Markus Dörner, Michael Kläsener, Thomas Stenzel, Germany
“mastermind fold” is an easy-to-use folding table. The folding mechanism located in the centre of the table synchronises the movement of the left and right halves of the tabletop by means of a new type of kinematics. Gas springs assist the folding movement in each phase enabling it to be operated by only one person. A safety circuit requires two-handed release to prevent jamming. The product allows the use of integrated media technology according to international standards.
Statement by the jury
»The design of this folding table focuses on the folding mechanism, which guarantees high safety and user-friendliness thanks to its innovative kinematics.«