RockPaperRobot is American design studio whose combination of innovative engineering techniques and high level of artistic craftsmanship produce work that is both beautiful and intelligent. Meet their dynamic Float Table!
The table elastically deforms and stabilizes when force is applied.
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. Just because the Float table reacts when you push down on it, does not mean that it isn’t functional. It is indeed strong enough to support the weight of the usual items that one would place on a regular coffee table, like books, and drinks.
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.
RockPaperRobot also offers the Float shelf which levitates out from the wall to give lofty purchase to your worthiest objects. Create your own configuration, length, or wall sculpture.