If you have a house full of old style Victorian furniture, chances are something this high tech will be a bit out of place. However, if your style lends itself towards modern glass, chrome and steel, this may be the thing for you. A company called Siren Design Studios has come up with this table, which they’ve christened the Teles Taxídi.
How does it work? A pair of powerful magnets keep the two pieces — the upper glass structure and the base — floating parallel to one another, two inches apart. And as Gizmodo notes, “to prevent the upper portion from being launched across a room by the magnet in its base, it also features a series of support wires and pulleys that hold everything in alignment.”
The company website helpfully adds: “The two magnets, balanced one over the other, are held in place by +1,000 lbs test Kevlar cord, while the unique two-tier cable system allows the magnetic forces to be leveraged against the glass top in a way previously never considered.” The fact that you’d feel really guilty propping muddy sneakers on it goes without saying.
The Denver-based outfit doesn’t mention the cost on their site, though the website Fancy does … by the way, there are no returns and it’ll take up to a month to get one. If you’re interested, you can contact Siren Design Studios here.