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Introducing the Bubbling Jewel Coffee Table

Turn your living room into a mystical cave.
April 28, 2016, 3:20pm
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Ever wanted your living room to feel like a mystical cave? Well, now you can, thanks to the Kihou bubbling light coffee table by Tangent. The UK design firm makes lamps and furniture that that move and change over time, including the Kihou series which resembles liquid jewels.

We showed you Tangent's Kihou lamps last year, but the firm has kept busy, creating a clockwork installation at Milan Design Week, and a series of lamps that looks like a glowing rice paddy. Designers Hideki Yoshimoto and Edward Slater spearheaded the project, programming the seemingly chaotic bubbling to immitate the natural world. "The bubbles appear at random in the beginning and slowly repeat a pattern of synchronisation and desynchronisation, which mimics synchronization seen in nature, such as fireflies," they write in the product's description.


Check out modern furniture design's answer to fireflies in the video demonstration below.

See more from Tangent on their website.


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