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Exocet Chair

Created by Montreal-based designer Stephane Leathead, the Exocet Chair is one that can easily be configured in multiple ways, thanks to the identical slats on the rotating cylinder. This design enables users to change the chair's shape when the moment strikes. With soft curves and that long flowing shape, it definitely fits right in at any Apple Store, with their minimalist store layout and all. No word yet on when / if this piece will hit stores. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Kai Table

When everything is closed, the Kai Table looks like any other, but start pulling out the drawers, and you'll discover that there are over a dozen secret places to hide your things. It was designed by Naoki Hirakoso, along with input from Takmitsu Kitahara, and as you can see, there are a plethora of sliding drawers, shifting panels, and even hinged cupboards. Whether it be magazines, snacks or gadgets, you'll find a place for them. Continue reading for two more pictures.

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Bookniture Book Furniture

At first glance, this appears to be just a normal book, but flip it open, and you have some extremely compact furniture. You can either store or carry it around just like you would a book. This can be used in numerous ways: a stool, footrest, nightstand, standing work desk or just stack it up and make a table and chair set. Outdoors? Add a wood board on top of 2 Bookniture books to make it a bench. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including Dark Lord Funk, the Star Wars parody of Uptown Funk.

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Refold Standing Desk

A New Zealand company has unveiled "Refold", a flexible, foldable, portable, affordable and 100% recyclable standing desk. Designed by Fraser Callaway, Oliver Ward and Matt Innes, the 6.5kg cardboard desk can support the weight of an adult. Calloway says: "We came up with the idea as part of our final design project at university here in New Zealand. It was a small part of a larger project about easing the transition between studying and getting jobs." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Hammock Table

The Hammock Table - made from rattan, glass and stainless steel - has a perfect napping spot for your cat(s). It's located right below the glass table top, and should you not have any furry pets, it's great for magazines, decorations or books. This clever piece was designed by Japan-based Koichi Futatsumata Studio, a company who specializes in product and object design. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool Y190,000 or $1,572 USD. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Balloon Table

Christopher Duffy of Duffy London has created a whimsical Trompe L'oeil table, and it gives the impression of a glass surface being propped up by either red, gold or silver balloons. It's made from strengthened glass, metal resin composite, and reinforced steel rods for durability. Fake strings attached to the base of the balloons tether the orbs to the ground, composing an intricate swirling pattern on the ground. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Folding Table

There are transforming cars, computers, cubes that open up to contain all the furniture a room needs, books and now, a picnic table. This was created by Izzy Swan, a retired furniture shop owner from Charleston, South Carolina. From afar and at first glance, it looks like just a stack of wood, but start taking apart the pieces, and you'll see that it contains seating for four as well as a small eating area. Continue reading for the video.

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Photosynthesis Table

What if all of your gadgets could be powered by plants? Introducing Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table. This creation demonstrates the potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology, or electricity generated from the electrons captured by conductive fibers inside the moss table. Technically speaking, this technology turns energy that would otherwise be wasted in the photosynthesis process, into power that can be put to use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Analog Memory Desk

MCAD (Mechanical Computer-aided Design) student Kirsten Camara wanted a better way to save notes. So, she created the "Analog Memory Desk", a table that comes complete with 1,100-yards of blank paper to record everything. When the desktop is covered in notes, scribbles, drawings, etc. a simple turn of the handles gives you a blank analog tabletop once again. Continue reading for more pictures and the blueprint.

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Pop Up Furniture

Remember those pop-up storybooks you loved as a child? Well, artists Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner have turned that concept into functional furniture. Simply take one of these large pieces of reinforced cardboard, unfold it, and you have a table and chair(s). Unfortunately, there's no word yet on when these pieces will hit stores. Continue reading to see the folding and unfolding process.

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