At almost a year old, it’s not new, but this is too awesome not to share. 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.
Creators RockPaperRobot is a company that engineers boutique furniture with a specializing in the fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and accessories.
The co-founders are incredibly qualified, Jessica Banks is a roboticist, product designer, and interactive artist. She holds a Computer Science and Electrical Engineer’s degree and a Master’s in robotics from MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab as well as a B.S. in General Physics from the University of Michigan.
Mihae Mukaida, has a diverse background in design, documentary film, and advertising. She’s produced films that have premiered at international film festivals including Hotdocs, North America’s largest documentary film festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Regardless this furniture is fantastically different and unique, so check out the floating table in action in the video below. You can get more info at http://www.rockpaperrobot.com/