Akemi Tanaka: More Than Meets The Eye

Posted on January 24, 2008 Under Design

We have always been of the firm belief that a coffee table is not a suitable home base for one's backside, be it clothed or unclothed (preferably clothed). However, after seeing. Designer Akemi Tanaka's line of transformative wooden furnishings we may just soften our initial stance. There is more than meets the eye to the Tagei Coffee Table and the Futaba. While both are constructed of a sturdy Bamboo base, the former pulls out to mutate into a bench, while the latter unfolds from a table into a loveseat. Not only do these two eco-friendly, multi-faceted fixtures save you space, but their design is downright sleek. Just about the only downside to these living room transformers is that they don't turn into wooden friends who help fight other evil transformative wood furniture pieces. However, feel free to rename either one of these fellas “Optimus Table.”