Leave it to a New York City-based architect to invent folding furniture that takes up as little precious space as possible.
Using a patent-pending pyramid hinge technology and complex interlocking mechanics to make it easy to fold and unfold, chief designer, Alexander Gendell, has created Folditure, high-end, luxury furniture that folds down so that a table and four chairs takes up less space than a winter coat when hung in a closet.
Gendell’s Leaf chair is made of aluminum composite panel, and goes from less than 3/4″ in width when folded, to a full-sized chair with a back. His Cricket table also starts out less than 3/4″ and unfolds to accommodate two adults across from each other at its 23″ x 36″ top. It can also be clipped together with more Crickets to form a table of endless length.
Folditure is designed by an architect, so these are not cookie-cutter, cheap-looking foldaways. The look is something more like high-tech meets alien exoskeleton. In a good way, they are truly functional works of art. And since they are made out of the same materials used in skyscrapers and fighter jets, there’s no risk of damage when loading and unloading into a storage closet or back of your car.
When you’re done entertaining, just lift the table by its integrated handle and all parts move together in sync to fold it to a completely flat position. All with just one hand. Slide the Cricket and Leaf chairs into a closet or under a bed, and your pop-up entertaining area goes back to a living room, hallway, or whatever other function it had before the party. Your studio apartment just gained an extra room.
Silver frame Leaf chair with exposed rivets – $940
Silver frame Cricket table with silver textured top – $1680
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