The D*Table by The D*Haus Company
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.
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.
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.
"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 four sections integrate different types of storage area, including shelves, drawers, a magazine rack and a compartment for a bottle or vase.
The hinges can be easily removed if necessary, allowing the console to be separated into four smaller side tables.
"The table doesn't have to be the centrepiece of the room," says Woolfson. "[There are] eight fixed positions and infinite possibilities in between."
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.
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.
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