Portuguese Table

A clever design yields portable functionality.

By Ajax Alexandre
Pages: 44-47

From the October 2011 issue #192
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My father-in-law gave me a table just like this one on our last trip to Portugal. He picked it up in Serra de Monchique, a small mountain village in the Algarve in the southern part of the country. He has a good eye for design, and knew I would appreciate the simple, ingenious way the table folds up. Because it is so light, compact and strong, it could also serve as a stool. And, when my family returned home, it fit easily into my suitcase.

CORRECTION: There were errors in the dimensions of the drawing published with the article, and in the cutlist. Click Here for the correct dimensions.

VIDEO: See how the table folds up.
WEB SITE: Check out the region in Portugal where this table is built.
TO BUY: “The Table Book.”
IN THE STORE: “500 Tables: Inspiring Interpretations of Function and Style.”

From the October 2011 issue #192
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