Italian cabinet company Arclinea is showing a table mounted on a hydraulic jack that moves up or down as needs change from prep to eating.
THE METAMORPHIC TABLE
"Your kitchen isn’t a static environment and your work island shouldn’t be either. Arclinea introduces hidden technology with benefits easily enjoyed. The company’s hydraulics-based technology changes the functional makeup of the island with its integrated “up-down” table that adapts on demand, depending on user and use. The elegant planked wooden table easily rises from dining-table-height to counter-height (or anywhere in between), allowing users of different heights and abilities to easily switch from a lowered dining table to ergonomic work surface, with a single press of a button."