Do you ever look at the desk and think that it is made with some sort of experiment in mind, namely to “challenge the automatic and habitual reaction to our everyday object’s forms and functions by re-examining aspects of the domestic environment”? Well, that’s exactly what the fantastic Grid Table, designed by Ying Chang, a young Royal College of Art graduate, based in London, does.

So, what is so mind-bending about Grid Table, you might wonder? To say that this desk is a multi-purpose piece of furniture is an understatement. The table comprises of three basic components – the base metal frame which holds mesh boxes which, in turn, have several very useful accessories. There are so many possibilities and combinations to explore with the Grid Table. You can change, group, or rotate the nylon-powder coated mesh boxes to suit your needs and preferences. In short, you have a complete control over every facet of the configuration.

Grid Table is indeed a multi-functional piece. Its surface is suitable for many activities from working and reading to cooking, while its accessories can be used either as drawers or shelves. The designer Ying Chang sums up the main purpose of this ingenious piece of furniture: “As living spaces get smaller and merge with working spaces, the use of tables, desks and shelving are evolving, yet their basic forms remain largely unchanged.” watch video below

Modular table

Grid Table by Ying Chang

Grid Table by Ying Chang

Modular table

Grid table


Grid Table setup


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