... although it would require industrial earth moving equipment to get them there :(

    ^ No you wouldn't need moving equipment, it's carbon fibre, it's light.

    Cool concept, but this will just be a huge spring board!

    Thus it will be rubbish.

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