Successful industrial designer, Marc Newson, originally designed an early production of the 100% carbon fiber black hole table back in 1988, but it didn’t live up to his standards. Finally in 2006, Marc was able to perfect the design and manufacturing process, and created ten tables.
The table has an interesting design, making use of solely three legs, and a triangular shape on top. Being all one piece, you can see why the manufacturing process must have been so difficult to perfect.
When the tables have gone up for auction, they are usually estimated to sell for a whopping $200,000-$400,000. In June of 2007, the first edition (1/10) was sold for $370,000. The most recently sold table (4/10) went on auction and was estimated to pull in somewhere between $200,000-$300,000, but ended up selling for $150,000 (plus a 22.5% premium). All of the tables are signed by the artist.