Folding coffee table both fashionable and functional


If you miss the days when your furniture consisted of two folding chairs and a card table, if for nothing other than the convenience come moving time, thanks to designer Robert van Embricqs, you could get back the flexibility without sacrificing a fashionable look.

A conscious choice for functionality in design doesn’t necessarily mean one has to be burdened by conformity, let alone predictability. The Rising Table ignores the clichéd notion that a table is little more than a flat surface that is held up by four separate legs. The result is a surprising mixture of fluid design that blends the multifaceted tabletop with the latticework of wooden beams that function as the center of the construct. From there, the table sprouts four wooden beams that hold up the entire construct.

Not only does this design approach rid itself of every single predictable feature when one imagines a table, it also emphasizes that the Rising Table is indeed made from a single piece of wood.

It also takes up almost zero space in a moving van, as well as being a snap to hide away once it’s time to whip out the impromptu dance floor after taking out the huge plate of dippable goodies that could be placed in the middle. This is nothing if not a party waiting to happen.


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