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The Mercury Coffee Table Will Stir Up Your Living Space

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jul 5, 2011 • References: okha and contemporist
"A raised flat surface supported by legs" may sound like an adequate and all-encompassing description of a table, but one look at the Mercury Coffee Table will cause you to rethink your definition. Designed by Adam Court for OKHA, this is certainly one plane that's far from level.

The unusual piece of furniture takes a compelling appearance that seems to mimic the surface of subtly disturbed water. Smooth undulating waves create intriguing visual effects with the scattered light reflections they cause, bringing all attention in the room to this functional sculptural object.

Believe it or not, the fluid indentations within the tabletop have been manufactured from mirror polished stainless steel that's actually been beaten by hand. The consequent rippled silver surface of the Mercury Coffee Table looks much like genuine liquid.