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Made With 28,800 Thumb Tacks, This Star Wars Conference Table Is a Finger-Killing Masterpiece

We’ve all been guilty of raiding the office supply closet for non-work reasons. Maybe it’s to build a paperclip chain, or to cover a co-workers cubicle in sticky notes. But few of us have gone so far as to create a tabletop Star Wars mural using 28,800 painstakingly embedded thumb tacks. Read More >>

Kids Who Use Touchscreen Devices Sleep Less at Night

Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don’t work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers have learned that infants and toddlers who spend more time on these devices sleep less at night. It’s a troubling finding, but the reasons for these sleep disruptions are still unclear. Read More >>

A £24,000 Coffee Table That Floats Like a Hoverboard

If it’s not made of gold, furniture recovered from the Titanic, or extraterrestrial materials salvaged from a meteor, you’ll need one heck of a gimmick to convince people to spend £24,000 on a coffee table. And that’s probably why Siren Design Studios made its Teles Taxídi table float like a hoverboard. Read More >>

Transforming Coffee Table Just Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

When you’re living in a small flat you need furniture that does more than just sit there looking pretty. This nondescript coffee table, created by Studio Ozeta, magically raises and expands, again and again, to become a dining table capable of seating up to ten dinner guests. Read More >>

This Pie Chart-Style Coffee Table Hides Mess Quarter-by-Quarter

Coffee tables are a breeding ground for mess, but this table lets you simply spin its insides to move your junk out of the way and reveal another slice of your life. Read More >>

MIT’s Flatpack Furniture Assembles Itself in Seconds

The last time we checked in with the Self-Assembly Lab and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 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. Read More >>

‘Listening’ Table Records and Understands the Conversation You’re Having

Meetings can be horrible, unproductive, and maddening. Can a high-tech conference table make them bearable? The New York Times R&D Lab have tackled the problem with the lab's latest project. The Semantic Listening Table is an attempt to make sense of the chaotic conversation. Read More >>

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 Sunday lunch-feast. Read More >>

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. Read More >>

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. Read More >>

A Table That Transforms Into the Triangle of Your Choice

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. Read More >>

A Round Ping Pong Table With a Spinning Net Looks Like Dizzying Fun

Ping Pong, Table Tennis -- the working man's Wimbledon. An age-old game, it's in need of an update if it's going to compete with generation iPad. And that's why this round ping pong table with a net that's free to spin is a must-have. Read More >>

Every Office Needs a Giant Severed Robot Hand Conference Table

When your software company is called Robotoki, it only makes sense that your offices would be adorned with random robo-memorabilia. But the company's brand new conference table, which sits atop the severed hand from some giant imaginary mech, goes beyond the call of duty. Read More >>

2001: A Space Odyssey Inspired This Table Supported By Toppling Monolith Dominos

How's your furniture budget for 2014 looking? Obscenely well-funded? If that's the case, you might want to seriously consider this eye-catching Megalith Table. Inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's iconic science fiction series, the table's glass top appears to be supported by a series of domino-like monoliths frozen in a perpetual topple. Read More >>