Furniture and accessories manufacturer Wyrmwood Gaming is re-releasing their innovative Modular Gaming Table, a popular design that was waylaid in recent years by supply shortages that have since been resolved. The MGT is essentially a dining table whose surface can be removed in panels, revealing a sunken gaming or crafting area beneath:
Magnetic slots around the perimeter of the table, both inside and out, can be fitted with accessories to hold, well, anything and everything:
If you've never seen one of these before, it has to be seen to be believed:
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The tables can be configured in a variety of heights, dimensions and shapes:
They're made from solid wood, also buyer-specified:
There's even an optional box filled with slotted foam inserts, to hold the table leaves when they're removed:
Wyrmwood, which manufactures the tables in America, says they've built some 10,000 to date. For the re-launch, they chose to run a Kickstarter campaign as a means of managing both pre-orders and rolling batch production (the company can produce 100 tables per week, or 400 a month), selling them in ten separate delivery-window "waves" of 400 buyers each. A reservation amount of $299 is required (with the final price to be determined once the user goes through the company's digital table configurator tool, available to pledgers in two weeks' time). After the campaign went live, the company hit their $1,000,000 target within hours.
I'm in awe of the sheer amount of accessories the design team has devised for the tables. If you're a furniture or accessories designer, you'll find this 17-minute rundown both bewildering and inspiring:
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I may be working with them in the future on a coffee table that opens up like a fishing box on both sides with compartmented trays for Lego storage and play. Please contact me if you want to pursue this.
You may want to look into their current situation with an ex employee. Andy Morocco had come up with the idea for their hexagonal dice tray system but after coming forward about allegations of workplace SA he was fired and not compensated for his design.