The nostalgia-inducing Rocket Coffee Table was designed by the Cyprus-based furniture designer Stelios Mousarris, in continuation of his creation of surreal and sculptural art objects.
“I have been collecting toys and action figures and anything nostalgic from my childhood until this day,” Mousarris remembers. Every time I take a look at my collectibles, I remember my childhood, when I used to play for hours on end without a care in the world. I wanted to recreate that feeling of carefreeness and nostalgia with the rocket coffee table.”, said Moussaris.
The nostalgia-inducing ‘rocket coffee table’ continues the designer’s creation of surreal and sculptural objects.
The piece brings fluffy, cartoon-like clouds and aerial rockets from a personal toy collection to life in the form of a functional object. In its realization, ‘rocket coffee table’ combines various techniques from lathe to 3D printing, resin casting and traditional hand carved elements.
Each of the individual rockets remains unattached to the glass, allowing the user to generate their own desired structure and configuration. The table is designed to tap into the playful minds of nostalgic adults and children alike.
“Rocket coffee table” combines various manufacturing techniques from lathe to 3D printing.
The individual rockets remain unattached to the glass, allowing the user to generate their own desired structure.
According to Stelio, this rocket piece is also fashioned to draw a smile on the face of nostalgic adults, children, and children trapped in adult bodies.