The Floating Table Remains Level and Raised Without Supportive Posts

 - May 4, 2013
References: ingo-maurer & dezeen
Glance at the Floating Table and you'll likely have to do a double take. The curious kitchen table does not appear to have nearly enough vertical supports to keep its four chairs and its eating surface secure.

In collaboration with Established & Sons of the UK, designer Ingo Maurer has created a lighthearted piece that was inspired by magic. What you'll notice with a closer look is that its the seats that serve as peculiar pillars for the seemingly gravity-defying tabletop.

Each one of the chairs has a single extended armrest that passes beneath the round or rectangular surface. With these furnishings spaced evenly around the Floating Table, stability is achieved. To ensure that the tabletop does not fall down when somebody attempts to take a seat, a clever mechanism enables you to safely withdraw your perch and tuck it in again.