Flickr Finds: Lüfken's Suspended Dining Table

Saarinen is famously quoted as saying that his tulip table was designed in order to "liberate the space" under the dining table from the clutter of legs and other supports...Wonder what he would think of this idea? We stumbled across these photos of Lüfken's former Pop Art loft in Lyon which features some avante-garde objets d'art alongside modern furniture and enviable wood beams and floors. But what really caught our attention was this suspended dining table...

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Using four cables latched on to hooks in the wood ceiling beams, we're assuming that the table top is anchored somehow to prevent it from swaying back and forth. This idea is definitely off the beaten path as far as tables go, but it seems to fit within the attitude of the space.

Uneasy about the functionality of an suspended table? You could go with a suspended bed, like the one featured in Ab Chao's house tour.

P.S. Those oversized light bulb pendants are awesome, especially with those high loft ceilings!

[ Photos from Lüfken's Flickr ]

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