A company called Altar Furniture has a spiffy line of coffee tables that resemble audio cassettes from the 1960s through the 1990s. As you can see above, conversion kits are available if you would prefer to use the same basic cassette component for a dining table or a desk.
The cassette tables are available to buy, but they aren’t cheap. All the models go for the same price of 1,925 Euros (about $2,120).
One of the designs pays homage to “the first compact music cassette ever manufactured,” a Philips product released in 1964. Many of the available models emulate actual demo cassettes used in the early days of bands like Metallica, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. Other touchstones include Día de Muertos, Cypress Hill, the Dead Kennedys, and the Sugar Hill Gang.
The best thing, though? Let’s go to the Altar website:
Each table contains 120 meters of satin, to give you a real tape feeling, and yes, the wheels turn in the table. Make sure not to unwind all of it, it is a nightmare to put back.
Now that’s the picture I want to see, how one of these tables looks after your bratty 7-year-old nephew gets through with it…....
Might as well end this post with a classic song about the joys of taping music off the radio, Bow Wow Wow’s “C30, C60, C90, Go!”
via Retro to Go
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Customized cassette tape coffee tables