Lightweight but durable, Lars Pettersson and Morgan Rudberg's folding Press table was launched this year by Karl Andersson.
The brief was to create a lightweight but sturdy table that was simple to fold up and just as durable as similar constructions.
After years of experimentation the designers succeeded in developing an innovative, adjustable locking mechanism which ensures that the table is not only exceptionally stable but also simple to fold up.
In addition, the legs lock in place without the need for a cross-piece or stretcher, thus providing knee room for comfortable seating at the short ends of the table.
The tabletop is veneered with oak, birch, ash or finished in one of Karl Andersson's standard stains on ash, black desktop and white or grey laminate. The table is supplied with a wooden edge strip or for a more durable tabletop, choose a plastic edge strip in white, grey or black. The solid wood legs are in oak, birch, ash or finished in one of Karl Andersson's standard stains on ash and have felt floor protectors as standard.
Optional extras are available in the form of castors, link fittings for connecting several tables, and a concealed panel of sound-absorbent material that can be fitted to the underside of the tabletop. Also available is a storage trolley with locking wheels and a metal handle that can be placed either on the side or the short end.
Press can be used either as a folding table that can be simply erected to provide a sturdy working surface, or as a more permanent wooden table that is easy to fold up and store out of the way when necessary.
Press is an ideal solution in lecture halls, meeting rooms, lunch rooms, all types of conference facilities, schools, hotels, churches, etc.
About the manufacturer: Karl Andersson & SÃ¶ner is a family business that has been developing and manufacturing high-quality wooden furniture in the town of Huskvarna since 1898 and across four generations. Designed to suit both public and residential spaces the collection includes classic designs that the brand has been producing for decades, alongside totally new furniture that still reflects the skill and precision of the craftsmen.
About the designers: Lars and Morgan are founders of design and architecture consultancy PetterssonRudberg working across design, interior architecture and building design.