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Marleen Jansen’s See-Saw Table Explores Mealtime Manners
Posted By Helen Morgan On November 7, 2011 @ 2:53 pm In carousel showcase,green furniture,green Interiors | No Comments
Dutch designer Marleen Jansen  has brought play-time to the dining room with her re-invention of the quintessential playground toy — the see-saw. The De Tafelwip project is a fun and fanciful table that encourages excellent table manners by suspending diners in the air with the hanging possibility of a woeful outcome – if one person leaves, the other will fall!
Developed from Jansen’s dissertation ‘Being Forced Voluntarily’ (Ongedwongen moeten), the table explores the unspoken rules of sharing a meal. The see-saw table prevents one person from leaving before the other has finished, highlighting meal-time etiquette and generating a fun edge of uncertainty. One wrong move and you could go crashing to the floor!
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