While pingpong, that classic pastime, has enjoyed a serious surge in hipness over the past few years, its eyesore of a regulation green surface (with a few notable exceptions) has not. James DeWulf upped the bar on table tennis tables, serving up a combination ping-pong/dining table that debuted to acclaim and delight at May’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair. The table, with acid-etched service lines and a smooth surface that ensures great bounce, was constructed to last a lifetime and is resistant to moisture, salt air, and freeze-thaw cycles. and, in a feat that could only be achieved by a magician of concrete, DeWulf managed to make the table only one elegant inch thick. Game on!
Katie Mendelson is the assistant editor of GARDEN DESIGN.