Tables

Knockout Side Tables

Simplistic side tables always get my vote, but these cross over into the minimalistic category, which has me making imaginary placards in their honor. They’re just so serious, and would be especially great next to a silly chair or sofa (you know the term: juxtaposition). With several shaped bases in solid white marble, black marble, or green Swedish marble, you’ll have to consider a cluster (if you can afford it) of tables together for maximum impact. Or just get one, and admire its pedestal-like presence.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $970.00 - 1,825.00
Available from: A+R Store

UX4 Bracket Kit

Get a UX4 kit, a few 2x4s, a table surface, and you’re on your way to making your own custom table. How does that work, you ask? SWENYO’s UX4 Kit is a set of four steel brackets that accept 2x4s as legs. Want a standing desk? Cut your 2x4s at around 40″ (or just below your elbow height), slot them into the brackets, and screw the brackets onto your desk surface. TA-da! You’re done. Change the height and the top and make a coffee table, a dining table, or a nightstand. Further customize with paint. Fun!
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Price: $55.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Wall Desk by Norm.Architects

Small desks that fold away are rare these days, despite all of the laptops and tablets floating around us at home. That’s exactly why this minimalist drop-down Wall Desk catches the eye. It’s suited for a small work surface or as a minimalist valet or dressing table. There’s a cable management compartment for hiding messy cords away, and you’ve got the option of folding up the whole thing to keep things tidy and to create more space. And, to sweeten the deal, Menu is offering 20% off all their goods through the end of March (enter code MS2016 at checkout), so the desk is on sale for $160. Not too bad, eh?
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Price: $200.00
Available from: A+R Store

Mesh Coffee Table

Sometimes you want a piece of furniture that strikes just the right note of quiet edginess. Restrained, yet still a little odd in some way. I’d say this Mesh Coffee Table by Bowles & Bowles hits just that note with its airy, steel wire mesh base. Paired with a smoked glass top that reflects light, it’s a great choice for smaller sitting areas, as it will help a room feel larger than it is.
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Price: $1,475.00
Available from: Horne

Arco Desk by Design House Stockholm

You’d best steer clear of the Arco Desk if you’re allergic to clutter. However, if you like to arrange things just so and have everything within view, then take a long look at this oak trestle desk with tempered glass top. The drawer is completely visible, so there’s no hiding any secretive snacks or less than desirable belongings.The drawer also opens from either side, so feel free to float it away from the walls.
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Purchase Information:

Price: CAD572.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Alle Coffee Tables

Whaaaat the what. There’s a tempting sale over at Hem; the Alle Coffee Tables are so very affordable at the moment you’d be silly not to grab a couple. Don’t be too afraid of the red color, by the way, as it would provide a nice color contrast to an otherwise neutral interior. If that still makes you nervous, there’s black, ivory, pale oak, light blue, gray, eggplant, and walnut- all excellent choices.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00+
Available from: Hem

Simone Table and Bench

If you’re looking for a super-minimal table or bench, you might like the looks of the Simone Collection by 57st. design. Double-thick Baltic birch plywood has dovetailed ends (spaced in irregular intervals) for visual interest and overall strength. The short or long bench would do well in an entryway or hallway, and won’t break the bank, thankfully. Free shipping, too, just in case that sweetens the deal.
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Price: $1,200.00
Available from: 57st. design

Hanko Side Table

Need a side table with decent storage and good, solid construction? Check out the Hanko Side by Chadhaus. Soft-close slides will shut the drawer softly while the pared down appearance will slip in nicely alongside a mix of modern furnishings. Pair two on either side of a bed for nightstands or just add one to your living area to store the clutter of remotes and charging cables.
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Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Chadhaus

Geometric Steel Side Table by PWHFurniture

Hip, hip, hooray for geometric steel side tables that cost $175. We can thank PWHFurniture on Etsy for this find. It’s made of sheet steel and a welded steel base, so it’s sturdy and particularly friendly on the ol’ wallet. Now you’ll have an ideal spot to set your drink(s) and/or mobile device when you settle into your favorite chair/sofa. Choose between white, black, blue, red, or yellow.
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Price: $175.00
Available from: PWHFurniture on Etsy

Coleman Height-Adjustable End Table

If the Coleman Stool and the Coleman Camp Stool are to your liking, chances are that you’ll want to own the End Table. It features the same geometric base and adjusts from 22 to 28 inches in height, which makes it a cross between an end table, stool, and even a low bar stool. Spin the tabletop clockwise or counterclockwise to raise or lower it to the right height.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: Dwell

Plus Concrete Modular Storage Solution

Set your mind to modular mode, and you’ll see that the Plus collection is a solution to your storage woes. Three concrete cubes can be combined in different ways to make furniture; there’s a single storage cube that can also be used as a seat, a longer bench, and a larger square table. Build a bookcase, a console, or just have one as a side table and/or seat. I’m sure you’ll have fun moving and stacking them into various configurations… although they are a little heavy, so you’ll be building muscle mass every time you shuffle them around.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $360.00+
Available from: Gessato

Plateau Coffee and Side Table

Want a more polished look to your living area? Check out Blu Dot’s new Plateau occasional tables. A circle of Carrara marble sits atop a powder-coated steel base for a refined, clean-edged look that’s sure to compliment your other modern furnishings. The materials and circular design hit that sweet spot of affordable elegance- who doesn’t want that?
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Price: $899.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Zorro Coffee Table

Pa-dow! If the sight of the Zorro Coffee Table doesn’t stun you with its circular (blue!) glass top, I don’t know what will. A minimalist Z structure supports the two overlapping tops, with reflections adding further depth to its shiny surfaces. Choose between the blue glass (above) or the black marble and smokey glass version (below).
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Price: $1,293.00
Available from: Matter

Cluster Tables

Well, hello there, you set of delightfully minimal side tables. Would you like to come live with me? I promise to only put you in the best of spots, and to only split you up when extra guests show up and need a spot to set down their tea or coffee cup (there will be a coaster, of course) or maybe even their phone, or, if they’re brainy, their books. Otherwise, you’ll be free to sit together unencumbered so your clean lines and solid surfaces will be shown off to the best of their ability.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Available from: clever spaces

Serra Portable Side Table

Yes, you could just staple a piece of fabric on an existing side table and call it portable, but I very much doubt it would look as nice as the Serra. The belt across the Serra’s middle is high resistance, so it’s ideal for carrying the steel table from sofa to chair or from room to room. Use the table’s surface for your laptop or for a cup of tea, either way, it’ll be nice to have a versatile table that’s easy to move around as needed.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $376.00
Available from: Luminaire