I've recently experienced in some very small apartments that collapsible tables are extremely handy. They're small when they need to be, and big when it's meal time. These examples from Sculptures Jeux show how stylish compact functionality can be.
Collapsible tables are great for both dining rooms and living spaces; these modern designs put the traditional folding table to shame. Even if more space is available, there's something attractive and sneaky about furniture that's more than first meets the eye.