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This Guy's Transforming Picnic Table Approaches Pure Sorcery

Everything transforms these days. A prefab cube opens up into a livable "apartment. "Books" fan out into stools and nightstands. And now, Izzy Swan, a retired furniture shop owner in Charleston, South Carolina, has crafted this intricately-packed stack of wood that metamorphosizes into a functional picnic table...in the most bewitching way possible.

Swan, who's actually selling plans for the transforming picnic table on his website for $10, also created a snazzy table that closes right into a briefcase. He claims it's "the world's fastest folding table":

Full demos for both projects:

· This Intricate Table Collapses Into a Tiny Cube [Gizmodo]
· 'Bookniture' Kickstarter Opens Up a Design Plagiarism Debate [Curbed National]
· Sliding Chipboard Shelves Turn This Flat Into 'Infinite Homes' [Curbed National]