Most of us enjoy being able to exercise control over our surroundings, down to the built environments we occupy and homes we call our own. For fellow followers of transforming furniture of all kinds, these transforming table designs might seem boring and conventional – or they may be a welcome simple and space-saving relief from the recent influx of complex convertible creations.
Above is the Tetra: “Coffee table with solid wood structure and four reversible tops. The upper part consists of a solid wood grating top. The top support side is laminate finished, with a solid wood frame on the edge, and an inner part that can be used as a tray. Tops can be customized with the range of Sculptures Jeux finishes.”
The Hexa, above, is a “coffee table with solid wood structure and six reversible tops. The top support side is laminate finished, with a solid wood frame on the edge, and an inner part that can be used as a tray.”
There is one trick to these, one which is both simple to see and easy to use: flat rectangular surfaces slot into place for compact storage when not in use, and pull out to whatever length is required for a given task. No flip-up, fold-down, spin-around secrets, just simple sliding motions to increase or decrease available dining, work or side-table space.
These tables from Sculptures-Jeux come in a vast variety of types, heights, colors and layers that slide in and out of a core rectilinear table frame. Some are designed to serve as small nightstands or simple coffee tables while others accommodate seating for a family of six at dinner or work as a sizable home office desk.
Aesthetically, they are tied together through a common theme: accented edges stand out from the surface areas to emphasize the structural independence of each moving part within the whole. Some are colorful while others have toned-down gray-and-black palettes, but in virtually ever example you can immediately see from the contrast how to operate these dynamic furniture designs.