This cool design by Con Form Lab is more than just your average expanding dining table. An exercise that takes the craft of simple joinery and fuses it with the modern and precise technology of CNC milling, the Sullivan/Barnes dining table is a beautiful and practical piece that throws back to the American Arts and Crafts Movement which placed simplicity, elegance and quality in construction above all.
The dining table has been built from birch and maple plywood and features sliding joinery, which not only heightens the beauty of the table, but creates a much more sturdy construction. The joining system allows the table to extend from a six seat surface to one able to host ten. The joinery follows the simple sliding idea as seen on an escalator, but expertly executed via CNC.
Con Form Lab is a design firm that strives to “make design, and the digital tools relevant to design, accessible to everyone.” Their breadth of work includes everything from jewelry to 15,000-square-foot industrial facilities.