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The Netherlands-based designer Marleen Jansen has created the De tafelwip or the Seesaw Table. The De tafelwip is composed of a seesaw seating and a dining table. The unique design prevents one person from leaving the table in the middle of a dinner or before the other person has finished eating. In designer’s words, “A project, developed after Marleens dissertation entitled ‘being forced voluntarily’ on the subject of table manners. How to steer the user of my product? How to prevent people from walking away from the table whilst having dinner? Well, to solve this problem, she created this table with see-saw seating. If one leaves the table, the other diner ends up on the floor.”
Photography: Wim de Leeuw