The D*Table by
The D*Haus Company

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The designers of a shape-shifting house have now developed a folding table that swings open to change shape from a square to an equilateral triangle.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

Like the D*Haus, the D*Table by David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson of the The D*Haus Company is based on the mathematical formula calculated by Henry Dudeney that allows a square to be transformed into seven other configurations by splitting it up into four separate modules.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

Hinges positioned at the necessary pivot points allow the transformation to take place, plus each of the four sections sit on wheels so that they can be easily moved.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

"D*Table can adapt to an ever-changing lifestyle," explains Woolfson. "A lot of people have awkward corners in their homes and D*Table can fold around them."

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

The four sections integrate different types of storage area, including shelves, drawers, a magazine rack and a compartment for a bottle or vase.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

The hinges can be easily removed if necessary, allowing the console to be separated into four smaller side tables.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

"The table doesn't have to be the centrepiece of the room," says Woolfson. "[There are] eight fixed positions and infinite possibilities in between."

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

Woolfson and Grünberg first launched The D*Haus Company to develop the D*Haus, an experimental house that morphs to deal with changing times of day, seasons and weather conditions.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

Both the D*Table and D*House projects were launched earlier this week on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The designers are hoping to raise £30,000 to put the tables into production, but have pledged to start development of the house if they raise £250,000 or more.

The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

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The D*Table by The D*Haus Company

  • King Cobra

    Just bought one on Kickstarter! Can't wait to have my own!

  • Denis

    Are you a square or a triangle?

  • Lola

    Can you live in this too?

  • Bastian

    Love their Kickstarter video.

  • Frank

    Thinking outside the box.

  • Mr Bongo

    Is Kickstarter seen as a charity case for desperate designers or is it a reputable design platform? Think this project is making Kickstarter seem like the latter.

    Well done!

    • Tezz

      I agree, Kickstarter has revolutionised the way designers can fundraise. It’s allowing more creatives to get their ideas out there, which can only be good for the rest of us.

      Not that this is a new idea, but combining community funding and the web seems to have changed things a great deal.

      That doesn’t mean everything on Kickstarter is good automatically. But this project seems like one of the better examples – bravo!

  • Mon

    Not a square, not a triangle… I’m every shape in between.

  • Jake Welford

    I’m a triangle :) Would people have the table whole or split? I love it whole as a centrepiece of furniture.

  • Yan

    Brilliant. So simple but it works.