When people are getting better at multi-tasking, their homes (and furniture) should be, too. Growing home prices and rental ratesare forcing more and more city folks to opt for smaller spaces, so adaptable furniture that can serve multiple purposes would ease the pain of living small.

German designer Daniel Liss’ Table for Two answers the call. Liss, now working for Hem in Berlin, Germany, stated in a video that he was inspired to create Table for Two after reading research that found more people are eating and studying at the kitchen table.

image via Daniel Liss Design
image via Daniel Liss Design

Kitchens have been said to be the heart of a home, making the kitchen table an important place for people gather together. But how can a dining table better serve multiple day-to-day needs?

A series of folds is the key. While working, a partition is flipped up, creating a perfect desk for two. The erecting lid serves as a divider and also a hanger. Underneath the lid, storage room for power strips, laptops, and stationary can be easily found.

When it’s time for dining, a built-in drawer allows for quick stowing away of work materials.

image via Daniel Liss Design
image via Daniel Liss Design

While traditional tables typically require leaves to be inserted to accommodate more guests, the many folds of Liss' table only require lids to be turned down to create a larger surface that can accommodate up to six people.

image via Daniel Liss Design
image via Daniel Liss Design


 Check out this video the see how the table nails the transition: