Rubber Table, by Thomas Schnur
It is unlikely that many of us would look at the household sink plunger and think that it would make a good leg for a table. Thomas Schnur however has done exactly that. Although not the most attractive table around it is certainly unusual. Called simply ‘Rubber Table’ the table has 5 legs with suction cups on the bottom. These suction cups mean it can be stuck to the ceiling or a wall, however this means it loses its functionality as a table.
The table caused quite a stir when presented as part of D3 Design Talents at Imm Cologne last week. Many think of the table as a static object, that sits in one place in the dining room. This product could be very useful if manufactured in a range of sizes and colours. One example would be in a small apartment where space is limited the table could be stuck to the ceiling as a piece of art and pulled down to the floor for when guests come for tea.
Here at Habitables we are torn as to wether this product is a revolutionary idea or just plain useless. At the moment I think we are heading towards the latter, although as a talking point we will take five.