A few of you might remember before the dot com bubble burst that it seemed just about every online outfit seemed to have one common feature in their office spaces: the convertible office desk/ping pong table (table tennis to be more precise). During work hours, laptops, mice and printers would do their duty busting out HTML and Flash. But come the end of the day, the paddles, net and ball would appear with vengeance. It seems the dual duty idea has taken a glamorous turn for the better with Ryan Vanderbilt's recreational minded office conference table.
Ryan describes the stunning Table & Tennis (love the accessories drawer):
We no longer work solely in the office, play in the game room, or eat in the dining room. Work, live and play have morphed together. There is a need for furniture to continue being beautiful, but to have multiple functions, and better serve the behaviors of todays world.
Table&Tennis was an idea to merge beautiful design, with a conference / dining table and build it to the official specs of a ping pong table. It's built so that it can transition simply and instantly between the different uses.
[Photos: Douglas Ljungkvist]