Gioia Monolith table design
Whether or not you are comfortable with the hard-edged steel aesthetic of this modern table-and-chairs combination, you have to appreciate the simple elegance with which this furniture set shifts between being a side and central table. When closed up, this unusual transforming table design is a bit formidable, looking almost impenetrably fortress-like, but underneath this curious exterior is a whole lot of function. Ten chairs are enclosed within its angular form, tucked beneath the narrow tabletop.
Streamlined modern expanding dining table
Aptly named The Monolith, this piece is envisioned as a sculptural object when not in use and a dining room table when expanded, though it seems (perhaps) more like a conference table in the office of some kind of high-powered urban professional or firm. The expanding table would be fairly inconspicuous if pushed up against a wall among ultramodern decor.
Modern metal dining furniture
Viewed in that light, this would be a fantastic table for meetings at a design firm that could be converted for evenings and/or open houses to be a central table to house drinks, drawing, models and other functional/displays accessories.
Monolith table expanded

Maybe the more domestic applications of this stark furniture set would be more clear if the designer were to depict the collection in a real-life interior design, surrounded by decorative and functional objects found in a home rather than in a minimalist white background.
The Monolith modern space-saving dining table design was created by designer Gioia Meller Marcovicz for a private collector in Paris, so maybe its true usage and natural environment will remain as mysterious as the table itself.
“The Monolith is a sculpture with a purpose, it transforms to dine 10 people, the table top unfolded measures 90 cm x 250 cm / mirror polished, the seats fold up each chair slots into the table, the sculpture measures 45 cm x 74 cm x 250 cm, the material is stainless steel.”
Photos by 747 Studios