(via) Until very recently, we had a ping pong table in the Scout office. We had to lose it because it took up too much space, but in a perfect world, we’d have several of them or, better yet, something along the lines of this circular table envisioned by Singapore-based artist Lee Wen. There’s just something so delightfully Dr. Seuss-ish about it: “Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all…”
One removable section acts as a gate to let players inside the circle, turning the Olympic sport of table tennis into a true multi-player game. This rendition involves a lot of running for participants on the outside of the table, and a lot of spinning in circles for those on the inside. Considered an interactive art exhibit, the portable Ping-Pong Go-Round has toured the world since Wen first created it in 1998, most recently gaining exposure at the Art Basel festival in Hong Kong.