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Soft Spot Table

Soft Spot Table (Images courtesy Stphen Reed Industrial Design)
By Andrew Liszewski

In my part of the world we actually refer to these things as benches but this probably could be passed off as a coffee table if needed. Either way the idea of making a wooden table that’s also a comfortable place to sit is intriguing.

Designed by Stephen Reed the Soft Spot Table has an area composed of wood tiles that are all held together by elastic cords. The elastic has enough tension to make the tiles form a flat surface but also enough give to flex and cushion the area when someone is sitting on it.

It’s interesting that someone can make a wooden table function as a comfortable place to sit but dedicated seats on the subway are still a literal pain in the, well you know…

[Stephen Reed Soft Spot Table]