The table is like a solid cube. Until it opens It has a flat service when it is closed or not, which is a characteristic of a table. Either way it is a table. it could be a side table when it looks like a cube or dinner for two when you pull it apart.
You could be forgiven for thinking designer Steven Banken created the piece below by stocking up on a selection of MinWax stains: Instead the Eindhoven graduate, who shares a studio building with Piet Hein Eek, went Walter White and created the gradations