Kai Table by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara

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Kai, in Japanese, can be interpreted to mean “open” or “unfold.” Kai Table, designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara, does just that but hides its secret in its normal table state. The many compartments, when closed, sit flush with surface and only betray the hollow interior through the faint edges apparent between two adjacent pieces of wood. In a superhero morphing, all different kinds of transformations take place – drawers, hinged covers, and sliding panels galore – as this puzzle of a table solves small-space and storage dilemmas in a flash.

via – photographs © Takumi Ota

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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