The Mastro Table Stows Away by Sliding its Legs into its Surface

 - Jan 6, 2014
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The Mastro Table is a flatpack table that does not rely on hinges. The piece can be completely disassembled with ease and reorganized for compact storage when it isn't needed. The way that it does this is quite clever:

Gumdesign's idea was to take a sheet of metal and to fold two of its opposite edges in with a pair of creases on either side. What this modification does is strengthen the already-stiff iron material and create two mirrored channels. The manufacturer, DeCastelli, makes a set of wooden supports to form inwards-slanted legs and joining lintels. These crossbars can be slotted right into the Mastro Table in one of three orientations. The design enables you to face the posts in or out to flatten it away, or downwards to set up a functional elevated eating surface.