The Empathy Table by Jennifer Crupi Rests on People's Laps

 - Jan 29, 2013
References: jennifercrupi & neatorama
The Empathy Table breeds understanding between two individuals. It does so through its unusual design. A legless piece of furniture, the Empathy Table is purported to rest on the laps of the sitters, forcing them to sit in identical positions. As written by the mastermind behind it, "In this work, I seek to point out how one can show agreement with another by assuming the same posture."

Designed by Jennifer Crupi, an Associate Professor at Kean University, Union, New Jersey, the Empathy Table could be construed as quirky, but really it is a thoughtful creation that simply has an eccentric look. Essentially, the bottom of the table has been carved to encourage a comfortable cross-legged position while the surface remains stable so long as their arms rest on top of it.