Hi there, I'm Rufus

This is my story.

Maker: FENNIE+MEHL Architects with Creative Wood and NOVO Construction

Keeping with this year’s theme of “Peace, Love & Chairity”, our concept was to embody the revolutionary spirit of the 1960’s. With this in mind, we wanted to present a furniture piece that begins as a traditional and simple table and can then transform – multiple times – into unexpected experiences. While staying inspired by one of the major threads that tied the 1960’s together – great music and entertainment.

Meet Rufus! In the default position, Rufus appears as a handsome console table. But once the tabletop pivots open, a fully functioning turntable allows you to spin your favorite grooves, whether it’s for a social get-together or an impromptu dance party! Furthermore, the tabletop flips open once again to reveal a groovy checkerboard table, perfect for indoor or outdoor game nights.

Rufus’ features include:

  • A vibrantly colored vinyl checkerboard tabletop with custom hand painted game pieces.
  • A hinged tabletop reveals a hidden plug-in style turntable and additional storage space for smaller items.
  • Those with a slightly larger trunk can transport Rufus relatively easily to parks, parties, or other venues to keep the party going.

Rufus takes the cultural revolution of the 60’s and presents a literal revolution of music and joy at a time when it is finally starting to feel normal again to get together and party!

Watch the DJ Rufus video!

Watch the Rufus set-up video!

Where Have I Been?

Donated by Jenna Ruth, one of our Principal designers the table found her as it was being left on a curb 10 years ago. After a fun trip on public transit to her home, and a coat of paint, it was well-loved as the go-to table for drinks with friends and a card game. Our studio along with Creative Wood and NOVO Construction helped transform this table into Rufus - a game night table with integrated music and a 60's vibe that will continue to create great memories.

Rufus is participating in the 2022 Chairity Auction at Almanac Brewery, 651 West Tower Avenue, Alameda, CA.

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