Urbanisation, compact living conditions and frequent moving are global trends that necessitate new standards for flexible furniture. Many young families today do not have the luxury of separate rooms for their children or their activities. And even if they do, the living room, being the social focal point of the home, often becomes the natural setting for where the children end up playing and where their toys accumulate.
This low table with built-in storage is designed to address this issue and accomodate the needs of children and parents alike, as it seamlessly shifts between the roles of a practical play table and an elegant coffee table. Made from moulded plywood, it has a natural linoleum tabletop and a generous felt storage drawer, which can fit everything from LEGO bricks and crayons to remote controls and coffee table books. The table has a superellipse footprint without any sharp edges and some of the subtler details include a slightly raised tabletop perimeter to prevent things from sliding off and a removable semi-rigid drawer which prevents children’s fingers from getting trapped.
The table and its optional matching stools come in three different colour variations and a choice between a single large or two smaller storage drawers. Both the table and the stools are designed to be shipped as flat-pack furniture and can easily be assembled and dismantled again without complex tools or instructions.
The Any-Way Table is the first in a diverse range of intelligent products for Pupupula aimed at families with young children.
Produced by: Pupupula
Awards: Red Dot Product Design Award (2019)
Credit: Photos 3-5, 7-11 and 13-15 courtesy of Pupupula.