I once had a friend who, at the mere mention of Stargate, would perk up like a child about to receive his long-awaited Christmas gift from Santa. Eventually I realized that his obsession wasn’t merely with the show and the Jaffa warrior known as Teal’c, but with “sphincters”, as he called them. He had grandiose plans to install a “sphincter” as an entrance to his bedroom, and though his plans for that long ago fell to the wayside, I think he would appreciate the design of this particular table.
The Capstan Table, designed by British furniture manufacturer DB Fletcher, is a table like nothing I’ve ever seen. For 10,000+ £, you too can own a table to put the Stargate to shame. Using “the latest mechanical design techniques“, DB Fletcher has created a table that expands with the press of a button, almost like magic! Even more impressive is that the table remains perfectly circular in the process, unlike those crappy Canadian tables that get all square-like.
Pictured above is dining room of someone rich enough to spend tens of thousands of pounds on a table. The owner enjoys being able to expand the seating from 6-12 spots when people come to visit him… in the middle of the ocean… on his boat.
Given how expensive the Capstan Table is, and the fact that only a few are produced each year, I’m guessing that only rich super villains and oil tycoons bother purchasing them. The design is incredibly interesting and I bow to the engineering brilliance of whoever designed these, but given how expensive these tables are, I can understand why DB Fletcher doesn’t sell very many of them. Perhaps one day they’ll be sold at a price point that lowly peons such as myself can afford.
You can commission your very own Capstan Table online through the DB Fletcher Website. Hell, they’ll even fly out a person to install the thing for you.