Grand Central Table

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Having just moved from Chicago — where we lived happily in 1,700 square feet — to Paris — where we are quite snug in 500 — I can now fully appreciate the genius of this amazing table. Click through to see the transformation from corner table to full dining table!

Swedish designers Sanna Lindström and Sigrid Strömgren have teamed up to create this space-saver after being inspired by a pop-up map of New York (hence the name, Grand Central).

The top is constructed out of 22 separate pieces that appear to effortlessly expand into one, smooth top dining table. I would love to see this table up close so I could try to figure out how all of the pieces are connected and how easy it is to open and close.

The table was first shown at the D3 Contest (Design Talents IMM COLOGNE) in January 2010 and later at the Milan Furniture show.

No word yet on production or pricing, but as a new small space dweller, I'll be watching carefully for this table to hit the stores!

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Image: Martin Eek