This dining table, introdcued in 2007, defines minimalist design with its top cantilevering over a vaulted base. The simple use of geometric form melds flat planes and sculpted air, proving again how hard it is to build simply enough to be good. An eight-foot-long cherry veneer tabletop sits atop a bent laminated base. Veneer was chosen for the top because it literally ?floats? above the base and solid wood, with its constant expansion and contraction, just wouldn?t do for this type of application. Rack-and-pinion glides provide reciprocating movement of the top, revealing a hidden scissor-like leaf that stows effortlessly away within the table itself, making this one of our most flexible dining pieces.