Look at how gorgeous this stainless steel table is. It is called The Monolith and it is designed by Gioia Meller Marcovicz, a German fashion designer who now dabbles in furniture design. [via]

The fantastic thing about The Monolith is that it comes complete with a set of 10 chairs, all of which fold up and slide beautifully into the table portion. When completely folded in, The Monolith resembles a stainless steel hourglass. I’d love one of these in my future home, but knowing the way things like this get priced, I can pretty much rule out that it’s too expensive for me to buy. IKEA, get your designers on this!