Marbelous Designs

By: Alex Covert - Sep 16, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
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The restaurant that installs these tables will become the local hotspot for families. Entitled "Marbelous" and considered "functional woodcarvings", these tables would make waiting for dinner... well, fun. Grooves cut into the table top direct marbles into the spiral legs and eventually, into a collection box.

Implications - The crowded market of furniture design makes it hard for new designers to stand out, but artistic pieces that double as sculptural game surfaces add an unmatched level of interactivity. Functional, hands-on tables that feature built-in storage for toys between uses, such as this one, offer a whole new level of appeal for homeowners and apartment-dwellers who must contend with small spaces.