The Easter Island Ping Pong Table Cyprien Chabert is Complex

By: Meghan Young - Jul 29, 2014
References: anthropologie & neatorama
There have been many different takes on ping pong tables over the years, but this atypical table tennis set is perhaps one of the strangest designs. Unlike past reinterpretations, this piece of playful furniture uses traditional materials. Instead, it introduces twist by way of its form. This atypical table tennis set swaps out the traditional rectangular shape for the irregular form of Easter Island, which is found in France.

Designed by artist Cyprien Chaber, atypical table tennis set is "a commentary on the birdman ritual of the aboriginal inhabitants and the island's ecological history," according to Neatorama. Currently on sale at Anthropologie, the table also focuses on "the complex nature of man’s relationship with nature and the ecological challenges faced by modern societies and cultures," as written on the Anthropologie website.