Graffiti artist Justin Nanfelt along with creative brothers Taylor and Zach Calmus pooled their talents to create Taybles, a wonderful retro-styled line of handmade coffee tables that look just like old school audio cassettes, complete with cup holders, LED lights and a clever storage compartment where the tape would normally be. These inventive tables are available for purchase through Etsy and through the Taybles site.
TAYBLES is comprised of three young artists / entrepreneurs (Taylor, Justin and Zach) who set out to make a product that would not only be a functional piece of furniture, but also a nostalgic piece of art. Influenced by homemade mixtapes, pop-art and modern design, TAYBLES caters to musicians, artists and the young at heart. We at TAYBLES also believe in “paying to forward.” A part of every sale goes to charity. The TAYBLES started a few years ago as a mere dream of Taylor’s. “As a kid, I grew up with a tape player in my car listening to Dad’s old cassettes like Rolling Stones and Cheap Trick.” Excited to work in a new medium, Taylor set to work on making the TAYBLES prototype in his closet sized workshop at the apartment he managed in Los Angeles. “I would often work late at night, and would worry about my tenants complaining about noise.” After completing the prototype Taylor and Justin realized what a fantastic product the TAYBLES was. They moved production out of the storage closet and into the hands of Taylor’s brother Zach who specializes in woodworking and has been building furniture for the last 10 years (his most prized possession is his hand-crafted pool table). Together they collaborated to redesign the TAYBLES to the unique, simplistic, captivating design that you see today.
via So Super Awesome