Pingtuated Equilibripong is a regulation size ping pong table that easily converts to a dining table by removing the ‘net’.
Desinged and built be Axel Yberg of Akke Functional Art, this piece is constructed from seven species of exotic wood in chop-block style, live edge slabs (balck walnut, cherry, and holly), reclaimed plumbing pipes and fittings, glass, mirror, steel, aircraft cable, and Edison reproduction light bulbs.
The name is a play on Stephen J. Gould’s theory of evolution (Punctuated Equilibrium) where things stay relatively the same for long periods of time and then, abruptly, a major change occurs – as opposed to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution where things change gradually. Axel was making his pieces with little recognition for some time before he exhibited at the ICFF 2011. Shortly after, he was asked to display four pieces in Bloomingdale’s windows, and then, with the creation of this piece, he has gained considerably more recognition.

Photo credits: Robert Lowell Photography