Luxury table tennis, anyone? While you can always play ping pong on a small slab of plywood and a net, that’s not nearly half as fun as doing it on an excessively decadent shining surface. The Chrome Ping Pong Table (dubbed “The Future Is Chrome”) sports mirror-polished stainless steel everywhere you look, making the relatively low-overhead game of hitting a ball back and forth infinitely more dramatic.
Created by Argentina-born Rirkrit Tiravanija, the blindingly reflective game table isn’t supposed to do anything to aid your crappy play. In fact, the mirrored surface is likely to end up being a distraction. I don’t know if I should play on it or just stare at the damn thing. It looks gorgeous.
The Chrome Ping Pong Table measures 9 x 5 x 30 feet, which is the regulation size for international competition. While normal surfaces use some sort of manufactured hardboard with a low friction surface, this special edition playing area is pure steel. I don’t know whether that’s good or bad, but I think the ball will ricochet with a harder bounce on it. Better fine-tune your reflexes, cause that little plastic ball will fly.
Unfortunately, the table doesn’t come in a set. Would have been way cooler if it came with a steel cage net and heavy metal paddles, so I can whack my opponent in the head after a particularly heated exchange. Regardless, the thing looks insanely cool and should fit right in with the rest of your luxury ensemble.