Design Green Design Dining Table With Built in Dishwasher Is Convenient, Saves Space By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design images credit François de Martrin-Donos Dishwashers are, I think, the most poorly thought out of appliances. In our house, if we wait for it to be full before we wash, we inevitably run out of spoons and espresso cups. I once had a client put in two of them so that they never had to be emptied, but were used as storage; the client loved it but spent a lot of time re-washing clean dishes. French designer François de Martrin-Donos, currently working in Shanghai, has addressed the problem and come up with a fascinating space-saving solution: the dishwasher is built into the pedestal of the table. Click image to enlarge The designer writes: D.T is a futuristic project for Electrolux based on the ascertainment that growing populations living in concentrated areas dictate a need for greater space efficiency. The Idea is simply to combine a dishwasher and a kitchen table in only one furniture. The glass part of the table retransribes a tactical light interface while a magnetic system allows the dishes to rise up and down from the centre of the table. At once, it stores the plates and flatware for four in a convenient location, eliminates the need for additional storage even keeps your plates hot. Smart moves from François de Martrin-Donos.