cute cube to dining for five

Let’s celebrate a transformer that fulfills its mission. Imagine a slatted wood cube inside your little house, placed near the entry or seating area. When you want to invite guests over for a meal or celebration, the cube disassembles into a complete dining table and seating for five.

Qube rolls around the place. It could be used for an art display, nice plant, work space or snack tray. (Dioinno Architects)

Qube rolls around the place. It could be used for an art display, nice plant, work space or snack tray. (Dioinno Architects)

The Qube slats are truly functional. They turn into a table and five seats, including the empty cube. (Dioinno Architects)

The Qube slats are truly functional. They turn into a table and five seats, including the empty cube. (Dioinno Architects)

Based in Buffalo (NY) and Korea, Dioinno Architects won Architizer’s A+ Jury Award for Qube 1 this year. Architizer calls the piece a hot product, due to its multitasking appeal and prowess.

Qube works well in urban spaces or smaller homes, as described by Dioinno: “Use of material and space is at the maximum efficiency, but its appearance is mostly minimal. Then it transforms the space when it is expanded. Qube is designed to create extra space when it is needed.”

Cheers for the Qube, a looker that isn’t hard to set up for a social gathering. It’s heartening to discover alternatives beyond folding tables like mighty-lites.