Postable
by Studio Toer

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Eindhoven designers Studio Toer have created a table designed to fit through your letter box (+ movie).

Postable by Studio Toer

The Postable comprises a modular system of sheet-steel components that can be folded and bolted together once unpacked to make tables of various sizes.

Postable by Studio Toer

Studio Toer wanted customers to be able to order it online without having to wait in for the delivery.

Postable by Studio Toer

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Postable by Studio Toer

Here's some more information from Studio Toer:


Toer presents Postable, the table that fits in your mailbox. Changes in customer-behavior and the online evolution of the retail industry were the motives to focus on the distribution aspect of new design. Toer explored the boundaries of logistics.

People furnish their living space. They used to gather their products locally. Later, they selected them locally and ordered online. Today people seem to be able to select their future possessions purely via the internet.

By inquiring and acquiring online, no customer-salesmen interaction is taking place any more. By delivering products in your mailbox there is no need to stay home to receive it . All human interaction in gathering furniture is unnecessary in the design of the Postable.

Postable is a stainless steel table design. It is a modular system. Each element fits within the outer dimensions of regular mail. A full-size dinner-table can easily be assembled from the content of one envelope.

  • H-J

    Pics or it didn’t happen…folding a paper miniature version is of course not the issue here.

  • edroc

    Great concept! However, in the video the table looks minuscule, is it the final scale!?

  • Mksh

    Very interesting concept indeed! But why they didn't take the last step to watercut a prototype puzzles me. Why get a concept published if you want to sell a product?

  • Ross

    Postable is… REALLY expensive!

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      A real deal-breaker there :-/

  • anon

    It *is* a bit disturbing that they are taking orders for a product without showing a single real photo – not even a prototype, just some weak renderings. As a metal designer myself, I can assure you that this table will be unusably weak.

  • http://www.ammalux.com Ian

    Indeed, the struts supporting the legs will have no lateral stability, which will result in the legs having virtually no bracing. I don’t imagine anyone buying any without having seen it support something, maybe a prawn cracker, or some artfully arranged feathers? The largest one is described as a dining table, implying supporting food and plates, resisting the forces involved in cutting up the food and so on.

  • http://Www.damianfopp.com Damian

    This looks very similar to the Allumette table by Atelier Oi.

  • Monglet

    That’s good cos there are often times when I need a table coming through my letterbox.