Gravity-Defying ‘Inception’ Coffee Table Suspends a City Skyline Over Itself

Designer Stelios Mousarris has added to his Inception-inspired series of coffee and dining tables, Wave City, with a new, sleek black edition coffee table. We continue to marvel at the gravity-defying design, which elegantly curves a fictional cityscape upside down, interpreting one of the most iconic scenes from Christopher Nolan's 2010 film.

Created from wood, steel, and 3D printing, the limited edition piece's black matte finish lends a film-noir feel. It's not difficult to imagine figures in dark trench coats and fedoras hustling through the dark, ominous streets, surrounded by endless rows of skyscrapers. The steel frame gives sturdy support to the dangling skyline. This limited edition table has an entirely different feel than its natural finish counterpart, with the continuous curve allowing light to filter through the cityscape, thus playing on the light/dark contrast inherent in the black design.

The table measures 40 inches (100 centimeters) long, 20 inches (50 centimeters) wide, and 18 inches (45 centimeters) high, leaving plenty of surface space for coffee table books and a game of cards. Mousarris' entire line, including the black Wave City coffee table, is available via his website.

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All images via Stelios Mousarris.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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