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Monoliths: Concrete Ping Pong Tables & Benches

Architect Murray Barker and artist Laith McGregor collaborated on a project that rethinks the way ping pong tables are made. Monoliths resulted in two massive ping pong tables and benches that turn the functional pieces into sculptural objects.

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The public art project was done for the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in Melbourne and is meant to be grouped together to form a new interactive gathering place for the university.

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The tables are made of concrete with copper inlaid details and bead-blasted stainless steel nets.

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Photos by Abigail Varney.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.