Is a single piece of furniture in a gallery in 2005 first brought Ishigami to broad public notice. Table was an ordinary object of extraordinary proportions. It consisted of a single piece of pre-stressed steel, 9.5m long and 2.6m wide but only 3mm thick, upon which a still life of household objects were held suspended on a perfectly horizontal plane 1.1m above the floor. The unearthly proportions induced the uncanny sense that the space around the table was a liquid that had separated out into two factions, like oil and water, with the surface being the boundary separating the two. This perception was heightened when the delicate equilibrium was disturbed, such as by picking up a wineglass, which would set off wave-like tremors coursing across the tabletop. Defying gravity and utility in equal measure.