Sisyphus High-Tech Zen Gardens Help Reduce Stress, Aid Meditation, and More
For the ultimate at-home relaxation experience, Sisyphus Industries designs unique handcrafted tables that function as in-home kinetic art sculptures and high-tech Zen gardens with a thin layer of sand and a steel ball, creating dune patterns that produce a continuously changing and meditative environment in any space. The tables are customizable from start to finish, offering consumers the option to choose their table’s base material, size, veneer, and lighting.
Sisyphus tables come pre-loaded with a default playlist and more than 30 paths or “tracks,” and users that download the Sisyphus app on a phone, tablet or computer browser can also add and share tracks, as well as create their own custom playlists. Speed and light intensity can be controlled through the Sisyphus app, and additional tracks can represent any picture, logo, or text that you can draw without picking up your pen.
The coffee and side tables are available in multiple sizes with metal or wood bases in a variety of finishes:
Black Metal Base: Solid steel base with powder coated black finish, black or wood-veneer sides and top ring
Wood Base: Individually handcrafted wood base made of premium quality hardwood plywood, MDF core with wood veneer, hand selected and applied by a skilled artisan
Veneer Options: Cherry, Paduak, Maple, Mahogany, and Walnut
Helmed by CEO and artist Bruce Shapiro, Sisyphus Industries remains the most funded “art” campaign in Kickstarter history, having officially launched after the immense success of their 2016 Kickstarter campaign. In July, the company wrapped up a second Kickstarter to develop the Sisyphus Mini—a more affordable tabletop version.
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk