CRATE & BARREL
Yet another exclusive. This time Crate & Barrel offers typographers (and the public) the Alpha Coffee Table. With each letter resembling a single oversize letterpress unit, it flushes out a sturdy 36'' steel frame and incorporates wood block font families, all while not discriminating against icon ornaments and San Serifs. Below is a brief of the table provided by Crate and Barrel.
"This one-of-a-kind conversation table was inspired by a Paris flea market find, then designed exclusively for us by a London graphic designer with a penchant for, and a large personal collection of, antique printers' blocks. Iconic top is carved from one single piece of wood with raised letters and numbers painted in 10 different colors. Vintage crackled finish varies slightly from table to table and adds to the "as found" charm. Top is protected with tempered glass and framed modern in a soft black powdercoated steel base."