For a fantastic design and space saving idea, check out the Fletcher Capstan Table. The Fletcher Capstan Table, which automatically expands from a small size to a larger one, is unique.. It is a round table that amazingly is capable of doubling its seating capacity and, just as astonishingly, remaining truly circular in the process. Very importantly it stores its expansion leaves within itself. All tables, be they manual or electronic, rotate through 120 degrees as they operate, and electronic tables can easily be converted to manual.
However, this cool table comes with a catch. It’ll cost you £25,000 to £35,000 ($50,000 to $70,000). The company’s site describes, “It is a round table which, when rotated at its outer perimeter, amazingly doubles its seating capacity and, just as astonishingly, remains truly circular. Very importantly it stores its expansion leaves within itself. Existing tables can seat six persons when small, and twelve or more when expanded, but there are other design possibilities. Operation, which has been described as ‘pure magic’ by Boat International magazine, really is a sight to behold and extremely quick, it taking only three seconds to complete an entire expansion or reduction cycle.”