- Our Mission:
To create a community bond through interaction around our table—a bond that unites players, passersby, and donors.
- What we do:
HENGE designs and manufactures concrete table tennis tables. We also coax donors into giving them to public spaces. We like to think of our tables as possessing a strong combination of recreational and aesthetic value. Our tables are manufactured in Long Island, NY and are engineered to last. We see the table as a singular way to bring a vigorous sport that's already well-loved to parks, schools and public spaces, as well as backyards. The table promotes fitness and social interaction, but it can also channel private resources to financially challenged parks and schools through our corporate donor program.
- Why the name HENGE?
A henge is an oval earthen berm with an inner parallel ditch used as for social assembly in the middle ages. The most famous henge is Stonehenge located in Wiltshire County, England.
In the twentieth century artists coined the term Manhattan Henge for the days when the setting sun aligns exactly to shine down certain city streets as it sets or rises.
In the name HENGE we saw:
Nature--a piece of stone standing near trees in snowstorms or sun.
Art--Stone Henge is a design worthy of Marfa, Ryonanji, or Lescaux, a balance of rock and space.
City design--people need structures, both for self, family, and to mix with others. A henge provided the latter long ago. In the twenty-first century planners build compact and denser neighborhoods than in the suburban 1950s, to bring you to parks and retail you can reach by train, bike, or foot. A HENGE table in a park today allows people to linger and get to know each other.
Time--Stone lasts. A sunbeam walking across the ground marks time when it shines through a hole in stone--the archways of Stone Henge or the portholes in a HENGE table.
Business--Commerce built the canyon grids of Manhattan, London, Shanghai. Even in our modern stone henge city and home to our company we take nature seriously. We're not just a green business in our choice of concrete. Our goal is to get people outdoors to hang out, move, and laugh.