The Growth Table was designed by Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn. This may be the coolest drawing table or crafting workstation I’ve ever seen.
Growth Table is one of a series of objects and spaces modified from a variety of familiar types to sponsor specific activities for adults as well as children. It creates an instant and intergenerational community united by the simple act of drawing. The Growth Table offers all conditions for children to create a place to sit, a rightly-positioned surface, and colorful instruments with which to draw. It also can be used by children and adults who share the memory of countless hours of childhood art-making. The structure activates a public outdoor or indoor space by providing a catalyst for spontaneous social behavior that is both exceptional and utterly familiar. When the form of the Table is multiplied or expanded, it creates a community scaled art-parklett, or transforms a public interior into a literal “drawing room.”