Designed by Al-Hamad Design, the transforming table sports a simple boxy shape that should make it useful either as a side table or a coffee table. While the design is rather simple and straightforward, it actually looks nice — like the kind of table you’ll find in your grandma’s old house right next to the rocking chair and a shelf of antique figurines behind it.
The Little Oyster Coffee Table, though, doesn’t just stop at being a table. Lift up the top and it transforms into a stiff chair, complete with armrests and an ample-sized backrest. Lift up the seat and it transforms again, revealing a secret compartment for hiding those stacks of money you won betting on a 5-fight parlay at last weekend’s UFC that you’d rather hide from the wife. Or maybe just store some blankets in there for when it gets a little cold while chilling in the living room. Construction is walnut wood.
The piece was shown off at this year’s ICFF as part of a multi-item office set. No word on where it can be bought, but it sure looks like a good table to have in an office lobby, where an extra chair might be called for every now and again.