The 1FORMTABLE by British designer John Grabham is one such piece. Made from Corian (a solid surfacing material by DuPont), It boasts three functions: a planar overhanging table surface, a covered curve underneath for storing books and personal items, and a second curve that holds 18 DVDs.
This magic number three vaguely reminds me of Established & Sons' 'Table, Bench, Chair' that was a hit in Milan this past April (another of their series was covered in Dwell's Process section in February 08). Designed by Sam Hecht/Industrial Facility, it also differentiated various functional areas along the length of a streamlined surface -- simple, effective.
Although John Grabham's product might be more aptly named 'Table, Storage, Drawer,' it is nevertheless a very striking, organically-shaped piece that would make any living room ooze with space-saving style.
Besides writing and designing, Tiffany Chu's passions include photography, cartography, and all things Scandinavian.