No, this isn’t some kind of illusion or mock up. You can buy the Cassette coffee tables by Altar Furniture right now.
Not that they come cheap, but there is a reason for that. Each of these is a 1:10 scale copy of a that one-time essential, the music tape. Each one is built by hand, with the designs inspired by the tapes you might recall from your youth – demos, bootlegs, mix tapes, personal compilations, you know the kind of thing. There is even a table based on the first music cassette from 1964.
Each is made of MDF, then hand painted before being decorated with vinyl decals. The legs are sandblasted and powder coated iron and each table contains 120 metres of satin, to give you a ‘real tape feeling,’.
So you can see why these don’t come cheap. €1,925 to be precise.