Can you just imagine sitting down in a perfectly nice spot in a restaurant and hearing the waiter say: “You need to hear this table.” Cautiously, you place your ear on the table before realizing that the waiter actually has earphones in his hands.
Just look at this marvelous idea by Ogilvy & Mather London for Philips. You get to connect your earphones (but Philips’ is just beautiful) to the table. This is not something you see everyday.
Each table featured hand illustrated typography and iconography inspired by its neighbourhood – all prompting people to plug their headphones directly into the table (Philips headphones were provided by the bar). The surfaces were entirely handmade using three types of wood: American oak, fumed oak and maple and each used a range of techniques including marquetry, laser etching, wood burning and hand distressing.
Brixton Table Illustrator: Ged Palmer