In a link roundup last week, we called attention to Design Milk’s find in the coffee table department: the adjustable REK table from Reinier de Jong. This table is so inventive, we wanted to spend a bit more time illustrating its cooler features.
Perhaps the most fascinating thing about the REK is that it’s at once beautiful to behold and almost infinitely adaptable. The table is constructed of three main pieces: the outer shell and two sliding interior pieces that fit together in a fashion not unlike a set of matryoshka dolls. What sets it apart from a typical set of nesting tables, though, is its all-in-one approach; the interior sections can come out completely if necessary, but are nearly invisible when stowed underneath since the table is, in actuality, more than the sum of its parts.
The REK coffee table is available in oak, birch or beech. Reinier de Jong also offers an expandable/collapsible REK bookcase.
Photo credits: Reinier de Jong.