The STABLE Idea
About ten years ago a cruise passenger asked a couple of his engineer friends if it was possible to make a stable billiard table, for use on ships even in rough seas.
His friends took this challenge to the drawing table, and 6 months later the first billiard table was tested on the ferry to Kiel in very heavy storms. An engineer working on the ship became very seasick. A clever head told him to rest on the billiard table, and he was cured. Then the idea for a stabilised bed was born, and so was STABLE.
In the creative process they wished to visualize the idea of a stabilised platform that can be used for many purposes. The idea of a goldfish bowl was created. A goldfish might not get seasick, but it is thought to be rather uncomfortable for a goldfish to end up on the floor in heavy waves.