Dining, entertainment and work all compete for precious space in apartments today, creating a demand for adaptable furniture that can cater to multifunctional space demands.
Compact is a foldaway dining table that addresses these needs. The table comfortably accommodates four adults for dining, or provides a more spacious area for work or recreational pursuits, extending the utility and enjoyment of living in small spaces.
Compact comes flat-packed and easily attaches to internal or external walls. It can be stowed away when not in use, freeing space for alternative activities. It can also be flush-mounted in conventional timber or steel-framed internal walls. Its incorporates storage space for four stools, shelving for bottles and condiments, and a flushed handle-free design that ensures minimal encroachment on living space when not in use. It is made using birch plywood, powder-coated steel and aluminium, and comes with a high-pressure laminate finish in birch or baby blue.
School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand