I originally intended to make an expandable table. It should transform from tall and narrow, to low and wide. Like when you have a ball of clay and press it flat.
I wanted to use an elaborate and clever mechanism to achieve the expanding effect and experimented with cardboard models as well as computer simulations.
All the solutions I got where way too complicated and not very elegant, so I ended up forming a high table by just stacking several small tables on top of each other, and a low and wide table by placing them next to each other.