napkin portable dining table for two encourages friends to eat together
napkin portable dining table for two encourages friends to eat together
may 23, 2014
napkin portable dining table for two encourages friends to eat together

napkin portable dining table for two encourages friends to eat together
all images courtesy of hung lu, chan





napkin table is a portable dining bar for two that can be folded down to a small size, making it handy to carry around. the purse-like carrier comprises a pair of straps on either side that attach around the neck, just like a necklace. once the two diners fasten the clips around them, the fabric stretches into a surface for them to put plates, forks and cups onto. small stitched pockets allow for utensils to be tucked inside while a cut-out ring holds a drink in place. designed by graduates of industrial design from the tunghai university in taiwan, the product responds to the dining culture that is influenced by modern technology. ‘communication should make us more convenient to connect with others, however, it seems like we are more unfamiliar with our friends when sitting on the dining table. this conclusion has inspired us to figure out if there is a new dining experience which can improve the relationship and interaction between people when eating.’

having afternoon tea outdoors


folded napkin

napkin portable dining table for two
opening the portable table

napkin portable dining table for two
attached around the neck

napkin portable dining table for two
diners using the portable unit

eating on the surface of the table

you can wipe your mouth with an attached, washable napkin

napkin portable dining table for two
design details enhance the meal

napkin portable dining table for two
food stays in place with the addition of specially integrated pockets and cup holders



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