2 Table & Tennis questions for a magazine In Singapore
1) Please paint a picture of what one of the buyers of the table could do now— that he could not do before.
From a functional standpoint, with Table & Tennis you can have one table serve multiple purposes. It doesn’t make sense to take up extra space with two tables. I figured why have one beautiful table for meetings, and then another table for play that was so ugly you had to hide it in another room. Why not merge the two and make it as seamless as possible to transition from one use to the other. From the perspective of an office culture, it allows you to engage with co-workers or clients in an entirely different way, and through play you will learn a lot about each other, as well as have some fun and get some exercise in the process.
2) Just taking a swing, but was there any guiding philosophy behind wanting to merge two items into one? Any wise-sounding saying? We’d like to hear it from you!
The philosophy for this table is more important to me than the physical piece. Play is incredibly important for people, and yet it is usually not embraced in offices. I want Table & Tennis to help facilitate a mindset and a culture that embraces play, and sees the value in it. Here are a few related quotes that can say it better than I can:
“The opposite of play is not work, it is depression.” - Brian Sutton-Smith
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” - Plato
“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.” - Nagle Jackson
Reworking the look of this site…
Sorry things look a little ‘out of sorts right now.
Big thanks for blogging about table&tennis.
What is this?
We no longer work solely in the office, play in the game room, or eat in the dining room. Work life, home life 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.
Big thanks to Douglas Ljungkvist for taking these photos.
Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.