Previously on Resource Furniture: you saw how their wilder set gets let loose when it comes to desk-to-bed and couch-to-bunk designs – now see their more minimalist of tables and work surfaces fit for upscale homes or generally more subtle spaces.

A little side table turns big but retains an elemental look, able, like most of their home design objects, to be handled between its configurations by a single person – in this case revealing a bit of black to contrast with the wood grain of the smaller format.

In the case of this clever metal-and-glass card table, the legs lift up to turn it from coffee-table-height to a position where it can seat four at typical chair level.

Or, if community comes second and work comes first, a similarly low-lying metal-and-wood variant flips up to form a desk on demand.

On the simplest end of the spectrum, they have some pieces that work only with hinges – no complex moving parts that, sleek while they last, may wear or tear over time.