'Umbrella' is a table based on the folding mechanism of its namesake. It combines layered, laser-cut birch ply with a circular Perspex top and is designed to be an object of beauty whilst in use and folded away. The intention is that the top may be displayed separately to the main body (hung on a wall) and both may work aesthetically when not in use, unlike most other fold-away tables the aesthetics of which are often lost or awkward when folded.
'umbrella' intends people to re-think the objects around them; to see their hidden beauty; its mechanism gives both visual and physical pleasure.

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