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August 6, 2009

Transformer Table — 'Clamp technology with an extended leg'

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Wrote Rima Suqi in today's New York Times, "Re-vive Table Legs can be used to make a table out of almost anything — a scrap of wood, a piece of glass, even a book. Richard Liddle, a London industrial designer, came up with the idea while 'researching the energy used in furniture manufacture and distribution,' he said."

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"'I didn’t want to add to this problem by creating yet more energy-draining furniture products.' That was when it occurred to him that 'most of us have a waste product or panel that can make a serviceable table,' he said. 'All we require is the means of transforming it.'"

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"Mr. Liddle’s solution — which he describes as 'clamp technology with an extended leg' — can be attached to any spare piece of material and removed relatively easily, without tools. A set of four legs, in black or orange powder-coated-steel,

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is $160 at branchhome.com."

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Comments

Good idea, but not at that price. Also, "The legs can support a tabletop as heavy as 19 pounds (8.5 kg)." OK, not for holding a microwave in the kitchen then.

Posted by: teqjack | Aug 6, 2009 6:10:06 PM

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