The University of Lille dates back to 1854, where studies influenced science and technology. To better instruct large and rowdy classrooms, proctors often stood upon platforms. gaining elevation, granted the proctor a presence of Importance and authority in the classroom. I found this beautiful Oak proctor’s platform in Lille, France and knew immediately that it was a piece of great importance with a rich history of academic ‘back and forth’ has been married   with a steel base to form a “coffee table with a story”.