tables

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.


Coffee Table Ping-Pong Is More Entertaining Than A Stack Of Magazines

Who says coffee tables can only serve as magazine storage, beverage holders, or less than comfortable footrests? Huzi Design’s Ping-Pong coffee table proves they can also be a great way to entertain guests without resorting to breaking out your Catan board.


Watch This Table Transform Into Two Totally Different Shapes

This brain-bender of a coffee table by Brooklyn-based designer Ian Stell looks like an oversized game of Jenga, but the slats have been engineered to shape shift from acute triangle to equilateral with absolutely no toppling. Pretty sneaky, Stell.


A Round Ping Pong Table With A Spinning Net Makes University Even Harder

The average university student spends the majority of their time either playing foosball or ping pong. It’s arguably one of the most vital skills you can leave higher education with, but it’s important to keep improving yourself after graduation. And that’s why this round ping pong table with a net that’s free to spin is a must-have.