Culture December 6, 2016
Table tennis is more than just a paddle and a ball. Playing the sport, which originated in the late 19th century, is an art form on its own. While the rules of the game are relatively easy to understand, the various technique and skills required are challenging.
A ping pong game, however, is incomplete without its table.
Although a simple table with a net is enough to play a decent game, the following artists have taken their table designs to the next level. They transformed the traditional color and design of the table and turned it into something that can be used to suit your home’s interior decorations.
From mahogany to black and white chic, these tables have changed the game of table tennis.
WE ARE SPiN is a growing company that combines the fun of table tennis with entertainment. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and soon Chicago and San Francisco, WE ARE SPiN is an innovator in table tennis fun. Take a look at this ping pong, table, featured on the company’s Instagram page, which has a unique table leg design of ping pong balls.
The art installation ‘Intifada’ table was built by Carlos to express his concern towards disrespect of human rights. (Infitada means resistance). The two halves of the table are separated by a brick wall, which stops the progress of the ping pong balls from reaching the other side.
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Our elegant Raven table tennis table has been designed to reflect the silhouette of the mythical bird itself. Our Raven table is available both as a table tennis table and as a pool table. Elegant and classic, the Raven is truly a rare achievement in luxury high design. #11ravens #interiordesign #tabletennis
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This gorgeous wooden ping pong table is made by 11ravens. This luxury design was modeled after the company’s namesake, the raven. According to the Instagram photo caption, this table can double for both table tennis and billiards fun.
The Mackenrow table is handmade by Jory Brigham Designs. According to their website, “Forged from walnut the table is accented with a strip of orange, tasteful brass inlay, and a net comprised of a classic Danish weave.”
As these tables exhibit, sometimes a beautiful table is all that’s needed to upgrade your game.
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