Table made of a floating matrix of wooden blocks with embedded magnets

The Float Table uses a 3D matrix of wooden blocks with embedded strong magnets, tethered to one another, to made a piece of furniture that's awesomely wobbly, in an impractical, drinks-all-over-the-carpet way.

The Float 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.

It's classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float's dynamic character.

The Float Table (via OhGizmo)

Notable Replies

  1. The tables are acclaimed for their capricious, yet sturdy

    I'm just not ready to look for particular attitudes from my furniture. I'm happy enough to find a few quarters amongst the cushions.

  2. This needs to be painted in Rubik's cube colors, stat!

  3. Table made of, "oh great, more stupid toys for rich people".

  4. Compromising the beauty of an object by having to present it as a functional device is a real shame. So it doesn't make a good table for your electronic device, so what, it's a beautiful object on it's own. Functionality is over-rated.

  5. I don't care that it'd spill my drinks - this thing is awesome!

Continue the discussion

30 more replies