2022: Wrapped and a little more stable

2022 was a big year for NOROCK — we got to hit the road again, welcomed new staff, and worked on new designs.

Ten years ago the first NOROCK self-stabilising table base was invented. Ten years! It’s been a busy ten years, after developing a range of table bases we launched to markets around the world in 2016, winning both the Red Dot and Good Design Awards, and went on to hold stock in our own warehouses in the USA and back home in Australia. We’ve worked hard to perfect our next-generation self-stabilising technology, continuously improving and refining our table bases every step of the way. We’ve launched new products, hired new staff, and presented at events and tradeshows worldwide.

As we continue to fight the undeniable crime of a wobbly table, we’ve been blown away in 2022 by the style, scale, variety and ingenuity of the projects our table bases have been installed in. Interior designers have placed even further emphasis on attention to detail, honing in on the things that make people enjoy going out of their homes again and staying out.

We loved returning to travel and presenting at Restaurant Point West and BDNY in America, seeing you all face-to-face and demonstrating our products in real time.

Another big highlight was being a Supporting Partner of the Eat Drink Design Awards in Australia which presented the best of the best in hospitality and design and celebrated them for doing what they do.

Each year we reflect on our bestsellers, and you can read about which table bases came in at number one in the USA and Australia. Internationally we weren’t surprised to see our Terrace self-stabilising table base take out the top gong once again, proving its prowess on European cobblestones to American asphalt and all that’s in between.

We thank you all for your support in 2022, in particular our hard-working distributors and representatives, all the business owners who understand the value of a NOROCK, and the interior designers and architects who spec us for their projects.

Here’s a look back on some of our favourite projects in 2022:

Trail self-stabilising table bases at Dandelion bar

Dandelion, Australia

There is no better way to work up a thirst than with a shopping spree. At Dandelion, you can take a seat at a bar table and quench that thirst with a gin right from their in-house distillery.

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Featured NOROCK base: Trail

Asian restaurant interior design: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, USA

Blue Sushi Sake Grill is all about “making people feel good”, so it’s no wonder they’ve considered every detail of their customer’s experience — right down to their restaurant table choice.

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Featured NOROCK base: Parkway and Parkway T-Base

No wobbly tables or spills with NOROCK self-stabilising table bases at Tom's

Tom’s Providore & Wine Bar, Australia

As a Supporting Partner for the Eat Drink Design Awards this year, we’ve been poring over the entries even closer than normal. They are all exceptional, and Tom’s Providore & Wine Bar is no different.

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Featured NOROCK base: Terrace

Self-stabilizing table bases at Miriam restaurant

Miriam, USA

This second location for Miriam opened in New York in January 2022, dishing out the same Middle Eastern classics in a new neighbourhood.

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Featured NOROCK base: Parkway

Short Order Fremantle featuring NOROCK Parkway Self-Stabilising Table Bases

Short Order, Australia

Okay, we can’t vouch for the delicious burger juices not making a bit of a mess, but we can vouch for there being no wobbly-table-related mess!

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Featured NOROCK base: Parkway

Woolpack Hotel, Australia

The Woolpack Redfern has had a recent makeover, and it is looking too good for you to not stop in for a pint.

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Featured NOROCK base: Lunar and Terrace

Fish Butchery, Australia

Josh and Julie Niland’s fourth venue in Waterloo is the bigger sister to Fish Butchery in Paddington, Sydney.

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Featured NOROCK base: Terrace

Bistrot 916 featuring NOROCK's Trail self-stabilising table bases outdoors

Bistrot 916, Australia

Pink tablecloths, contemporary French food, and three of Australia’s hospitality superstars at the helm. What could go wrong? Nothing, not even a wobbly table!

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Featured NOROCK base: Trail

No wobbly tables at Wooden Paddle

Wooden Paddle, USA

When our VP Sales Martin Bolick heard about the new pizza place due to open in his hometown of Lemont, he got excited. You see, like everyone in the world (we won’t hear otherwise), Martin loves pizza. And like everyone in the world, Martin does not want to eat his pizza on a wobbly table.

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Featured NOROCK base: Trail and Trail T-Base

Josh Niland's Charcoal Fish in Sydney - Alfresco Dining

Charcoal Fish, Australia

Following on from successful seafood hospitality venues Saint Peter and Fish Butchery, Josh and business partner/wife Julie Niland opened Rose Bay’s very own chargrilled fish diner. With uneven pavement out in front, NOROCK self-stabilising table bases have proven to be the “dream solution”.

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Featured NOROCK base: Terrace

NOROCK tables have eliminated the need for tacky-looking solutions to wobbly tables. They’re the most reliable restaurant tables we have ever worked with.

Marjorie Huntley, General Manager – Blue Sushi Sake Grill, USA

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