Cyprus Artist Bends Reality With ‘Wave City’ Coffee Table

The 2010 film Inception brought viewers into a world where dreams could be manipulated, controlled and coordinated by the dreamer. This scenario allowed characters to build entire cities using their minds, ones which could defy the laws of both gravity and reason. Informed by the hit movie, Cyprus based designer Stelios Mousarris has realized the “Wave City” coffee table that bends a landscape of buildings in half, using the overlapping surface as the tabletop. made from wood, steel and 3D printing technology, the piece illustrates an urban sidewalk scattered with skyscrapers that seemingly lifts into the air and finally folds back onto itself in a single, continuous curve. A series of meticulously carved buildings add a sense of realism to the otherwise surreal design object, which carefully balances on the lower section of the street.

Wood Coffee Table Levitates via Magnet

RocketPaperRobot is an engineering boutique specializing in the innovation and fabrication of high-end kinetic furniture, lighting, and installations. They have combined some interesting design with a good bit of physics to turn the humble table into something far more unique, in the form of the Float Table. And science meets luxury in this levitating coffee table composed of hovering blocks that seem to magically shift back into formation when applied pressure is removed. The table works through a system of magnets and tensile steel cables. The polarity of the magnets keeps the individual cubes apart from each other, and the cables keep everything in place. This means that a user can push on the table and it will flex, then once the pressure is released it will return back to its original shape.

Branching Table by gradient matter

gradient matter is a small design and ideas-driven practice based in San Francisco, California and led by Andrei Hakhovich. One of their great designs is a Branching Table. “While I has developing the Branching table I thought about the relationships of one person to another as they will sit across each other, tension, attraction, repulsion, connection. I wanted to reveal it all, I had a desire to map the unseen. Part of table geometry was inspired by growing forces in trees and traditional Japanese joinery. Made from local wal­nut and plyboo veneer with plexiglass inserts. Two materials were joined with wood lap joints without use of hardware.” If you like this table – you can always buy it here.

Transparent Slot Table by Eric Pfeiffer

By the first glance it’s just a modern coffee table but it’s not so simple. Inspired by the clean, square design of classic M Series boxes, this versatile acrylic side table is as functional as it is beautiful. Its transparency gives the Slot Table an unexpected lightness, while the reflective nature of the acrylic brightens a room without overpowering it. But it’s the “slot” part of the table that sets this piece apart, providing a functional space to keep reading material close at hand or to showcase your most important literature. The table can be used with the slot facing up, or turned on its side for horizontal storage.

Pebble Table by Mikhail Belyaev

Take a look at this sleek and creative coffee table designed by young multidisciplinary designer Mikhail Belyaev, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mikhail has designed the Pebble Table for Karat and Samsung Staron, for St.Petersburg Design Week 2013. Do you want to have such excellent example of interior design in your living room?

20 Extremely Creative and Stylish Coffee Tables

Coffee table stopped to be an ordinary furnitures item long time ago. And you can be sure in this fact only by viewing our posts dedicated to concepts of coffee tables – Coffee Tables Concepts from Svilen Gamolov. But you will be suprised how these concepts are close to reality. We’ve made a research and discovered that there are many creative and stylish coffee tables that are avaliable for purchasing. And in this collection we want to show you result of our work. Each table is provided with the link where you can buy it. So don’t waste your time and jump into the collection. May be this post will inspire you to make a good Christmas present for your beloved coffee lover…