Nothing Design Group's Living Table

Nothing Design Group's Living Table

Susie Nadler
Dec 15, 2009

We're big fans of furniture that somehow incorporates organic material, and the Play Ground, Play Table from Korean designer Jin-Woog Koo takes the idea a step further: The table's compartments contain not only living plants, but fish as well!

We spotted the table on the fabulous MoCoLoco, but it comes from Jin-Woog Koo's Seoul-based design collective, Nothing Design Group. Evidently the table, which comes in a coffee table size or a taller desk, can include planter compartments and aquarium compartments along with the usual drawers for storage.

An acrylic plate can be moved along the top of the table to create a functional work surface. A built-in system of ball bearings allows for the work surface to slide smoothly over the little aquariums and lawns.

Despite a few practical concerns, we love the idea of using this playful table as a desk; what a great way to counteract the tendency to let bills and work stack up.

For more info, check out the blog post at MoCoLoco. You can peruse Nothing Design Group's full portfolio here.

(Images: MoCoLoco)

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