An easily foldable lounge table that provides flexibility.
Looking to create a versatile piece that would adapt to its surroundings, duo Hvidt & Molgaard devised Drop Leaf HM5 in 1956. As part of the Drop Leaf series, this lounge table is easily folded in half and tucked away. It also boasts the same curved wooden frames as the larger dining table version.
While the drop-leaf style originated in England in the 17th century, this historic design was given a modern Danish rendering by Hvidt & Molgaard in the 50s.
The table's foldable design ensures that it's a flexible addition to any home, but such a sharp attention to practicality is balanced with a keen appreciation of form. The table's collapsible wooden frames curve slightly outwards, adding a subtle point of interest. The decision to use frames instead of legs as supports had another benefit: whether folded away or stretched out in a star shape, they create a clean, harmonious form. On the table's underside, brass fittings gleam.
Renowned for their rigorous approach to design, Hvidt & Molgaard were pioneers in the shift towards industrialized production. Their understanding of traditional craftsmanship techniques was combined with the determination to craft pieces that were easy to assemble and produce on a mass scale. &Tradition continues their legacy with Drop Leaf, taking great care to remain respectful to the original design.