There are a lot of different designs when it comes to basic piece of furniture like the table, chairs or sofa. But sometimes a designer manages to come up with something original and distinctive that makes you think “why haven’t I though of that before?”. It’s the case of the Marbelous table designed by Ontwerpduo. It’s called Marbelous not because it’s name of marble even though this might have been interesting as well, but because it features an ingenious system that allows you to play with marbles and watch them follow their circuit along the dining table.
This table was the result of team work between Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders. As you can see, they did a marvelous job. The main idea behind this dining table was to create a perfectly functional piece of furniture that would also allow you to have some fun or at least to relax a little before dinner or even during. As you can see there are multiple tracks where marbles can travel along the table’s silhouette all the way down to the ground.
I personally find this table quite intriguing and fun both for adults and children. It’s a modern adaptation of the dining table design. The designers have chosen to preserve the natural of the wood that was used to create the table but this can be easily changed if you prefer another color.