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i don't know about this table. i like it, but then i have major doubts. i don't know- yuck or yay? available in clear or white for $235 and up. thoughts? i'm sure you'll all be brutally honest ;)



Anonymous Gwen said...

I say yuk. But, I'm not a fan of glass tables. It looks hard to keep clean too. Maybe if you put a cloth over it? HA!

9:52 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i think it's actually plastic, but i agree with the yuk. i'm def moving to the "yuk" camp now.


9:58 AM  
Blogger Erin T said...

I had to think about it for a second, but finally went with "yuck." It reminds me of those cheap DIY circle tables with glass tops that you see at WalMart or craft stores like Michael's, except with a vinyl shower curtain liner used as the "fabric".
I really want to purchase a Louis Ghost Chair by Phillippe Starck. I never was a fan of clear plastic furnishings until the Louis Ghost chair, and that piece, in my opinion, really raised the bar.
A polycarbonate incarnation of a classic armchair? Thumbs up.
An acrylic version of a cheap skirted table? I'll pass!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

Everything else you own would have to be pretty conceptual for this to make any sense. Like, if you had every single one of those slip cast disposable ceramics in your kitchen. Also, this would be so much better if it was a DIY kind of thing... You could easily buy a sheet of plexi and make this for a lot less then $235!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Thrifty Celebratrix said...

Oh, I dunno... It could definitely be a yay, in my book. I'd probably want to detail it on the top and along the edges, with transparent paint/glaze. It is acrylic, so it wouldn't be as hard to keep clean, but keeping it from getting scratched might be another matter altogether.

That said, I wouldn't pay that much for it anytime this side of kingdom come...

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i kind of like it, in a velvet elvis/dogs playing poker kind of way. the only think i would not like about it is that since it's probably plastic, it might just get yellowy and not as nice looking.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Charlie said...

It'll definitely make a good conversation piece, that's for sure. I'd say 'yay' but right now the design isn't streamlined enough to fit in with any of my furniture pieces. Maybe with a mini-chandelier hanging over it...

10:18 AM  
Anonymous grace said...

definitely a yuk. it reminds me of those horrible early 90's "baskets" only turned upside down.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know. Maybe with the Louis Ghost chair paired with it. Probably too kitchy though.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely yuck! Looks like those plastic table clothes Chinese Restaurants put on their tables for easy cleaning.


11:54 AM  
Blogger Pocheco said...

i like it, I think it's definitely unusual. Something that illicits a double take, or at least an admiring glance. It would have to be against a solid color background to work, though. Otherwise it would look too busy.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous greeps said...

love it. i wouldnt buy it, but i think it i very good design.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think what's throwing us all off is that it's shot on a black background. i think it could be hot in some sort of environment... probably not a home tho.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous jim said...

I love it! The fact that the table is a smarter, funny approach to the standard "glass top, skirted, generic table", I think is brilliant. Definitely not for everyone. Would love to see it bigger and in person.

2:17 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

I dont like it. First of all like another comment said, it looks like a plastic table cloth. Second of all it looks like if you touched it, it would break. I do not like it.

3:04 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

I do not like it at all definitetly yuk. First of all i agree that it looks like a plastic table cloth, second i think it looks like that if you touched it, it would break.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

if you have to ask yuck or yay, it's probably yuck.

3:14 PM  
Blogger ginogiovannigemignaniboxing said...

You'd all say, yay if Philippe Starck's name was attached to it.
"et" made my point for me, but she still gave it a yuck.
I give it a yay.

3:28 PM  
Blogger ginogiovannigemignaniboxing said...

You'd all say, yay if Philippe Starck's name was attached to it.
"et" made my point for me, but she still gave it a yuck.
Glass would be much cooler though.
I give it a yay.

3:29 PM  
Blogger vespabelle said...

I'm voting "yuck" as well. You expect to be able to put your legs under a table with a tablecloth but you can't with this table.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with 'gino_g_gem'... if philippe starck's name was attached to it you would love it. i think it's wonderfully original, but would never put it in my house, and would probably be quite turned off if i saw it in a friends house.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Eliot Phillips said...

I'd say yay, but there is no way it is a crystal clear as the picture shows.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just talking with a friend about how many of the things that we see and initially hate end up being the things we love the most. I like this table.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Yay. Definitely. It's so toungue in cheek. Very Duchamp. It mocks the table topped by tablecloth.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acrylic is good when it is simple. This is too cute by half.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Pocheco - it's all about that double-take. I imagine putting this in a window of a shop, or just one table in a cafe (the rest covered with white tablecloths). At least a few people would let their eyes wander past, then stop, look closer, have that 'wake-up' moment in the middle of a busy day. That'd be worth the mishegas of dealing with a clear plastic (tippy-looking) table.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Definitely yuck. My first thought is "derivative design school project". It doesn't look like great design to me. More like a tired effort at things that have been done before, and done better. It also reminds me of those cheap plastic tablecloths you'd use for picnics.

8:28 AM  
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4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen the table at the last Maison & Objet fair by january. I would like to precise that this is a cofee table. So for the ones who were worried about placing legs under it, no need to worry. There were 4 tables aligned, they were not helped by the crapy design of the stand, but it looked really nice. It's designed by Essey, the ones that made the binbin. http://www.essey.com. I am giving a yay

6:12 PM  
Blogger andy said...

On balance, a yay. I too have seen the table, it is small and a little more understated than you might think from the pic. Also comes in milky white, which i think would look great with a light inside it.

12:56 AM  

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