A Jetsons-like Table

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Very quietly the Jetsons turned 50 years old at the end of the year. What is your favorite technology in the Jetsons? Some of it has actually come to life! Flat screens, portable tv sort of things and the like obviously came to fruition, but plenty has not. I kind of like the pills that they eat for food. Or maybe getting on the conveyor belt to get clothed and prepped in the morning. That would be nice on some days.

One concept that looks like it came straight from the Jetsons is featured on Yanko Design. Yana Christiaens concepted a levitating table, yep levitating. The design of the table immediately says ‘future.’ Using the inspiration and principles that power the Maglev Train, magnetic levitation, the table would hover above a steel plate. The electromagnets on the table are pointed towards the plate to maintain the force. This of course means you could change the height of the table by adjusting the magnetic field. Can you imagine taking your table down to kid size when they want to play and then raising it up to belly bar size when you have a party? How cool! Well, at least until the power goes off. And who knows what electromagnetic forces may do to our health. Don’t get your hopes up too high. The piece is still just a concept.  But perhaps when some of the other Jetsons-like technology arrives this table will too


2 reviews or comments

dean Says: January 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

what happens if a child or pet passes under the table and interfere with the magnetic field?

Paul Wujek Says: January 27, 2013 at 7:38 am

You couldn’t have that around your kids, the required magnetic field is just too dangerous to even think about having it in your house.

For example, you drop a stainless steel knife, where does it go? Well the answer is straight to the closes magnet, your let is between it and the magnet, well no problem, it’ll just go right through your leg.

So the verdict is looks neat, but it is stupidly dangerous to have around just for this little party trick.

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