The Goliath table is a state of the art foldable dining table.
It is an amazing space saving table, and it’s one of our all-time favorite space-saving pieces of furniture!
See the Goliath table in action here (Video)
We got a chance to film it in Denmark at a space-saving store in Copenhagen.
Let’s take a look at the table in action.
This table is the latest upgrade from the original Goliath design from Italian designer Ozzio. It’s very light and can carry a heavy load.
It is a very flexible piece of furniture, sleek design, simple and with a nice finish. It is designed by Marco Pozzoli and Giacomo Mauri from Ozzio.
The difference being, that the center support will turn 90 degrees, to give extra support, when the table is fully extended to seat 12 people. (see this feature at 1:01 in the video above)
Place it against the wall like an entrance piece, and put your keys, a bouquet of flowers or a painting above it. Or put your laptop on it, and use it as a desk for your home office.
Maybe put one or two office drawer units under it, for even more maximization of space.
We tested it out in Copenhagen last year (the video above).
Where to get it online (at the best price)?
The original Italian Goliath table is not for sale online, but it also cost around $3,000! So most people are looking for cheaper alternatives anyway.
We have done a lot of research and we found three different alternatives to the Goliath table that are very similar in both design, color, and finish. Luckily at a much lower price:
- The best price we found at Amazon here
- We also found this version over at Wayfair.com for $1,300 including shipping
- The 3rd and last place we found was at ExpandFurniture at $1,999 with free shipping. Expand Furniture has a reputation for high quality and very durable products.
We also have a post here with several affordable pieces of space saving furniture.
The Goliath Table is kind of magic
When you need to seat a lot of people, you just pull it out. It goes from 17 inches to 115 inches (45 – 290 cm) in a few seconds.
The bridge for the extension leaves is made of aluminum. This makes it slide very easily, you don’t have to struggle and worry that it will get stuck because the joints are too tight.
A lot of thought has been put into the design. When you pull it out, an extra set of legs automatically gets pulled out to where it’s needed, to support the structure.
You just put in the number of extensions leaves you need, and its ready for your big dinner night.
When the table is fully extended, you will have seating for 10- 12 people around the Goliath Table, and everyone will be amazed when you push it back together to create an open space.
This transformation is just jaw-dropping.
The extension leaves you will have to store somewhere in your apartment/house, which is the only downside to the Goliath Table.
Cheaper similar pull out tables
We have tried to find cheaper alternatives to the Goliath table, and this one will also amaze you with the same clever design and stylish white finish.
It does the same trick as the Goliath Table and will expand from 16” to 95” (40 – 240 cm).
It will expand to seat 8 people, and collapse into a small console, just like the Goliath table.
It quite a lot cheaper than the Goliath. We have only seen it online though.
These tables use a rather unique aluminum telescoping mechanism, that makes it very strong. We have the same mechanism in our table, and even when it is fully extended to seat 12 people, it is very stable and solid in the construction.
We have actually seated 14 people around the table. 6 people on each side and one person at each end and it was so much fun to see people’s faces when we pulled out the table to its full size.
A more traditional transforming console table (cheaper)
The next pull out dinner table has a more classic and traditional design.
It also transforms from console to the dining table. It will extend to 72” (183 cm) and fit 6 people for a nice dinner.
It’s definitely not as classy and stylish as the Goliath table, but it’s a good deal if you are looking for an economical solution. You might find this kind of dinner table at your grandparent’s house because they were quite popular a couple of generations ago.
The mechanism is not made of steel or aluminum, but it’s a wooden construction, that does make the table a little less durable, which also means that you can’t extend it to seat more than two people on each side.
Enables you to live in a smaller space
You can save the rent for that extra room, and still have space to entertain guest at the dining table, you didn’t think would fit inside your apartment/house.
A really great space saver, and an awesome piece of furniture.
The console/dining table furniture is probably one of the best and most effective space-saving solutions we have come by for downsizing.
The majority of these tables will not fully collapse like the Goliath models, and in many cases you don’t need a table that will fold into a console size table, but it’s very nice to have the opportunity to do so, whenever you have guests over, and e.g. need space for a dance floor.
We also have other good articles about space saving furniture for small spaces, as you can see below here.