Filed under: Gadgets
Pool tables come in all shapes and sizes, but until recently the technology and design of different brands has remained fairly uniform. But a unique design coming from Australian industrial design student Craig Nottage is changing all that, and revolutionizing the way some look at pool table technology. Its transparent surface is the result of replacing the usual slate with toughened glass and topping it with a patented transparent resin called Vitrik instead of the usual felt. It supposedly feels nearly the same to play on as any other pool table, plus you get the sensation of the balls floating on air as they roll across towards the pocket. $25,000
I like it. What do you think?
Gallery: Nottage Design's Glass Pool Table
Now that's a pool table.
The above masterpiece is from the custom Luxury Billiards line available through BallerToys. The Noblesse Luxury Billiards Table (above) retails for $177,000. From BallerToys:
"The legs and ornamental decoration are finished in gold leafs, and the rails feature inlaid 18 carat gold diamonds. This luxury pool table also features high quality professional cloth and microfiber pockets with built-in LED or fiber optic lighting."
The tables in the Luxury Billiards collection are designed by world champion Billiardsman Vincent Facquet, and currently, the neo-gothic "Royal" and "Majeste" are also available at the same price. The tables all include a large cue and ball drawer, as well as back-lit pockets.
More information is available from BallerHouse.
Filed under: Decor
Metal sculpture artist Dan Romano of Carbon Studio in Colorado has branched off in a new direction by creating handmade metal billiard tables. The Romano 6 sculpted billiard tables are made with Italian slate which is set on four steel legs. Another contemporary touch is that the table has rubber pockets. Each is an individual work of art and prices start at $23,000.