Flipping down the wooden backrest converts this modest modern aluminum-framed chair into a similarly simple coffee or side table – the perfect compact size for a small living space. Reverse the process and you have a useful chair to for flopping down in.

The design involves a bare minimal number of moving parts, joints and other points at which a more complex piece of transforming furniture typically breaks down. Designer Aissa Logerot is as interested in making her creation durable and well-constructed in addition to being quite cool and stylish.

In an elegant nod to both functional simplicity and structural continuity, the right-angled intersection at the front of the wood seat balances against the footrest part of the metal frame when the piece if flipped into the table position.