About Sisyphus table
The technology is created to improve our comfort level anyway. When it comes about choosing the best coffee table I have a proposal for you. Maybe you have heard about Sisyphus table and about its creator, Bruce Shapiro.
We all want to enjoy the best home décor. We want to turn a house into a home and this is one of the reasons why people consider the indoor décor so important. We must feel comfortable and relaxed but we also want the highest technology installed.
In the following rows of this article I will talk about its creation and about how the Kinetic Art Table will improve both your mood and your inside décor. If you are interested then you should continue your reading.
Who is Sisyphus and why Sisyphus?
For the people who didn’t know, Sisyphus is a Greek mythology character condemned by the Gods to roll a boulder up a mountain, but the boulder turned back all the time so he had to do the same thing for an eternity.
This story was the inspiration source when Bruce Shapiro created this piece of furniture. He did not sow Sisyphus punishment, as it was, just a punishment. He considered him as a path creator.
This exactly what his invention does. It creates various paths transforming them into incredible pattern. The way they are created is so smooth and elegant that he says that it could be created music after the magnetic ball movements.
His creation is not just a piece of furniture, it is real art in permanent movement.
How does Sisiphus work?
First, you should know that these tables comes in various materials and the shape is round no matter its size. You can go for metal, wood and metal or just wood. It also comes in various colors so they can perfectly fit in inside your home.
The top of the table is covered with glass and under that glass top the magic happens. Everything is based on sand and a magnetic ball that it is activated by a high technology mechanism placed under the table where no one could see it.
Everything started when its creator studied the art motion control. He even created a website with this name, where he explains the technology he uses so he can create these beautiful things.
It does not look as a table with sand underneath. It looks like under the glass top a sculpture is born right in front of your eyes. The artist is saying that to be able to achieve this piece of art he had to work and improve the technology for about three years.
He compares his work with music or more exactly with a music player, because once it is plugged in you will be able to choose from a path playlist and you will see the magic happen. It is smart table, because it can be connected to a mobile app or you can use a browser so you can connect it to your WiFi router.
If you sue the mobile app connected to your table, you will be able to control the ball speed and the tabletop could be enlightened.
Its creator does not keep any secret from the people who are interested. If you visit the official website, he gives there every small detail joined by small videos or pictures regarding the manufacturing process. I will not bore you with all the technical details because I am not that good at it and some terms seem like Chinese for me.
Another great thing about this table is that you have the possibility to draw your own patterns thanks to the mobile app. This way you can work your imagination ability as well. You will be able to customize your table just as you might wish.
Another detail you should be aware of is that for the moment, they only created an app for iOS operating systems but they are working on releasing one for Android systems as well.
Here I do not have too many things to add. I have read the reviews posted by the people who bought such table and decided to post their opinions on the official website or forums.
In one word, they were delighted. They were pleased with the table received, with the delivery system and with everything. They couldn’t wait to plug it in and install the app so they could see it running.
They were also pleased with the manufacturing materials used such as the highest quality type of wood and the perfectly finished metal. The tables improved their indoor decors and made them even more elegant.
Considering the smoothness with which the ball is creating these paths just by watching it, you will be able to distress yourself and forget about all your worries. It is of a real help when you consider practicing a meditation session.
When it comes about the price, after reading this article you should understand that the prices reflect the quality of this piece of art. You should not consider that it will be a cheap investment but it is not overpriced either.
Also the delivery period, especially for the customized tables, might differ according with the complexity of your requests and also according with the number of orders.
The price might vary according with the request you might have when you customize it. For example for a metal side table you might have to pay around $ 1,300. If you order a coffee table made from the same materials and with the same color you could pay around $ 1,900.
Sisyphus warranty and refund policy
They offer a limited warranty period. For example, they offer a one year warranty for the metal parts and two years warranty for the wood parts. Everything that refers to the hardware accessories, if they were used properly will be covered by the warranty policy as well.
You should not imagine that if you tear apart the table, you would benefit of warranty.
When we are talking about the refund policy, you must be aware that you could benefit of it only if the shipment was not accomplished. This means that you could cancel your order before it arrives at your doorsteps and you will receive your money back in no longer than 10 business days.
If you want a piece of furniture that will both improve your inside décor and will also be considered a piece of art, this is the table you should buy. As I said it is not a cheap investment but if you can afford it then you should go for it.
After reading the reviews, i have nothing bad to say about this type of kinetic art table or smart table, no matter how you might like to call it.