Featured in over 100 media outlets, the Float tables are acclaimed for their capricious, yet sturdy disposition.

The table elastically deforms and stabilizes when force is applied. Watch it at https://vimeo.com/51625557

The Float Table is a matrix of "magnetized" wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.

It's classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float's dynamic character.

The Brag Collection of tables and benches are characterized by cut and color. Coming soon...

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About

RPR is a design company that specializes in the invention and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and robotic installations.

We transform traditionally static furniture into responsive objects using innovative engineering techniques and artisanal craftsmanship.

We relish in defying expectations through artful execution with a staunch allegiance to utility, (apparent) simplicity and technical excellence. From levitating and balancing tables to sensor-based robotic chandeliers and shelving systems, our transformable products increase the versatility and enhance the aesthetic of residential and commercial spaces

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Jessica Banks, Founder

Described as a creative hybrid, Jessica Banks invents products that transform how people think about the future of decor.

Banks founded RockPaperRobot, a company that redefines traditionally static objects (e.g., furniture and lighting) into ones that respond and react in real-time. Inspired by physics principles, Jessica's creations expand the functional and aesthetic versatility of homes and workplaces. From levitating and disappearing tables to robotic chandeliers and shelves, RPR aligns time-honored craftsmanship with progressive engineering: think Charles Eames's and Judy Jetson's wedding registry.

A trained roboticist, Jessica holds an Engineer's and a Master's degree from MIT, where she was in the Humanoid Robotics Group within the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. She left graduate school just shy of her Ph.D. (in the 24th grade!) to teach about distributed power systems in MIT's Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. Jessica also holds a B.S. in General Physics from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in creative writing- a combination which actually makes more sense on a quantum level.

Jessica's multi-disciplinary background has established her as a strategic and technical resource. This work includes projects such as campaign consultation for large ad agencies, development of global initiatives, viable products, and market strategies for international corporations, and design of robotic projects for Frank Gehry and Michel Gondry. She also used to be Al Franken's personal assistant.

Banks speaks at numerous conferences on topics ranging from science to manufacturing and her work has been featured in over 100 media outlets. She lives in Brooklyn and has superhuman peripheral vision.

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inquire@rockpaperrobot.com

63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 192
Brooklyn, NY 11205

347.762.6848