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The iTable: Love It or Leave It?

I'll admit it, slapping "i" in front of anything is a surefire way to incite my curiosity. Swiss company Willisau (beware, the website's in German) is getting in on the i-action with the iTable, which is among the cutting-edge design offerings at this year's IMM Cologne, an international design fair.

IMM features mostly modern furniture, but Willisau seems to recognize that there's nothing more modern than integrating your tech into your home in a beautiful way.

The table itself is pretty hot — sleek, white-lacquered MDF with the feeling of a Parsons table. However, it plays music and recharges itself from the table. . . . just like any other iPod dock. The table is not yet for sale, and I suspect its pricing would affect how I feel about something that may be a glorified iPod dock.

What do you guys think?. . . Would you put this in your home?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it's really cool. i don't know if it's becuase of the i in front of the name or just the functionality. now if only i had a place to put that in my house
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
what an odd place for an ipod dock. i may as well eat at my desk.
dyskrasia dyskrasia 9 years
I'm actually partial to the Milk table, as seen in Uncrate's geek furniture section. :) It's designed by Søren Kjær and it's beautimous.
BlackPowerBunny BlackPowerBunny 9 years
i think a little music in the background is nice, but the dinner is the best time to have those memorable conversations.
sahayra sahayra 9 years
That's for a specific style of room, I don't think it would work everywhere.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
whattt?!?! strange
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 9 years
Eh, I dunno. It's a good idea though
d9rlcb d9rlcb 9 years
Leave it..there is no character!
Berlin Berlin 9 years
I love it, it's a gorgeous table that i'd never put in my home, but for an office? perfect!
acupofjoy acupofjoy 9 years
I prefer music not coming from my table...I prefer conversation around the table. Isn't that what eating at a table is for? Dinner parties...families...conversing? I'm all for returning to the art of conversation.
Puffly Puffly 9 years
I think it's good because it's sleek, but for me, it's too simple. x3 And because it's an iTable (stares at the 'i'), it probably will mean it will sell for a higher price than I would like to buy it for. So, if it's a high price and simple, I wouldn't want to buy it. xD But! I like the idea!
KadBunny KadBunny 9 years
Ooh I love it! Sleek and nice and clean. Smart idea, too. I almost want one but white makes me nervous; I'm not the tidiest person haha :p
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I think it's pretty bizarre!
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