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What would you imagine if someone told you they had a dining table with seating space for six – all the size of a picnic basket? Probably something like the somewhat silly super-small picnic table shown in the picture above. Presenting: the Mealbox.

picnic dining basket idea

Inside what looks like a two-person picnic white-and-wood basket are the pieces to quickly assemble a low-lying dining table that can be taken anywhere and carried by a single individual. An incredibly compact, space-saving design with a serious surprise inside.

picnic table and stools

The puzzle-piece aesthetic and extremely small stools make it seem a bit like a piece of crafty kids’ furniture, but (at least for people willing to sit close to the ground) it makes a remarkably sturdy and spacious little table-to-go for picnics or to store in the closet for emergency house-party use. Of course there is one small catch: for truly portable meals, you will still need a second person to carry a real picnic basket with your food and drinks.