A couple of months ago, we featured Tom Rossau's great Convertible Bamboo Table as a smart solution for small spaces. Here's a new take on the expanding dining table idea. While this table doesn't change heights, it does double in size without requiring the addition of an external leaf.
The Table Diiptère, designed by French architect and designer Paul Codamy, also makes a bold design statement with its high gloss painted red bottom paired with a natural wood top.
The table comes in two sizes with one seating 4 to 8 people (when expanded) and the other seating 6 to 12 people. The two trays of the Table Diptère hinge on an offset axis in order for the trays to move above the legs which allows the surface of the table to be multiplied by two when the trays are unfolded.
As a modern, stylish alternative to traditional drop leaf tables or other expandable tables which required the storage of a leaf, this table scores big points in our books.
To read more, visit designboom: Paul Codamy - Table Diptere.
Images: Benjamin Boccas for Paul Codamy