One of the best things I saw at ICFF was this expanding table design by Austrian furniture company Xpand System. What I love about this is that the design is so simple and uncluttered, and the functionality is ten times better than any other expanding table I’ve ever seen. You just pull one end of the table to expand it, and the latticed wood in the middle stretches apart like an accordian. There is no need to remove tableware in the way that you would have to with an old-school expandable table. Plus, the patented “Xpand System” in the middle of the table is actually quite beautiful as a design element.

The tables come in 3 different sizes, and 7 different woods, including our favorite: environmentally friendly Bamboo.