Trained as a cabinetmaker before graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Kasper Salto prefers to work with full-scale 3-D prototypes rather than drawings as he creates his pieces. He draws inspiration from many places, and in the case of his Little Friend Table (2005), it was a Disney cartoon character: a humanoid robot with a light bulb for a head named “Little Helper,” who first appeared in 1956 as an assistant to Gyro Gearloose, and sometimes even as an inventor himself. The opposite of a moveable chair for use with a stationary table, this is a moveable table for use with a stationary chair, sofa or bed. Smartly designed with a pedestal base, Little Friend can be pulled as close as necessary, especially when the user sits with one leg on each side. Plus, it features an off-center axis to maximize the amount of tabletop that’s closest to the user’s body. Weighing only 11 pounds with a built-in handle, it’s portable from room to room in home or office – wherever space is needed for working on a laptop, writing or any other task. This is the authentic Little Friend by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland.