Marbelous Table by Ontwerpduo is a maple wood table whose surface and legs are routed to hold steel marbles, turning the piece of furniture into an interactive game. When you get bored of your meal, you can put marbles in the top and watch them follow an elaborate path around the legs and down to the ground.
‘The world of adults furniture and the world children’s toys don’t seem to belong together.
From my childhood I remember it was always exiting to combine these two. I used the woodcarvings of furniture as a playfield for my puppets, to play in a new world. With this feeling in mind we created a concept for a new piece of furniture.
We invented these functional woodcarvings. It is decoration you can play with. They applied woodcarvings in a piece of furniture that combines the world of adults with the world of the children. A marble track in a table. A new type of functional woodcarving, that invites you to play…’
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