Photos by Tom Oxley Photography
Duffy London is really good at giving everyday furniture essentials fun, design-savvy flair. Most recently, we saw their swinging table at this year's London Design Festival. The brand's versatility fits any home—if you're looking for a contemporary simple statement piece, you're covered. Bend a few joints, twist a few knobs or fold over a table leaf and you've got a totally different (and more complex) piece of furniture.
Believe it or not, this is the same table.
This is the case with their new series of folding tables. What may come off as an angular space-saving coffee table is actually also an expansive dining room table. In two simple movements, the hidden legs and leaves that make up the coffee table pull out to become a 4.5' x 2.5' dining area. The MK1 Mini Transforming Table may come in at a steep price (about $1,080), but really it's like buying two tables in one, so you can't feel that guilty about it. For small spaces, this may be the table we've all been wishing for.
In a video on their website, Duffy shows how ridiculously simple it is to transform the table—just a couple of seconds with two people and less than 30 seconds with one person. It's definitely easier—and better looking—than trying to force the stubborn leaf out of your heavy, vintage dinner table. As far as concept goes, it may be just another table in the sea of small space engineered furniture. Nevertheless, we're sold.
The tables can be purchased on Duffy London's website.