This table by design student Nathalie Dackelid can be extended by folding out a series of batons that hang beside the legs (+ movie).

The ash table comprises a 4-legged frame topped with a row of prism-shaped batons, which are held with each other with an extendable rubber cord.

Wooden Cloth table by Nathalie Dackelid

When the table wants extending, lengths of wood connected by sliding dovetail joints are pulled out from beneath the leading on both side.

The additional batons hanging down from the table grow to be horizontal a single by 1, following the extending segment to generate a flat surface.

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“Alternatively of obtaining drop-leaf building exactly where the hanging table tops shut off 1 or two sides I desired to create a use for the hanging elements, which flip out to appear like a tablecloth when it is contracted,” explained the designer, who is studying at HDK Steneby in Sweden.

Wooden Cloth table by Nathalie Dackelid

The triangular cross-sections enable the batons to rest at right angles to each other and hang vertically from the table edges.

“Soon after striving different shapes connected together with a rubber string I identified out that the triangles worked well,” Dackelid informed Dezeen. “The stress of the cord and the angle of the triangles designed a quit at the ends and fixed the table top in area.”

Wooden Cloth table by Nathalie Dackelid

“The finish grain of the ash wood helps make a gorgeous pattern in the triangular form, which also reminds me of my grandmother’s crocheted tablecloths,” she added.

The designer’s intention is that the flexibility of the piece will give it greater longevity.

Wooden Cloth table by Nathalie Dackelid

“The table is created to adapt itself in size to the numerous various conditions in existence, prolonging its usefulness,” she stated. “This could be a move to a more substantial apartment, accommodating a number of additional close friends for dinner, or just freeing up a small additional area to dance.”

Wooden Cloth table by Nathalie Dackelid

This table was exhibited on the HDK Steneby stand in the Greenhouse area for emerging talent at last month’s Stockholm Furnishings Fair.

Photography is by Steven Polak.



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