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

    string(8) "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.

Tags: , , , , ,
    • The Famiglia Oliva Collection

      Design

      Three utensils specially designed to enhance the olive oil tasting experience. Created in a collaboration…

    • The Corner Collection

      Design

      A minimalist furniture range inspired by children’s house drawings. Melbourne-based studio another bureau of design…

    • The PINNE 04 Chair

      Design

      A minimalist design that pays homage to a classic chair. Inspired by the Swedish design…

    • The Soft Lounge Chair

      Design

      An elegant chair designed with molded veneer elements reminiscent of soft cloth. When pieces of…

    • The Twill Chair

      Design

      An imaginative chair inspired by plasticine strips and twill textiles. Founded in 2007 by Sarah…

loader