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Coffee table takes you back to the beginning of storage media

By: Raymond Kay - Published: • References: likecool & likecool
The designer duo of Marian Neulant and Axel van Exel, known together as Neulant van Exel, is paying homage to the dawn of storage media with their new floppy disk coffee table.

The table will be easily recognizable to many as the classic 3.5" floppy disk that many of us used to store information on so many years ago. Neulant van Exel made the floppy disk coffee table out of welded stainless steel and hot rolled steel. In keeping with the table’s theme, they even incorporated the disk’s memorable sliding metal shudder as a hidden compartment where you can store everything from remote controllers to writing utensils.

The floppy disk coffee table measures 70cm wide x 45 cm high x 65 cm deep. Getting one will set you back 720 Euros or 930 USD.

Implications - People like unique furniture pieces because they can become conversation starters in any home. New technology is developed every year, rendering the previous generation obsolete. This creates an opportunity for designers to capitalize and make new furniture inspired by old technology. Tech developers can even collaborate with designers to offer licensed products in limited lines and market them to their niche. For example, years from now you might walk into a home and find yourself dining on a dinner table that looks like a giant classic iPod, or sit in an armchair that as inspired by flip/clam shell cell phones. Stats for Floppy disk coffee table Trending: Older & Chilly
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