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:
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.
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”.
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.