A "floating" table made of magnetic cubes

The individual cubes in the Float Table appear to be suspended in the air. The effect is created by a combination of embedded magnets and steel cables, creating furniture that appears stable when still, but moves when touched.


The Float Table was created by Rock Paper Robot, a furniture and lighting boutique that employs engineering techniques to create high-end kinetic homegoods.

The magnets embedded in the wooden cubes repel the cubes from one another, while the cables hold them in equilibrium. Earlier this month, the cofounders showed off their creation at New York Maker Faire, letting attendees get their hands on the dynamic furniture.

Rock Paper Robot [via WebUrbanist]