Float Table by RockPaperRobot

RockPaperRobot’s Float Table

Brooklyn-based decor studio RockPaperRobot specializes in incredibly clever furniture designs that seem to defy, or at least challenge, the laws of physics. Their Ollie Chair is a fully functional seat that collapses into a washboard-like plane in an instant, and their Brag Table looks like a massive diamond balancing on its smallest point, and yet it’s perfectly stable. Perhaps their most ingenious product is the Float Table, which looks sort of like a gargantuan Rubik’s Cube where each component is floating, separated from the others as if by magic. The company describes it as:

…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.

Watch this video to see it in action:

Learn more at rockpaperrobot.com and in this profile of RockPaperRobot founder and CEO Jessica Banks at streetwise.co.