It was nice to see designers taking a fresh look at furniture with the aim of building new functional roles into the pieces. We found three of the best examples from the show that tackle limited space issues, flexibility, and efficient use of materials.

Paket (above) is a new table seating system designed for Offi by Srdjan Simic. It evolved as a product to address small dwellings and their ever growing need for multi-functional objects. This table can comfortably seat one, two, three or four people. It unfolds from its minimal footprint of 20″ x 20″ to an almost full size dining table that measures 43″ across. It is not just a dining table – It can also serve as an office desk, game table, homework table for kids, counter space, etc. It is essentially an unfolding surface with four full size chairs.

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