The Fold away dining
table was part of a collaborative module in part of my furniture design course.
I was given a brief to design a table that would allow a gathering for a
occasion, but then somehow get smaller and out of the way for the rest of the
time. This would be useful in a small apartment, for someone who likes having
family and friends round for meals. The table functions as both a large 4'x6' dining
table, but then folds away to be a nice neat desk size. The important thin in
the design is that the desk stays level in both positions, meaning all items on
the desk can be left on.