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Impossible Objects #24: Liquid Table

liquid-table.jpgFollowing on from Impossible Object #23, the Liquid Lamp, check out this rather nice “Liquid Table”…

Thanks to toxel.com for highlighting the ripple effect tea table, designed by Jeonghwa Seo and Hanna Chung, two South Korean designers based in Eindhoven and Seoul.

Check out the video:

ripple effect tea table from seo30207 on Vimeo.

The designers write:

There is a belief by Asian people that small changes in an individual’s life can have an impact and have a certain effect to the whole community, which in a psychological term is called a “ripple effect”.

Hailed as the “Ripple effect tea table,” the table blends Eastern ritual with the social relationships. Each time you place the cup on the table surface, the ripples can be seen speeding up on the surface of the body.

Not exactly child-friendly, but good for making you take care of crockery!

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