Knee-to-knee dining

Design concept table, the min 2, eschews legs for community.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
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The perfect table might be harder to describe than you thought. Opinions would, of course, vary; design, structure, shape, and size would likely be the most contentious factors. c But once those were agreed upon, color, usage, and placement might then be brought to the table, so to speak. Regardless of how deep the debate can get, you would at least expect the perfect table to have four legs.

Until now. Here is the min 2 table, having no legs at all. Designed to be placed on the knees of table-sitters, the concept makes sharing a meal more of an experience than anyone may previously have imagined.

We all enjoy setting down with friends and family to share a delicious dish or a drink. Rarely, though, does the simple act of eating or drinking require such trust. Sure, we trust that our companions aren't going to poison our drinks or food, but that trust is implicit--just like we used to implicitly trust our dining tables. However, if anyone makes any sudden--or even shaky--moves, the whole thing comes crashing down.

Which is why, perhaps, this table is perfect. Dining has always been a communal thing. But, we've graduated from our cave dwelling ancestry only to find ourselves more fragmented when it comes to the simplest of our needs. Food is meant not only to sustain, but to bring us together as people. By sitting down at the min 2 table we are forced to reexamine our past and by extension, our future.