paul coudamy: table diptere
paul coudamy: table diptere paul coudamy: table diptere
may 12, 2010

paul coudamy: table diptere

‘table diptère’ in its closed state

french architect and designer paul coudamy‘s ‘table diptère’ is a two layer foldable / extendible tray table.

both the upper and lower tray are made from natural wood. the upper is left in its natural state, while the lower component is covered in high gloss paint, creating graphical two-colored lines on the table. when open, the colored surface reflects light and contrasts with the matte natural look of the wood.

unlike typical folding / extendible tables which require an external leaf, the two trays of the ‘table diptère’ hinge on an offset axis in order for the trays to move above the legs. the surface of the table is then multiplied by two when the trays are unfolded.

top view

the structural legs of the table are made out of two V-shape jambs which are minimal in their design, but which guarantee stability.

side view

the table is available in two sizes: a compact 80 x 80 cm version for 4 – 10 people and a larger 125 x 90 cm version for 6-12 people.

side view of where the upper and lower tray are separated

sliding the table open for extension

upper and lower trays unfolded

fully open

side view

detail all photos by benjamin boccas

rendering of the extension and unfolding process

  • I want this…this would be perfect for our space.

    Emma says:

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