Questlove's Strobe Lazy Susan

Atelier Courbet teams with the multi-talented hip hop legend for a new line of tableware.

Drummer for live hip-hop group The Roots, bandleader for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Twitter phenomenon, Broadway producer, and published writer Ahmir Khalib Thompson, AKA Questlove, is adding tableware designer to his long list of professions this week. New York City’s Atelier Courbet just released a set of three different lazy susans designed by the Philadelphia-born artist. The weighty Corian plates, 23 inches in diameter, have black-and-white geometric shapes referencing the strobe disks used by DJs like himself to visually calibrate different turntables—when they spin at a desired speed they appear to be standing still. With his third book, Something to Food About, out this April, it seems fitting that the man looked to the dining table for his latest inspiration. $900 each or $2,400 for all three at


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