Conceived by founder of RPR, Jessica Banks, The Float Table looks like a peculiar oversized Rubik’s cube. One look at this table and you’ll be able to tell that there’s something else going on under the inanimate surface; this is not your Father’s plain-Jane coffee table that used to sit in the living room all the time.
The magnetic table is flexible in more than one way. It’s fully customizable, available in an array of arrangements. Part of RockPaperRobot’s Float Collection, this table is fun to play with and is an amazing conversation piece. It’ll make you feel like a kid again, tapping, and nudging the cubes as if it will suddenly come to life if you hit the right combination.
RockPaperRobot’s Floating Table
RockPaperRobot is a company that combines elements of art, technology, and furniture design. Poking at the curiosity of even the most knowledgeable individuals, the team was able to engineer a levitating table that stabilizes itself when force is applied. The kinetic design features magnetized wooden cubes that are reinforced by a grid of tensile steel cables. Magnets are seated deep within the core of the wooden block to make it appear like the table is floating.
How it Works
Demonstrating the simple rules of physics, this floating table uses magnetic force to maintain a comfortable equilibrium. With the inherent ability to bend, dip, sway, and twist, The Float Table may have one more dance move than most club goers. Opposite forces repel alternating cubes just enough to keep an even spacing as sturdy steel cables help keep the entire structure in order.
RockPaperRobot allows you to create your own unique Float Table by customizing with a selection of woods and finishes. Choose from a rich walnut with a beautiful natural finish to complete a rustic design or select an array of vibrant colors for those aiming for a contemporary flare.
This magnetic table can be ordered in any shape or size. It’s simple design allows RockPaperRobot to change the number of magnetic cubes to accommodate large dining tables or small coffee tables. Individually handcrafted, The Float Table is a contemporary concept has assuaged the concerns of skeptics. Those who have seen the table in person have called it “rigid and stable.”
With a price tag ranging anywhere from $10k to $20k, it is a rather expensive piece of furniture that is sure to dazzle and amaze your guests. We’ve seen some interesting furniture designs in the past like the Acapulco Chair, Il Treno Fuori and the Infinity Swing Hammock but The Float Table combines a diverse array of features that is utterly intriguing to say the least. Be sure to watch the video above to see a full demonstration of RockPaperRobot’s Float Table!
- Float Side Table – 3x3x3 Cubes starts out at $10k
- Coffee Table Configuration – 6x3x3 Cubes is listed at $20k
- Customizable with a selection of woods and finishes. *Note that special orders may increase production time and price.*
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