Offi Paket – the dining set that doesn't eat into the room
By Jude Garvey
June 17, 2009
Just because you live in a small apartment, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Here’s a smart design idea that will transform a small space into a funky dining area in no time at all. The Offi Paket table and chairs quickly unpack from a uniform tower into a colorful dining set.
The Paket table and chairs were designed by Srdjan Simic, a Yugoslavian-born furniture designer and builder. Faced with designing seating for small, restricted dwellings, he focused on creating a compact solution. The result was the Paket table and chairs. When you are ready to dine, the chairs simply unfold as do the extension wings of the table.
You may choose to have just one table panel open or all four, depending on the number of guests. When it's time to pack up, the four stools fold and slip over the table. When the table’s extension panels are lowered, the entire dining set can be stored away.
The table and chairs are made from laminated birch plywood and, for the legs, powder-coated steel. The table top and chairs are available in orange, white or charcoal and can be mixed and matched to suit your décor. Pairs of chairs, though, come in the one color.
The Paket set can be easily stowed and transported when it’s time to move house and it is perfect for a child’s play area. Once packed up, it takes up so little floorspace, it doesn't intrude on the room.
The maximum recommended weight for each table leaf is 60lbs and when closed measures 25 x 25 x 30 inches. When expanded, it measures 43 x 43 x 30 inches. The table retails for USD$499, with chairs selling for USD$249 per pair, see Offi for details.