If the Ping Table isn't a sign that play in the workplace is here to stay, then I don't know what is. Dutch designer Richard Hutten created this playful conference table for furniture brand Lande out of beech wood. The table contains two drawers that are used to hold the paddles, balls and detachable net.
The Ping Table isn't the first dual-purpose ping pong meant for business and play. However, it is certainly one of the classiest. It can seat up to ten people and its tabletop is divided into four squares. The squares' first purpose is to set the boundaries for the game, but they can also be used to pair teams off during meetings or conference calls. Here's hoping more designers begin to integrate play into their office furniture like Hutten did with the Ping Table.