TABLE=CHEST by t.n.a design studio
”Usable when it is folded away”
A chest of drawers, can be turned into a low coffee table by single action - lift by top drawer handles. Inspired by traditional Japanese dining room, which was turned into a bedroom at night, it was one of experimentations on furniture with dual function.
It was in self-production in the UK until 1999. Abode (Japan) has started to manufacture in 1997 for Japanese market. It was relaunched for the rest of the world in 2007 by Röthlisberger (Switzerland).