Puzzle is an extendable table. His complex designed enhances the aesthetics of the mechanism of extensibility itself and underlines its constituent elements.
The plans separation line draws a joint and suggests the presence of a central sliding guide which binds the two movable parts.
The plan, so divided, is assembled thanks to two lateral metal profiles, bound by two rods with a circular section.
Each element is designed with a dual function, in order to lighten the shape and maximizing the materials performances:
- the brushed steel lateral profiles, fitted with tapping, hold up the plans and they are also the guides for the sliding;
- the connecting rods, in steel too, constitute the rotation fulcrums of the two revolving shelves;
- the oak veneered poplar plywood plans have the ideal thickness to accommodate the guides (obtained from solid oak pieces).
The supports are constituted by two stands with three legs, bound to the two plans. They are herefore also involved in the elongation movement.
The transformation sequence expects the plans removal of 22cm for each part (millings in the lower side are designed to facilitate the grip).
The underlying shelves are now free to rotate of 180°, bringing the upper surface to the same level of the top.
The unusual solution of three legs stands was adopted to accommodate the largest number of seats and give at the same time further personality to the table.
The design comes from the idea to lighten as much as possible the thicknesses, bringing the materials used to the maximum of structural performances.
The shelves, enhanced with a brilliant open pore dye, are meant to stay in view, according with the trend – more and more widespread – to lay on table runner or place mats instead of the more traditional tablecloth.