Float Table made from levitating wooden cubes
By Dave LeClair
October 3, 2013
Coffee and end tables are often very utilitarian pieces of furniture. However, RockPaperRobot has 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.
At first glance, the table resembles a Rubik's Cube, with all of its separate smaller wooden cubes making up the larger structure. Each one appears to be levitating independently, which creates a design that is unlike any you're likely to see at your local furniture store.
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.
The coffee table version features a 6 x 3 x 3 cube design, with dimensions of 38 inches long by 18.5 inches tall and deep (96.5 x 47 x 47 cm). The end table is a 3 x 3 x 3 configuration and features 18.5-inch dimensions all around (47 x 47 x 47 cm). The company is taking special orders for both versions now, with pricing available on inquiry.
The video below shows how the Float Table works.