Hydraulic tables and chairs design

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This article is about making a hydraulic table/chairs. It has been taken from my website.

Objective[edit]

To decrease the unnecessairy use of energy required for heating unused spaces within the house, hereby decreasing financial expendatures and GHG-emissions.

Means[edit]

To cooperate with a company, specialised in retractible beds and other space-conserving furniture to design and market tables and chairs that are retractible into the floor via a hydraulic system.

Designs[edit]

  • Design 1: a round table with round seats; see the schematic on the right
  • Design 2: a basic (low) table; no seats are present, instead, dining is done on the table while sitting in seiza

Note[edit]

The hydraulic system would be imbedded into the foot of the furniture, thus doubling as a primary support aswell as retraction system.

By means of hydraulicly retractible tables and chairs, extra space can be conserved , reducing costs and GHG-emissions by decreasing the use of energy for heating the space. Also, rooms can now be used at full, and cleaning made easier. Especially in places where land is very expensive (e.g. Japan and especially its Tokio-region) this retractible furniture would be extra cost-effective.