Home Disco Turns The Coffee Table Into A Dancing Platform, Complete With Smoke And Lasers

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What's the best way to set up a small dance area in your home?  Meet the Home Disco. It  actually sounds like a sensible idea.  No, strike that, it's downright brilliant, turning an erstwhile coffee table into a one-person dancing platform, complete with club effects.

Created by the German-born but London-based Moritz Waldemeyer, the very original contraption reflects the same wild and crazy aesthetics that has made the designer a much-sought-after figure.  It was commissioned by UK design magazine Wallpaper, who gave Moritz  the task of putting together whatever images the term Home Disco conjured up.  This was the result.

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During the day, the Home Disco acts like a stylish coffee table, adorning your living room while playing host to strewn magazines, half-empty glasses and tired feet.  When the lights go out, however, it sheds the quiet persona to display its true colors, acting as a dance platform where you can sweat the night away.

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The self-contained dance area accommodates built-in speakers and an iPod dock to churn out heart-thumping music.   A slew of lasers are beamed from the edges, enveloping the dancer on top in a cage of lights.  For that smoky disco effect, Moritz even threw in a Haze Machine, so you can suck up nasty fumes like in a real party.

Way cool, isn't it?  I think I just saw the next big Wii accessory: a dancing platform with lasers and smokes.  Seriously.   Dance, Dance Revolution could have been ten times more awesome with a similar rig in tow.

[Waldemeyer via We Heart]

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