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.


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  1. josh santos January 12, 2008 at 1:01 am

    These are made entirely by hand and retail for US$7,000

  2. Betty Callaway August 24, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    We need a table that is small so as not to take up much space in the office (30 x 30 or even 24 x 30), but can expand to seat 6 or 7 people (30 x 65 or 70). What size is the expandable table? What woods and colors are available? What is the cost? This is a VERY interesting design idea!

  3. fran borress May 20, 2007 at 10:30 am

    we need 2 t0 3 tables to seat 20 to 24 people in smallest space for our new sun room

  4. fran borress May 20, 2007 at 10:29 am

    we are looking for 2 to 3 expandable table to seat a total of 20 to 24 people in smallest space

  5. mike schwartz April 6, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Very interesting. Looking for expandable table for new room. Let me know the different sizes, woods and prices Thanks

  6. Amelia Brodie August 21, 2006 at 3:53 am

    Interested in knowing more about the expanding table, including sizes, woods, prices. How is the product shipped?

  7. Inhabitat » Blog ... August 7, 2006 at 6:20 am

    […] Inside the Celebration House, many of the ideas featured in our Inhabitat Green Building 101 series have been put to use, as well as several products previously featured here. Architect Henry Siegel maximized indoor daylight with a dog trot dividing the public living spaces from the private; in the master bath, reclaimed and recycled Teak have been used for the countertops; the fireplace, finished in a warm honey color to keep the room light, is made from a concrete that has been mixed with rice hulls; the dining room features an expandable table made from recycled bamboo, which can seat up to 10 guests; and the guest bathroom and all shower surrounds are made from Renewed Materials’ Alkemi product line. […]

  8. mylen January 3, 2006 at 5:17 pm


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