Just when you thought the days of 3.5" floppy disks were gone, they are back in a new form. According to Laughing Squid
, "Floppy Table" is a new coffee table that bears a remarkable resemblance to floppy disks.
Designed by Axel van Exel and Marian Neulant, of Neulant van Exel, the Floppy Table is made of stainless steel and welded hot rolled steel; there is even a secret compartment behind the "shutter"; the promotional website
shows a remote control inside this hidden space.
Floppy table's measurements are 27.56" width x 25.59" height x 17.72" depth.
Sony had finally decided to pull the plug
on production and sale of floppy disks back in 2010. Japan, one of the last markets where floppies were still sold, saw its last supply in March 2011.
Long considered to be obsolete, at the time of Sony's decision, the old 3.5" disks were considered to go extinct on the commercial market. Today floppy disks pretty much serve only as a reminder of computing days gone by.
However, now there is a table to go with those old disks that may still be lying around. Perhaps those who still have some old floppies lying around can pair them with a new table and perhaps recycle them to be used as coasters like some people did with the old AOL disks.
The Floppy Table can be ordered through Neulant van Exel