With a very suggestive name “Accordion” is a very interesting flexible kitchen table that was designed by Russian designer Olga Kalugin. This flexible kitchen table that expands and contracts to the meet the needs of different users is an entry at the International Design Award 2009 and I can say that the design is very innovative. Integrating food drawers on the right and left sides, the folding table turns the drawer covers up and down to be used as preparation boards. Users can also have the access to triangle boxes, which can easily be shifted to opposite side of the table. For now this table seems to be just a concept, and I can’t wait to see the real one. – Via – Thedesignblog
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Designed by San Francisco industrial and furniture designer Rick Lee the Trio Contemporary Coffee Table is a beautifully designed piece that is both functional and versatile. The versatility of this piece allows for a lot of mixing, matching, and the appearance of a different furniture piece each time. The table is perfect for those to love to rearrange their living environment from time to time. The design of the table features a modular drawer unit which can be rearranged to your liking and when pushed out, the cut out on the surface can serve as a magazine rack or a dish when pushed in. You can purchase this piece of furniture from here.
Bringing us the perfect solution for dining in a small room, these amazing expandable coffee tables come from Sculrtures Jeux and stand out do to their vivid look and design creativity. Colored and fun, the tables come with four extra tops that can be brought out of the table whenever you need. You can take them all out, or just one by one, as your guests come to the table. Some of the tables are quite elegant, other have vivid colors and a lacquered finish- just choose the one that goes best with your interior. We particularly enjoy the purple and pink ones, as they have the ability to completely change the way a room looks and feel. We salute this idea in the name of small and chic apartments everywhere!
SIDD is a small group of artisans committed to fine wood works and designs. One interesting product created by SIDD is the Domino Table, that was built over 6 weeks by a single craftsman. The Domino table lends new elegance to a classic exercise in physics and play. All SIDD products are fully custom and made to order. Finally I can say the the product looks very interesting but the price is $1400 ( quite discouraging ).
German designer Axel Schaefer has come up with this modern a-symmetrical high pressure laminate table that comes integrated with a bio-ethanol burning fireplace. Called “FIRE,” the coffee table touts an asymmetric and clear body finished in HPL (high pressure laminate) that not only makes the table look glossy but also ensures durability. This piece of furniture merges a fireplace and a coffee table into a single piece that is a great idea especially when you want to warm your place in cold winters. The FIRE coffee table is available in three different finishes, ebony high gloss for €3,890 ($5,571), colored for €3,000 ($4,296) and natural stone for €6,900 ($9,882), so you may pick one to meet your liking or the interior of your living space. – Via – Bornrich
Some of us have large and expansive separate dining rooms that are perfect for hosting holiday dinners and family feasts. But many of us — particularly those of us living in space-challenged apartments — only have tiny living rooms for everything we do. And in these cases, we must devise a seating area that can work for both lounging and dining.
So how do you handle this problem? Look for tables and chairs that can serve double-duty. You’ll probably want to avoid heavy overstuffed furniture and opt for lighter pieces that can be easily arranged. Fortunately, there are more tables than ever that can seamlessly convert from cocktail to full-size dining table, allowing those of us with even the smallest apartments to host sit-down gatherings.
For example, The Mascotte Table (below) by Calligaris is a good option for those with a living room but no dining room. The table serves as a comfy little cocktail or coffee table — until you press a button and joila!, the table pops up to dining height. At full height, the table surface can double in size, accommodating four to six diners. Made in Italy, the table costs about $985.
Similarly, the Hydra table (below) can perform double duty as cocktail or dining table. Introduced in 1996 by Gary Gianakis, the table uses an inventive hydraulic lift operated by foot pedal to maneuver the table top up or down. The table comes in several different variations, including with a glass or corian tabletop and a wooden, steel or chrome base. The table also comes in a variety of diamers and retails for around $1300.
The Tetra by Bellato is a floor-seated dining table inspired by Asian design.As a cocktail table, the table boasts a “carabottino” style tabletop. But when it’s time to dine, flexible shelves can be pulled out, adding plenty of table space for hungry diners. The table comes in beech with a double-face blue/beige laminate shelves or Iroko with black/beige laminate. It also comes in wenge with white/beige laminate. The table retails for about $1500.
Finally, The Mealbox by Alet and Dag Igland of Igland Design in Norway starts off as a 27 x 31 inch box that stands less than 18 inches high. But like a magic jack in the box, the box opens up into jigsaw-like pieces that assembles to a length of 90 inches and seats six people.
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