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Tensegrity Table Kit - Red

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(Code: 1110)
Appears to float in mid air!
£ 40.00

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Tensegrity is short for tensional integrity which was coined by Buckminster Fuller. It is sometimes known as a floating compression structure. The really fun thing about this table is that at the initial glance it appears to be floating in mid-air. Yet you can use it like a normal table. Place something on the tensegrity table and it appears just to sit on the table floating in mid-air. Quite mesmerizing!

So what is it? Well a conventional table is under compression, increasing the weight on the table increases compression on the legs. A tensegrity table works differently. Although it has some components under compression, they are in a network of parts in tension. In our Tensegrity there is a central cable that is holding the top half up. The cable is under tension. The cables around the periphery keep the table surface central. Cutting any of the cables would result in the top part of the table falling over.

The Tensegrity table is supplied as a kit.

  • Appears to float in mid-air
  • Plates made from anodised aluminium
  • British designed and made
  • Precision CNC parts
  • Demonstrates tensional integrity principle
  • Table appears to float
  • High quality fine cables
  • Fully adjustable cable tension for perfect balance
  • Kit takes 15 - 20 minutes to assemble. All tools included
  • 92mm Diameter and about 126mm high (3.6 inch diameter x 4.96inch)
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Customer reviews
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This is an excellently engineered and elegant item - more ornamental than functional. It is a relatively small when erected and those of a certain age will need a good pair of reading specs and a steady hand to assemble it - donít think of trying this where you might drop a grub screw as they are very tiny. I followed the excellent instructions to the letter and had no problem in putting it together in under half an hour. It has proven quite a talking point with visitors. Highly recommended.
Andy B.