Han Solo’s reputation as a daring, bold, and sometimes reckless pilot was further confirmed in The Empire Strikes Back when he took his beloved Millennium Falcon into an asteroid field. Despite Leia’s protestations, Han saw it as the best and only way to escape the Imperial ships chasing them and even with the awkward space slug encounter, he was ultimately right. The scene is memorable, and when one of Tom Spina Designs’ clients asked them to create a coffee table featuring the Millennium Falcon, the company decided to capture the asteroid chase scene.
You’re not going to find a Star Wars coffee table like this at Pottery Barn (if Pottery Barn even sells coffee tables):
One of Tom Spina Designs’ artists, Richard Riley, took a Hasbro model of the Millennium Falcon and a TIE Fighter model kit and applied paint to make them match the screen. He fit those models into a field of thankfully stationary asteroids. Each asteroid on the base of the table was hand-sculpted to match the original props from the film–of course. It’s definitely a statement piece, and anyone who sees it won’t forget it. Be sure to browse through the gallery below to see all the details.
Displaying a coffee table like this in your home means you need to play John Williams’ “The Asteroid Field” from The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack all the time. It’s a moral imperative.
If you could order a custom coffee table featuring the Millennium Falcon in any scene, which one would you choose? Tell me in the comments. Or go browse through Tom Spina Designs’ portfolio of geeky furniture and tell me what you’re adding to your wish list.