Problem: A balcony with hardly enough room to stand, let alone squeeze a table or chair. Solution: A portable table designed to balance on the edge of the balcony railing. Torafu Architects in Japan worked in collaboration with Ishinomaki Laboratory—a design co-op born of the devastation visited on Ishinomaki, Japan after the 2010 tsunami—to design a genius table for propping in tiny spaces. Even as the weather cools, we're dreaming about the possibility of a little al fresco entertainment. Hot chocolate for two on the fire escape, anyone?
Above: A moveable arm wraps around the balcony railing and provides a counter balance to the tabletop.
Above: The table collapses for easy transport up to the rooftop or balcony.
Above:The Sky-Deck is available for sale through the Ishinomaki Laboratory online shop for 8,680¥.
Have a little more space on your balcony? Consider this Green Vitrine.