Lately we've several table-and-four-chairs combos that combine into a single monolithic unit. While the supposed space-saving benefits of such designs don't seem real to us, they do make for some pretty aesthetics. Click the link below to read on.
The idea's not new--Danish designer Hans Olsen's been doing this since at least 1953 (example above)--but it is seeing a resurgence.
Gloster's weatherproof Sushi Table (above), made of wicker and glass, takes this concept out to the patio.