Pininfarina's Design for an Expanding Dining Table

I keep forgetting that every once in a while, Bugatti will design a pool table or Porsche Design will do a folding TV. So it shouldn’t surprise me that Pininfarina designed a high-end expandable dining table, for Italian furniture manufacturer Calligaris.

The Orbital table, which features a polyurethane body, a top made of ceramic glass and a highly overengineered table extension method, looks like this:

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It goes from this…

…to this…

…by doing this:

You get a much better look at the mechanism (dig that knurled knob) in the product video:

It’s in the $11,000 range, if you have to ask. (And I don’t know if I’m losing all perspective with luxury pricing, but I thought it would cost a lot more than that.)

Source: core77

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