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The Kai Table Unlatches and Unhinges to Reveal Hidden Cabinets

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: hirakoso.jp & designspotter
Furniture with built-in storage space is exceedingly underrated, making objects like the Kai Table heaven-sent for any sitting room. At 900 centimeters in length and width alike, this clever coffee table flips into about a dozen unexpected trap doors that provide access into the piece's hollow interior.

The soft light wood that makes up the Kai Table has been cut cleanly and precisely to make the object look seamless from just a short distance away. However, a few simple adjustments to hidden hinged cupboards, slide-out panels, pull-out cubbyholes and drawers uncover what looks more like a magnified three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.

The Kai Table was custom-designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara, infused with quirky personality and incredible craftsmanship. Just think of how the charming piece will manage the clutter of books, DVDs, electronics and toys! Stats for Extraordinary Unfolding Furnishings Trending: Older & Buzzing
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