It's taken half a year, but Seattle-based designer Jeff Skierka has finally nailed down the production of the previously-seen "Mixtape Table," a remarkably high-fidelity scale replica of a cassette tape in wood and glass, reimagined as a nostagic coffee table. Check it out:Per his original intention, the production version of the table is made from ply with a maple veneer, and the tabletop is in glass instead of plexi (additionally, the legs are in bent steel, roughly the same width as the 'magnetic tape,' as opposed to what looks like steel wire in the original). Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cassette tape, the Mixtape Table—a 12:1 scale replica of a cassette tape—is now available. The Mixtape Table is made of high-grade Baltic Birch Plywood with Maple veneer, solid American Walnut "tape" throughout, and a hand-rubbed oil finish. Each coffee table is built to order, hand-assembled and finished in Seattle by the JSD team. The table is completely reversible—sides A and B, stamped and numbered on one side. The glass top is 3/8" with a polished edge. The whole table sits on a custom base with hand-bent steel powder-coated legs.
There's certainly a lot to like about Skierka's flagship product, but all of that American-sourced and manufactured goodness doesn't come cheap: the Mixtape Table is priced at $4,950 (roughly five times more than Neulant Van Exel's similarly-inspired "Floppy Table").