Designer Stelios Mousarris claims his new Rocket Coffee Table was inspired by childhood memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing with action figures. But perhaps repressed memories of the Cold War, and the threat of nuclear war, also played a part in its creation.
Made using both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques including woodworking on a lathe, 3D-printing, and plastic resin casting, the table’s glass top is supported by five rockets racing towards space. Or are those five intercontinental ballistic missiles, racing to wipe out our nation’s enemies? Either way, with a price just north of $5,500, few of us will actually be buying one for our living rooms—or fallout shelters.