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Programmable Table

In a society where mobility is crucial the objects we keep need to follow that same principle. Simplicity and efficiency rule our modern world told so shouldn’t our furniture follow that as well?

MIT’s Self-Assembly lab and Wood-Skin S.r.l have collaborated to create a new type of furniture. It can self-transform from shipping (flatten itself for easter mobility and transport) to full functionality (a useful table).

The pre-stressed textile used within the table is what makes it possible for it to self-transform into certain predictable ways. This makes moving or storing the table simple and easy, unlike many of our typical furnishings where they are large and bulky or have to be broken down into a number of pieces to move around.