Tensegrity table

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These intriguing creations appear to defy gravify.

On first encountering the concept, most people’s response is either “hey, that’s cool!” or “burn the witch!”

Most of the weight is taken by the short central chain while the others serve to balance the top and keep it (mostly) flat. There’s a little play in the system, just enough to be intriguing.

Mine is made from some kwila and white oak off-cuts, coated in Danish oil. It’s reversible, and the table top is acrylic.