The concept behind the Flapover-the-wall came from the history of furniture design. Folding tables grew popular during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, as they were an easy and cheap product to mass-manufacture, and offered a space-saving solution for occupants of smaller, city homes.
By decorating each design with a tableau sourced from the Rijkmuseum image archives, Piet Hein Eek juxtaposes tradition with modernity. The prints bring a decorative quality to the piece, which function as easily as an artwork leaning against a wall, as it does as an occasional dining table.
In contrast to traditional mass-manufactured furniture designs, each item of Piet Hein Eek collection is carefully produced in their workshop, based in Netherlands.
Square - W 70 D 70 H 77 cm
Oval - W 90 D 70 H 77 cm
Round - H 77 Dia. 75 cm