trek. coffee. table.
I'm not sure furniture gets more funky (or maybe hokey) than Trek, a light-up coffee table inspired by -- I'm not kidding -- Star Trek. The thing comes from Jet Net in France, where they also make a Galactica Chair, a piece called Lunaar (that can be used as a chair, a table or a chandelier), and a few other products. Obviously they have a theme going on. Oh yeah, all of it lights up.
it. is. what. it. is.
I won't be putting a Trek in my house any time soon, but I'll give the designer points for doing what he set out to do. The table clearly looks like it's based on Star Trek. If I'm not mistaken, it's made to resemble the little Starfleet symbol they all wore on their shirts. (I just outed myself as a closet geek there, I know.)
going. where. no...
Don't surf away just yet, because it gets a little weirder. The Trek can also go where no coffee table has gone before: your swimming pool. As long as you take the light out first, supposedly it will float in your pool. That makes it the first piece of furniture I've seen that's indoor/outdoor/amphibious.
priced. in. this. world.
Considering that it lights up and all, I'd expect the Trek to carry an out-of-this-world price, but at $399 it doesn't seem too bad.