Want To Ride A Seesaw Again? Then Sit Down At This Table!

When it comes to playground equipment meant for two it is hard to top a seesaw. It has been more than a few years since most of us have indulged in this childhood joy. Dutch designer Marleen Jansen has married that joy with a table in a concept that brings the playground into the dining room. It is called The Courtesy Table and requires two people to keep things in balance while they eat.

The Courtesy Table (Image via Marleen Jansen)The Courtesy Table (Image via Marleen Jansen)

Sitting at this table not only requires two people, but the cooperation of both parties to either maintain balance or to engage in the reciprocation of play. It can lead to an extra bit of danger should you have an argument and one of you decides to storm out of the room. That, in turn, could result in food taking flight to unusual destinations.

The Courtesy Table (Image via Marleen Jansen)The Courtesy Table (Image via Marleen Jansen)

The table is just a concept and is a part of Jansen's school dissertation. The idea is to force good manners on the people involved since you can't just get up and walk away without dumping the other person on the floor. While it doesn't stop the people involved from eating with their fingers or "planking" their knives, it does require being aware and considerate of the other person.

The Courtesy Table (Image via Marleen Jansen)The Courtesy Table (Image via Marleen Jansen)

While it may just be a concept at this point, I could see this table as a great tool to be used in couples therapy since both parties need to compromise to make it work.

Sources: Gizmodo, Marleen Jansen