Haiko Cornelissen’s lush, living PicNYC Table is a plant-growing furnishing that brings a taste of the outdoors to every meal. The aluminum table is deep enough to double as a planter bed, and it can grow everything from grass to herbs and flowers.
2Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Conference Table
Formed from a General Electric engine nacelle, the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet conference table is living proof why MotoArt is considered the pioneer, forerunner and standard-bearer of airplane furniture.
Complementing the outer finish of the table is a custom fabricated engine stator set with internal multicolored LED lighting topped with a polished spun aluminum dome, which lies beneath an elegant 1/2” round tempered glass top. The masterpiece seats up to twelve and can include a set of optional highly useful data ports.
3Smoke Table & Chairs
Dutch designer Maarten Baas’ pieces are all unique and handmade. Pieces of wooden furniture that are part of his Smoke Collection are literally burned, then preserved in a clear epoxy coating.
The Distorted Table is the brainchild of designer Suzy Lelievre. Its twisting design easily attracts attention while successfully combining creativity and functionality.
5Fletcher Capstan Table
Check out the awesome Fletcher Capstan Table. The company’s website describes it as “a round table which, when rotated at its outer perimeter, amazingly doubles its seating capacity and, just as astonishingly, remains truly circular. Very importantly it stores its expansion leaves within itself. Existing tables can seat six persons when small, and twelve or more when expanded, but there are other design possibilities. Operation, which has been described as ‘pure magic’ by Boat International magazine, really is a sight to behold and extremely quick, it taking only three seconds to complete an entire expansion or reduction cycle.”
This cool, space-saving table has a hefty price tag—it will set you back anywhere from £25,000 to £35,000 ($50,000 to $70,000).
6"Paint or Die But Love Me” Table
John Nouanesing designed the “Paint or Die But Love Me” table which seems to be a paint spill suspended in motion. It’s only in the conceptual art stage at the moment, so we can’t exactly order one yet.
7Wave City Coffee Table
Stelios Mousarris created the Wave City Coffee Table which draws on the scene from the movie Inception where the power to bend dreams according to the dream architect’s will is demonstrated. Just like on the screen, the table folds an urban landscape on itself.
The Japanese have perfected the art of not leaving the house with this amazing oki-gotatsu blanket from Belle Maison.
The blanket is wedged between a tabletop and table legs with a heat source beneath it. In ancient times it was called a kotatsu, or cooking hearth. You’d stick your feet under the blanket and the heat would rise through the opening in your traditional Japanese garb, warming you from the bottom up.
9“Not Now” Table
Artist Michael Beitz created a whole range of incredible tables which can hardly be used for their original purpose because of their shapes. The “Not Now” table perfectly illustrates designer’s idea—it is a knotted 5.5-meter-long table that “separates” people sitting at it and does not allow them to communicate normally.
The “Courtesytable” is a wooden picnic table created by Dutch designer Marleen Jansen. It has novel seesaw seating for two that requires the cooperation of both parties to keep the meal in proper balance.