Taeki Oh

Posted on July 30, 2007 Under Design

In the category of slick websites without a whole lot on them, we have taekioh.com, the portfolio site for designer Taeki Oh. Between the clicking menus and the porn-groove soundtrack, Oh has a real doozy on his hands. There is one very good reason to click over: his Conceptual Drawing Table. Now (and if I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times), I support interactive home furnishings, and that’s what we have here. The Conceptual Drawing Table is a black wood, glass and (probably) plastic concoction that allows whomever is near it to change its look simply by touching it. The application of pressure"”or possibly cool temperature, I can’t tell which "” turns the jet black surface of the table to aquamarine along the trail of said pressure or temperature. Think of how great it would be to have a whole room of these things. You’d never have to pay attention to your guests again! Screw adult conversation! It’d just be like kindergarten again. Everyone could just doodle.

By the way, did you notice the punning title of the Conceptual Drawing Table? It’s a table that you can make conceptual drawings on/with, but while it might be a table for making conceptual drawings, it’s not actually a “drawing table” but more of an end table in form. And, as if that wasn’t enough, I’d say the whole idea for the table is pretty “conceptual.” So we’ve got a lot happening here in three words. My English major’s hat off to you, Mr. Oh.