Brooklyn design studio RockPaperRobot invented this cool chair that folds flat when not in use, but still has a stylish and comfortable design when opened. The trick is the use of a flexible sheet of wood slats that form its back and seat, and sit atop a hinged aluminum base.
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Phighter Images’ aviation-themed tables are custom built from the ribs of airplane wings integrated with a sturdy metal base. Sizes range from a 4 ft coffee table ($5500+) or 6 ft desk ($7700+) to a massive 28 ft conference table, and can be embellished with custom artwork.
A while back, we featured Taybles’ awesome, but pricey cassette tape coffee table. They recently launched a Kickstarter to bring down the cost so more of us can enjoy one, complete with the hidden compartment, drink holders, and dry erase top for customizing your mix.
Skate or Design creates vibrant and functional home accessories and furniture from reclaimed skateboard decks. The highlight of their collection is this 40″ wide coffee table covered in colorful wood decks. A hidden steel frame underneath provides structure and rigidity.
The perfect conversation piece for fans of the dopey but lovable Brit. This awesome coffee table from Bohemian Workbench is based on Karl’s pudgy noggin from The Ricky Gervais Show. The 34″ tabletop is made from birch with walnut accents, and comes with a glass top.
Handcrafted wooden record dividers that are as enduring as your vinyl record collection. They come in two sizes, in vertical or horizontal orientation, stencilled or engraved, and in alphabetical, genre or custom categories. The shop also has a similar line for books.
Another of the many cool recycled aeronautical items from the Boeing Custom Hangar, this desk hutch is bookended by authentic instrument panels from a 707-320 flight deck. The sturdy shelf on top is made from a 1/8″ sheet of hot-rolled steel, then black lacquered.
Board Game Tables’ convertible tabletop gaming table is made of rosewood, with a 3’x 5′ neoprene padded playing surface, and pop-out drink holders. It comes with a topper so you can use it as a normal dining table without disturbing the pieces on the playing surface.
Furniture designer Stelios Mousarris attempts to capture his memories of playing with toys for hours on end with this whimsical living room table. Measuring 47″x 17″, the large glass surface is propped up by five freestanding rocketships that you are free to rearrange.
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