Clearly, it’s the best ping pong table ever.
Alas, only a flashy young billionaire with a huge pad can afford Calma e Gesso’s floating crystal and glass tennis court — but that’s sort of the point of Architectural Digest’s annual Home Design Show, which will take over Piers 92 and 94 through Sunday.
The show boasts 400 international brands — and here are four of the products:
1 The glass ping pong table
Davide and Gabriele Adriano of Italian brand Calma e Gesso have reinvented the home game room with this 880-pound floating crystal glass ping pong table — perfect for a bachelor with $30,000 to burn.
“Thanks to a series of spectacular inventions, it is now possible for even the most competitive professional players to enjoy a game of ping pong on a table made of glass,” the design team said in a statement.
2 Audio throwback
It’s your granddad’s old record player reimagined for the 21st century.
This modern record console, design by audio furniture company Symbol, is inspired by the console hi-fis of the 1950s. It has a hand-built tube amplifier and turntable — but is also tricked out for present-day gadgets.
To stream music digitally, just switch from turntable to WiFi and you can control music selections from your iPhone, iPod, iPad or computer.
The price: A cool $19,995.
3 The Che Guevara candle
And you thought the Yankee candle was expensive!
This limited-edition candle by 367-year-old luxury cult candlemaker Maison de Cire Trudon will be on sale for $95.
The brand, founded in Paris in the 1600s and known to have supplied candles to Louis XIV, names its products for historical figures.This one was inspired by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and has overtones of leather and tobacco.
4 Locally sourced furniture
For some homegrown talent, look no further than the work of Aaron Poritz, who uses lumber harvested from his father’s land in Vermont to build high-end custom furniture.
The May bed, identifiable by its exposed structural joints, is constructed by master craftsmen from Brooklyn and Massachusetts. It comes in cherry, white oak or walnut and goes for a whopping $6,200.
[Source:- NY Daily news]