City dwellers fortunate to have a backyard rarely have enough room for furniture. This space-saver from Ego Paris does double duty by acting as a low coffee table and as a dining table. The Corian or aluminum tabletop comes in eight colors, while the lacquered aluminum frame comes in 20 colors. The 129cm-long piece is 54cm wide when closed and 62cm when completely opened. furniture-egoparis.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.