This Danish Modern masterpiece was designed in the 1960s by Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle. Four 3-legged chairs fit snugly with the skirt of the table, making it a perfect compact dining solution for small spaces. Its design is so economical yet almost whimsical, like a 3-dimensional puzzle or game of Tetris.
Some models include a butterfly leaf that wings open to accommodate six seats. Other variations feature slightly sturdier 4-legged chairs. Today you can snag one on eBay for just under $3,000 (which isn't that bad considering you're getting five pieces of furniture in one), though some lucky folks have scored the dining set for much less on eBay or at thrift stores, estate sales and the like.
1. My love affair with this dining set was rekindled when I spotted it in Ken's Mixed Media Dream Home.
2. Another shot from Ken's Mixed Media Dream Home.
3. This set made a splash back in the 2007 Smallest Coolest Apartment Contest in a photo of London Urchin's Jewelry Box
4. Scandinavian Mod.
5. This yellow version was found on Mid Century Modernist.
6. This 4-legged version on eBay for a steep $5,600 (yikes).
7. Some consider this to be IKEA's very own version of the Hans Olsen original. Fusion, $299.
Images: As linked above.