Open Table Tennis is a hypothetical proposal for a series of publicly installed ping pong tables. Two iterations are presented - one made from welded steel, and the other from solid granite. The installations are envisioned as cost-effective, durable, yet beautiful and engaging interactive public works.
The tables are permanent installations which host social interaction, and which allow cities, corporations, and individuals to reinvest in their parks and plazas. The relationship between people and the city personified is defined by the quality of their interactions in public spaces. Is the city perceived as indifferent, domineering, or as an accommodating partner in work and play?
Open Table Tennis is a project about the unique challenge of designing for public spaces, and also an exercise in visualization and compositing.