tables

An Interesting Look At A Lumber Shop

Video: Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just to see wood getting chopped to bits.


All Your Home Really Needs Is This R2-D2 Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Forget couches, forget dining tables, forget beds, forget even a working toilet; all your home really needs for you to be happy and content is this amazing R2-D2-themed coffee table featuring a working Star Wars pinball machine inside.


Explore This Elaborate Labyrinth Dining Table While You Wait For Supper

How do you keep a table full of hungry kids distracted while dinner still has a few minutes to go in the oven? Easy, you ask Danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark to build you one of his wonderfully complex Labyrinth tables featuring six tiny figures trapped inside that can be steered through the maze using magnetic paddles underneath it.


MIT's Flatpack Furniture Assembles Itself In Seconds

The last time we checked in with MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, it was showing off video proof of a chair that assembles itself in water. Now, the team has uploaded video of its latest project: A flatpack table that does the assembly itself.


You: 'I Love This Han Solo Coffin Coffee Table.' Me: 'I Know.'

The latest episode of Super-Fan Builds just hit the internet, and this time the lucky recipient is a member of the 501st, a group of Star Wars fans who build their own replica costumes and visit hospitals and other charitable events while dressed in character. If anyone deserves an amazing ‘Han Solo frozen in carbonite’-themed coffee table, it’s Ray Choi who has nine hand-made costumes in his repertoire.


This Table Listens To Your Boring Meetings And Pulls Out The Good Stuff

Meetings can be horrible, unproductive, and maddening. Can a high-tech conference table make them bearable? The New York Times R&D Lab have tackle the problem with the lab’s latest project. The Semantic Listening Table is an attempt to make sense of the chaotic conversation.


This Intricate Table Collapses Into A Tiny Cube

How do you plan on spending your retirement? Moving to Thailand, or taking up painting, perhaps? Izzy Swan, a retired furniture shop owner, is spending his by making impossibly complex transforming furniture.


If This Razor-Thin Dining Table Won't Bend, Why Should Your Phone?

Why the iPhone 6 Plus is mysteriously bending for a handful of users may never be fully known, but for the next version maybe Apple should talk to Alexander Purcell Rodrigues who has designed a stunning super-thin aluminium dining table that looks like a giant razor blade, and is promised not to bend or warp — even under the load of a Christmas feast.


Work In The Big City From The Comfort Of Home With This Skyscraper Desk

When it comes to fancy designer desks, apparently storage space and drawers are completely passé. After all, do you really need a place to stash a stapler when your work surface appears to magically float over a pair of cities full of towering skyscraper? No, you don’t.


A Side Table For Charging Gadgets That Plugs Right Into The Wall

The wireless utopia we’ve all been patiently waiting for (while tripping over cords) is still nowhere to be seen, but it’s not for lack of trying. Designer Youmin Vincent Kim has come up with a wonderful interim solution with the Soak desk that leans up against, and plugs directly into, a wall — allowing it to serve as a central spot for charging gadgets.