That ever-present and eternally frustrating fixture of ’80s culture—the Rubik’s Cube—was reimagined as a table (14 by 14 by 14 inches) for outdoor living thanks to Parvez Taj, a Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based designer. Taj, who has long fashioned UV-ink-coated (a technology he devised), acrylic, and internally lit cubes for use as tables, admits to having a personal connection to the Rubik’s table. “It’s iconic for me,” he says. “It’s a design object that brings me back to growing up in the ’80s. It’s the most profound cube I know.” And, fortunately, with the cube’s newest incarnation, there’s no solving—or assembly—required. ($500; Parvez Taj)
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