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Water Table

By sizemore Last edited 126 months ago
Water Table
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We just stumbled across this post on Cool Hunting Dot Com and almost dropped our collective wine glass when we saw what looked like two people paddling a table up the Thames. The things people do for art:

their new work, entitled "Climatised Objects," are inspired by global warming's dramatic effect on our weather systems that provoke life-threatening situations like earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Objects like a vase that doubles as a flashlight when it falls, picture frames that light up when dislodged and the Either Oar table that transforms into a raft (oars included!), address "the fact that in a crisis people generally improvise with whatever is to hand, no matter how ill-suited the object or material may be."

They're talking about &made who did indeed deliver the table to the Design Museum by taking to the water and all it contains:

On a sunny Friday lunchtime &made s Either Oar was launched on the river Thames for all to see. With a few bottles of Champagne on offer, the table was christened, launched and rowed upriver towards the Design Museum before its was installed later that day for Design Mart.

Last Updated 29 September 2006

Tim R-J

"global warming's dramatic effect on our weather systems that provoke life-threatening situations like earthquakes ... and tsunamis"

Erm... should someone tell them that earthquakes aren't weather?