Posh Pong

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.

This article was first published in Garden Design September/October 2011