It is not very often that people try and design unusual and one-of-a-kind stuff when it comes to sports equipment as they are as a rule supposed to be ‘standard’. Apart from meddling with chess boards and their pieces not many people tend to bother with sports goods or try to bling them up with a sparkle or two. But designer Rirkrit Tiravanija along with Nathalie Karg’s Cumulus Studios wanted to create something more vivid and striking for the sport of Ping Pong and they ended up creating the super shiny and highly polished ‘Limited Edition’ chrome Ping Pong table.
Uber-cool and real bright (blinding, if you happen to have a match under lights) the table tries to unite the sport with its environment creating a unified image. For a game that is very little beyond lawn tennis on a table (with contestants outside the playing surface), Ping Pong has become pretty popular across the globe and fast and this $55,000 piece of work could further promote it in your neighborhood.
With only 10 of these being made, if you want one then you better hurry; though with its chrome surface you would most likely be cleaning more than playing and surely will never invite John McEnroe for a game at your place!