Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

September 28, 2012 by  
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Multiple is a sculptural table that reveals its full potential when a user begins to manipulate its shape. Designed by Brussels-based Raphaël Charles , the table consists of a series of locally sourced beech poles that are attached to one another using magnets . Low-tech, transformable and adaptable, this is the ultimate coffee table. Multiple can be seen up close at Giovanna Massoni’s Memorabilia exhibition during the  Reciprocity Design Liege Biennale (Belgium) — it starts in only a few days! Multiple coffee table can be playfully shaped into infinite arrangements and multiple sections, suiting changing needs, functions and rooms. It is made from long-lasting lacquered solid beech and is 15-in high. The award winning design is also part of the Belgian royal family’s private collection. + Raphaël Charles + Reciprocity Design Liege Biennale Photo © Raphaël Charles

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The Grounds Cafe is a Thriving Vintage Throwback to the Pre-GMO Era in Australia

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Caroline Choker wanted to retain as much of the industrial chic flavor of the original building as possible. As such, much of the original infrastructure such as wooden trusses and cement beams are left rough and exposed. Using concrete for the floor in the interest of simplicity in no way detracts from the ambience, though we question its environmental benefit, thanks to a series of thoughtfully-placed furnishings. Vintage equipment on display behind a black-framed glass case further savors the building’s quirky history. So much of what is wonderful about this sustainable renovation project lies outside! The Grounds serves only free-range eggs and grows much of their own produce on site. And you can be sure the food you eat there will nourish both body and soul. Gluten-free artisanal baked goods are available, and if you want your kids to have the skills necessary to produce such wholesome food for themselves down the line, send them over for some classes. This isn’t just a restaurant. This is home. + Caroline Choker + The Grounds Via Yatzer All photos © The Grounds of Alexandria

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