The New York International Gift Fair took the city by storm this week, finishing up yesterday after over 2,700 exhibitors showed off their latest and greatest in the Big Apple. One of the things we were pleased to see on the floor was this slick flat-packed Origami Table from MIO. The Philadelphia-based designers have impressed us with a wide variety of sustainable designs -- the Nomad System room dividers, Shroom lighting, Soft Bowls, Wall Pocket storage, 3D wallpaper, Bale Chair and cork flooring tiles all included -- and have branched out with this smart design.
As the name suggests, the Origami Table gets folded into shape from two pieces by its user. The two flat sheets of laser-cut steel are negatives of one another, essentially eliminating waste during production and requiring no tools or hardware for assembly. Once together, the structural table makes a sturdy side, end or bedside table (its 19 inches square); its available in white, black or red directly from the designers. More pics of the table in both its flat and assembled form are waiting below the fold. ::MIO and ::NYIGF