That’s right, the coffee table – called “Float” – you see above consists of a matrix of magnetized wooden cubes that basically levitate with respect to one another. According to its designer, this is a demonstration of the truly amazing power and beauty of physics in action. Continue reading for a video.

Described as “classical physics applied to modern design,” each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.

The cables supporting the table allow it to elastically deform and stabilize when force is applied to it.