FROM TABLE TO BED IN 10 SECONDS

TABLEBED is a smart solution if you want to efficiently use the square meters in your apartment or house. Thanks to the innovative patented mechanism, the furniture can easily be transformed from a table to a bed, and vice versa.

dISCOVER THE STORY OF TABLEBED

BOREDOM + MINIMALISM = NEW IDEA

In 2015, Dine Renfors had a lot of extra time. There wasn’t enough work for a personal trainer and wellness expert back then. As boredom set in, Dine began to think and question things: why do we have so many things? How can I save living space and money ?

It wasn’t long before Dine searched her things. Those that are not needed have been thrown away or given away. He also didn’t have the courage to throw away his wife’s things either. How to optimize further ?

And that’s how it all started. A table and a bed both take up a lot of space. Usually these pieces of furniture are not used at the same time. Combining them would be a possibility to create a whole new feeling of freedom. But how would that work ?

THE FIRST PROTOTYPES WERE MADE IN A BARN
Tablebed sketches were drawn on a piece of paper. Dine Renfors started building a prototype with his father. The work was done in Dine’s childhood home, or to be more precise, in the attic of a barn, on the island of Kimito, Finland.
The world’s first Tablebed.
A FRIEND ENCOURAGED TO CREATE A BUSINESS

The second version of the prototype was completed in 2016. Johan, a friend of Dine, suggested starting a business. This would require developing the prototype into a functional product that is also easy to manufacture.

Tablebed Ltd. was founded in the spring of 2017. It was about two years after the first idea was drawn on a piece of paper. However, the product was not yet ready for sale.

Dine presented its prototype to Business Finland, the Finnish government organization for financing innovation and promoting trade, travel and investment. They saw the potential of Tablebed and granted the company seed capital worth 50,000 euros to further develop innovation.

The second prototype is still in the attic of the barn in which it was built.
THE FIRST LAUNCH IN A MUSIC FESTIVAL

With the help of third-party designers, several side steps and a few creative swear words, the product was finally ready to launch in early 2018.

Baltic Jazz is a music festival held annually on Kimito Island. Dine and Johan went there to introduce Tablebed and get feedback. The idea was that in a festival like this it is easy to meet all kinds of people. They were thrilled because Tablebed received a very welcoming start.

SALES LAUNCH


More help and money was needed. Investors had to be contacted. The first investments were received in early 2019 after contacting only five investors. This is very rare and fast for a start-up startup without any sales.

The very first sale took place in April 2019. One Tablebed was sold to a person living in the Helsinki area who had seen the product, it’s true, at the Baltic Jazz festival. The company also received its first commercial customer around the same time.

The company began to build a network of dealers, and an online store was also released.

The development of Tablebed continued. First, the components and the production process have been improved. Tabledeb Single, a single bed version of Tablebed, was also released in 2020.

INSPIRATION