Serious retro gaming for your home or office

Gloss black and solid walnut, solid oak or birch ply

Hands-on audio-visual

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

Retro gaming made easy

American black walnut finish

Discreet controls and screen design

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

Our upright arcade cabinet

Macassar ebony or American black walnut finish

Old skool stand-up 2-player gaming

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

The original giant Rubik’s Cube

Tough gloss black and hugely durable vinyl

Discreetly opens up to keep your stuff in

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

4-player arcade coat hooks

Gloss white, gloss black or American black walnut

7,203 combinations

Made in the UK and shipped worldwide

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surface tension arcade systems now running on Windows 10

surface tension arcade systems now running on Windows 10

All things must move forward. We have just rolled out our last arcade table on Windows 7 with surface tension arcade systems now running on Windows 10. It has taken a bit of setting up, but we’re now all configured for Microsoft’s latest operating system. We really liked Windows 7 for its familiarity as a desktop

Nucleus arcade table at The Ideal Home Show

Nucleus arcade table at The Ideal Home Show

You may have seen on our Twitter or Facebook feed that we have a Nucleus arcade table at the Ideal Home Show this year. (It’s on until Sunday 3rd April btw) The Nucleus featured in the Ideal Smart Home powered by Virgin Media. We visited on the first day to make sure everything was good

The ultimate storage coffee table!

The ultimate storage coffee table!

The Kai storage coffee table Everyone loves hiding places, especially when it helps to keep things tidy. The Kai table is the ultimate storage coffee table and was designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara in Japan. The ideal storage solution to compact city-dwelling. Inspired by traditional Japanese puzzles, the Kai table is the ideal

Welcome to surface tension

From Arcade Coffee Tables for Space Invaders addicts to Giant Rubik’s Cubes for the nostalgic among us, we offer high quality customisable and multi-functional retro modern furniture and accessories for the home, leisure and business markets. Our exciting range of innovative products include the Nucleus Contemporary Arcade Coffee Table, Retrograde Upright Arcade Gaming Unit and unique new takes on traditional home essentials such as Coat Hooks, Games Room Furniture and other inspiring, quirky gadgets for the home such as our Arcade Button Coasters . Our products are designed and assembled in-house, and manufactured in the UK to a very high standard. We deliver world wide.

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