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Dining Tables

Saarinen Tables

“I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.” So said Eero Saarinen, designer of the well known pedestal (aka Tulip) collection, which includes a dining, coffee and side table.
Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, Saarinen’s collection is one of many iconic designs from the mid century.

To learn more about the designer, visit Eero Saarinen’s wikipedia page.
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Balls Table from Moooi

Balls. This is nothing new (2005), but I just noticed the other day that it folds flat for storage. So, in theory, it’s a luxury version of those horrible looking folding tables that have pinched all of our hands at one time or another and driven us nuts with their distinctive ugly appearance. (This looks so much better, of course, and costs quite a bit more, hence the term ‘luxury’ thrown in the previous sentence.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,227.00
Availability: Buy Balls Table from Moooi here

Walker vs. Strut

Update: Ah-ha! Blu Dot made this table for Crate&Barrel, hence the striking resemblance. See John’s comment below.

We’re all familiar with the occasional copy cat, and it’s hard to complain when the copier comes up with something so similar at a lesser price point. Sure, there’s the intellectual property argument, but as long as the item is different enough, there’s no real harm done, right? (Right?)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00-1299.00

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Available from: Crate&Barrel

3styletable

Maybe this table won’t win first place in a beauty contest, but it sure will beat the pants off others in a triathlon. It can convert from dining table to coffee table to desk, without tools or finicky extra hardware. And it packs flat for easy storage and transport. See what I mean? It’s multifunctional, and in any tiny apartment space that wins hands down.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Available from: 3styletable.com

Shift Table by Toby Winteringham

It’s rare that we post bespoke furniture, but occasionally a piece is outstanding enough to deserve a mention. This table is handmade by Toby Winteringham and displays excellent marquetry in dyed veneers and sycamore.

Purchase Information:

Price: £2995.00
Available from: PATTERNITY STUDIO

Source: SVPPLY

Ypsilon Dining Tables

Do a quick search for ‘Ypsilon Table’ online and you’ll find more than a handful of options, but I hazard a guess that there’s few that cost less than $500. This table is available in either a small round size or the larger rectangle, both coming in comfortably under the $500 mark with a little room to spare.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00-449.00
Available from: Crate&Barrel

Clean Table and Benches

So don’t quote me on the name of the table…Exquisit refers to it as “gm50750”, but a rose by any other name right? Or in this case, an impossibly clean-looking table whose main design features are contrast black edges and a minimalist cushion that runs the length of the bench. It’s also available in solid black and two different lengths. Oh, and this can also be used indoors and outdoors.

Table, white or black, 808.00
Bench, white or black, 448.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: 1,888.00
Available from: Exquisit24

Nora Custom Dining Table

This table solves the problem of a custom size dining table for a pretty reasonable price, and more importantly, it’s beautifully simple. Add a set of modern chairs with this wood table and you’ve got a classic look that will last a very long time.

from 32-48″W to 36-90″L
Price Range: $1,590.00 – $2,890.00

Also, there’s the Nora Custom Extension Dining Table ($2,490.00 – $3,690.00) should you need expandable options.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,590.00
Availability: Buy Nora Custom Dining Table here

Surface Table

This is one super-incredibly-thin table. It costs fifty thousand freaking dollars. Just thought I’d hit you over the head with that right up front. Lose one of those little zeroes to the left of the decimal point, and suddenly it’s much more reasonable. I don’t mean to be such a critic (I know some people spend that much or more on a car) but I still have trouble absorbing that extra zero. That said, I appreciate the technology behind such an endeavor. It’s definitely a looker.

By using state-of-the-art autosport and aerospace technology, and exploiting the inherent rigidity of layered carbon fiber, Woodgate and Barnard have created an astonishing table that spans nearly 8 feet and has a thickness of less than 1/10 of an inch. Also available in a limited run of 99 with a length of nearly 10 feet.

Designer: Terence Woodgate and John Barnard
Materials: Unidirectional carbon fiber, lacquer or wood veneer, steel legs
Dimensions: L 94.5″ x D 39.4″ x H 29.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $50,000.00
Availability: Buy Surface Table here

Danish Dining Table

Usually dining tables are expensive–there’s a reason for this. Usually they’re made of solid wood to deal with wet objects such as spills and drink condensation. This little table isn’t too expensive, but the table top is a veneer which may not hold up over time. However, if you don’t exactly have the cash to drop on a more expensive model, this one may just do the trick and you could always have it re-veneered if necessary or even replace the whole table top with a solid wood top.

67.5 x 31.5 x 29.5 (W x D x H”)

Note: We’ve posted this table before (see Fresno Table, $1299.00) but this one is less expensive.

Purchase Information:

Price: $909.30
Availability: Buy Danish Dining Table here

Strut 70″ Work Table

Here’s a sort-of-affordable glass table with an interesting wood base. ‘Sort-of-affordable’ in this case means there’s no comma in the price tag.

Glass top floats on dramatically angled shesham wood legs with a matte walnut stain. Crossbar support connects the base with striking stainless steel hardware that’s an integral part of the design.

Seats four if using as a dining table.
70″Wx34″Dx30″H

Also available, not shown: Strut 36″ Glass Top Table, $499.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Strut 70″ Work Table here

Momantai Etched Stainless Steel Top Tables

Second hand tables get a new lease of life with etched stainless steel tops. It’s a stellar idea, and I sort of love the traditional lace-work design paired with steel. As each piece is unique, prices depend on size and condition; emailing Momantai Design directly will give you a better estimate. If you’re not all that into second hand furniture, maybe you’ll prefer the Praios table (shown bottom) with its brand spanking new thin metal frame.

Classic lace-work translated by means of modern production technology; by etching the pattern in stainless steel, the authentic lace of Plauener Spitze gets a new graphic interpretation. A collaboration of Roel van Hove of Etsprit and Ulrike Jurklies of Momantai Design

Recycled Tables Rondra, Firun, Rahja, Phex (top): between 100 and 600
Table Praios, 190 x 80 cm (bottom): 3521 for the the brushed finish, and 4110 for the polished surface.

Delivery should take roughly 8 weeks depending on the destination.

Also, keep in mind shipping costs (from The Netherlands) might bump the price up quite a bit, so bear that in mind.

Purchase Information:

Price: 100 and up
Availability: Buy Momantai Etched Stainless Steel Top Tables here

Teepee Dining Table

If you’re looking for a round dining table, you might have found it. A standard 4 person size, this oak base is simple enough to stand the test of time without breaking the bank.

Four solid natural white oak legs starburst from a central axis under clear glass. Recessed base for lots of legroom and up to 4 chairs. Clear bumpers protect glass.

48″dia.x30″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $369.00
Availability: Buy Teepee Dining Table here

Doble Table

Available in a bevy of sizes and finishes in either solid walnut or solid oak. The doble table is graceful, modern and simple.

Gijs Papavoine
Finished with either a clear stain, carbon (black) stain or brushed.

Tables with lengths of 114.2″, 126″ & 137.8″ the legs can be attached at the very end of the table or 17.7″ inside. With a length of 153.5″, the legs can only be attached 17.7″ inside from the ends.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,499
Availability: Buy Doble Table here

UO Sawhorse Table Legs and Crawford Sawhorse

As one of you recently pointed out, there’s quite a few inexpensive trestle options out there, and you can get whatever sized top you want from a glass shop or hardware store.

On the left, is Urban Outfitter’s Sawhorse Table Legs, which at $38.00 for a set of two is a pretty good deal, and actually less expensive than the sawhorses on the right. However, the ones on the right are ‘real’ sawhorses, so they’re probably a bit more sturdy as well as adjustable. I actually used these yellow sawhorses as a work table base in my office/studio when I lived in Houston. It’s hard to tell, but from the side these sawhorses actually have a little Prouve-ish feel, or at least that’s what I thought of them (it’s the angled steel in a bright color, I think). If you don’t mind an industrial-edgy look, they do the job wonderfully and will hold up well over time, either in your studio/office space or in the garage for odd jobs.

Sawhorse Table Legs from UO, $38.00 for set of two, Buy it here.
Crawford 38 In. Folding Steel Sawhorse, Yellow $29.97 each, Buy it here.

Also, IKEA has essentially the same trestle base as UO: Vika Lerberg Trestle for $10 each. (thanks john for the link)

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy UO Sawhorse Table Legs and Crawford Sawhorse here