Designed by Ron Arad for the Cosentino Group, this is not the usual table tennis table you are used to. The 10 LAYERS project was born during a visit by the Israeli designer to the Cosentino Group factory in Almería, Spain.
“Although I was there for a different purpose all together – to identify the suitable material for the covering of a tower – I could not help but wonder what else I could have done do with this magical material”, says Ron Arad. “So I thought about doing something that would allow us to enjoy the material in a completely new and different way.”
10 LAYERS is not just any ping pong table, it is made from stainless steel and bronze, and is characterised by a curvilinear central part along its length. “My idea was in fact to slow down the game and make the dribbles last longer”, continues Arad.
The playing area consists of 10 Silestone sheets in four different shades: Iconic White (pure white), Kensho (light grey), Cemento Spa (dark grey) and Negro Tebas (black). The result is a reinterpretation of the classic ping pong table that provides unusual playing surface and targeted landing spaces for the balls of the players.