This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

It looks like a stack of iPhone 4s, but this is a coffee table — the iTable.

It’s also a speaker dock with a motorized speaker bar that rises like a stage organ when your hand is swiped across the  touch-sensitive controls (see the video below).

Designed a built by Kyle Buckner, who is best known for custom car interiors, the iTable is the first in a line of Apple-themed furniture.

“I am creating a line with this category,” said Buckner by IM.

Lots more pictures and a video after the jump:

Buckner’s iTable has a scratch-proof finish, a built-in subwoofer and a pair of LED-lit cup holders. Pricing hasn’t been set. Each table is custom made. Buckner says he’s happy to make variations based on other hardware — an iPod shuffle, perhaps. Email (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

This Table Is Touch Sensitive, Like The iPhone That Inspired It

  • Al Velasco

    and it’s only the ugliest table I’ve ever seen.. HORRIBLE

  • Anonymous

    It’s the ugliest table I’ve ever seen. Why are so many screws visible? And why waste touch technology on one gesture that could just as easily have been a small button. So many designers don’t understand when and when not to use touch technology…

  • devunish

    This was Steve Jobs’ desk….until he replaced it with neatly stacked piles of cash.

  • wholesaledealer

    This is unique but I don’t know why my heart does not accept it. Beautiful home decoration is an important task for me but this table is not suitable for decoration of my home and office.

  • Chris

    looks like a star trek table

  • Boothefox

    Fugly ! And how is it more than just a bigass box of… Nothing. You can’t even sit at it :)

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Leander KahneyLeander Kahney is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac. He is the NYT bestselling author of Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products; Inside Steve’s Brain; Cult of Mac; and Cult of iPod. Leander has written for Wired, MacWeek, Scientific American, and The Guardian in London. Follow Leander on Twitter @lkahney and Facebook.

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