New York-based Australian architect creates adjustable table legs

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Tabl by Nick Flutter.

Tabl by Nick Flutter.

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Tabl by Nick Flutter is an adjustable table leg that clamps to any flat surface.

Tabl by Nick Flutter is an adjustable table leg that clamps to any flat surface.

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Tabl by Nick Flutter supports surfaces between 19 and 45mm.

Tabl by Nick Flutter supports surfaces between 19 and 45mm.

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Tabl by Nick Flutter can convert any flat surface into a table, including reclaimed counter tops.

Tabl by Nick Flutter can convert any flat surface into a table, including reclaimed counter tops.

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Tabl by Nick Flutter can convert any flat surface into a table, including reclaimed counter tops.

Tabl by Nick Flutter can convert any flat surface into a table, including reclaimed counter tops.

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Tabl by Nick Flutter is made from solid brass and oak.

Tabl by Nick Flutter is made from solid brass and oak.

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Australian designer Nick Flutter, who by day is an architect at Bjarke Ingels Group in New York City, has created a set of adjustable legs that can convert any flat surface into a table.

Flutter said his inspiration for his product, Tabl, came from living in a small New York apartment and he wanted a table that could last for the rest of his life.

“We move house more frequently than ever, and we throw away more and more of our old [furniture] each year because it can’t always adapt to our changing lives,” he said in his Kickstarter campaign for the project.

“I wanted an endlessly adaptable table and I wanted it to be beautiful, resilient, and never go out of style.

“Most of all, I wanted it to be the last table I ever bought.”

The legs consist of two parts: solid brass clamps, which have been CNC milled, and a round leg made from oak and finished with furniture wax.

The legs can support surfaces of any shape between 19 and 45 millimetres deep and up to 60 kilograms in weight.

Because the system is designed to be durable, repairable, modular and adaptable, the legs can be separated and swapped out for different lengths to make coffee tables (420 millimetres in height) desk/dining tables (740 millimetres) and kitchen bench/counter (900 millimetres).

Flutter launched a Kickstarter to fund a production run of Tabl, which ends on 26 April. To support the campaign, click here.


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