Sunday, December 10, 2006

Yet Another Movie / Round and Around

I'm sure everyone is familiar with a dining room table that can expand by placing 'leaves' in either the centre or at the ends to give more surface area when needed. Normally these tables are rectangular or oval (only centre leaves for oval tables).

Well DB Fletcher is a furniture design company that makes a circular 'capstan' table that can expand when needed but maintain its circular shape. How? Well the mechanism is so ingenious they have a video expanding and contracting of it on their website that has to be seen to be believed.

To expand, the table is just rotated in one direction, the pie shaped panels separate and a star shaped centre piece is raised along with the missing pieces between the 'pie slices'. To contract, the table is simply rotated in the opposite direction.

(found the link from bOing bOing this morning)

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