The Labyrinth Table is a wooden coffee table by artist and furniture maker Benjamin Nordsmark that features an elaborate labyrinth under the glass table top. The labyrinth is populated by figurines that can be moved about via magnetic knobs underneath the table.
The Labyrinth Table was created to show how a wellknown object like a table can be given an extra dimension by creating a small universe inside of it. The labyrinth consist of several walls under a sheet of diamont glass, and inside of it there are six characteristic figures that can be moved around by handles underneath it. – Most people possibly remember from their childhood how they used to play with miniature figures in small universe similar to the real world. And these nostalgic feelings are the ones that the table should generate in people minds and encourage them to explore and go deeper into the story of the labyrinth. The table was built up with a main core in steel to make it strong enough to last for decades and was later on covered up with 5 mm. of massive maple wood. A nice thing about this detail is that the handles stick to all the surfaces on the table because of the magnetisme.
Elegant Wooden Coffee Table with an Elaborate Labyrinth: