This Extension Table Features Built-In Trivets

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 24, 2014 • References: and design-milk
Juan Pablo Quintero has designed an extension table that focuses on geometry and functionality. The Gironde Extendable Table is built much like a house would be, with a structural system that ensures stability in design. It's composed of four triangular pieces that are hidden below the tabletop that flip out for extra space.

Instead of adding a leaf, they're simply built in, requiring minimal effort to extend the table. One of the doubled up legs swivels out to support the extended leaf. The table is made from finished plywood birch that's covered in Formica and a heat-resistant ceramic tile inlaid in the center for hot pots.

Creating space is the nature of this table, eliminating the use leaves and trivets.