The Kanagawa Coffee Table Gives Me the Heebie-Geebies

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It's not coffee that I'd place on my Kanagawa table, should I ever procure one, but RAID.

Centipede aesthetics aides, designer William Mecker has nothing but warm things to say about his freaky-deaky table:

Inspired by the work of kinetic sculptors Theo Jansen & Reuben Margolin, the Kanagawa Coffee Table is the result of a merge between the warm aesthetic of wood and cold feel of mechanics. The table is constructed of 298 pieces of laser cut Baltic Birch plywood, oak dowels, rubber "o" rings, and conduit that are set into an elegant & complex wave motion with a turn of the hand crank. The clear glass top makes for the perfect window to view the inner workings & measures at 50″x30″, offering plenty of usable space


And a word of warning to any crank-turners eager to set this thing into motion: I'll spray you too. [Laughing Squid via MAKE]