As far as clever space-saving solutions go, this inflatable table from Philipp Beisheim is perhaps not the most practical…but it’s definitely one of the most fun.
The table works much like an air mattress, starting out as just a pile of neoprene polyester fabric and a flat top. With the application of an air pump (which would come with the table, of course), it turns into a surprisingly stable surface.
Beisheim’s table is perfect for the impromptu party since it inflates or deflates in under a minute. The only problem? When deflated and stowed away, the table (and its matching air pump) is still pretty big.
Since the product is still in the prototype phase, the designer has time to work out thinner materials or some other way to make the deflated table small enough to roll up and stash until the next last-minute party.