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Coffee Table Doubles As Mega-Sized Nintendo Game Controller

Coffee Table Doubles As Mega-Sized Nintendo Game Controller
Design & Architecture

Custom design studio creates fully functional piece of furniture for playing classic NES games.

Emma Hutchings
  • 23 april 2012

Charles Lushear of custom design studio The Boho Workbench in Venice Beach, California, has created this fully functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table. The table (which is 42″ x 18.25″ x 18″) ditches plastic in favor of maple, mahogany and walnut, and lets you play NES games using the aesthetically designed piece of furniture.

It features a removable glass top for when you aren’t playing games, a retractable cord, dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs. A nonfunctional version is available, as well as a composite materials version that is painted to look exactly like the original controller.

USB capability can also be added, and the designer is currently working on an inverted color scheme version and one with Wii capability for those without a NES console. The coffee tables are made to order and the production time is 4-6 weeks. The functional table costs $3,500 and this first creation is currently being raffled off by DudeIWantThat.com. Click through to see photos of the table and check out the video below to see it in action:

The Boho Workbench

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