One of the most eye-catching designs in the BRC Collection is the Slinky Table. For those of you who have not seen the slinky table in person it bounces when touched or objects are placed upon it. Due to the design of the table, the top surface is not level, however the functional center of the table is level. Comments about the table range from andldquo;what is itandrdquo;, andldquo;is it a seatandrdquo;, “is it magnetized”, andldquo;where are the wiresandrdquo;, and andldquo;how is the surface attachedandrdquo;. The most common question however is andldquo;where is the glass topandrdquo;.
My question is why does a table have to have a flat surface. What makes a table a table? If I were to alter the design of the slinky table and to engineer it for its top surface to accommodate a glass top then it would destroy the beauty of the table which is its kinetic ability to move when objects are placed upon it and its pure simplicity. The slinky table is great for placing paperback books, magazines and even drinks if youandrsquo;re gentle. It is meant to serve as an accent piece and entertain guests who will be intrigued by its movement and fun design. If you want a table with a perfectly flat surface and a place to put your entire collection of 1986 funk and wagnalls encyclopedias then the slinky table is not the right piece of furniture for you. But then I might recommend a suspended rusted bookshelf for your outdated book collection.