Dining Tables

Gus Modern Corner Block Dining Table

I have absolutely no idea why this particular retailer has a price of $870.00 on this table when other places have it at $1,495.00. Is it a mistake? Am I missing something like a defect listed or a floor model sale?

Featuring distinctive L-shaped legs and a warm European oak grain, the Corner Block Dining Table defines sleek design and solid construction. With its generous size and clean lines, it looks great in any contemporary dining space.

30″ H x 75″ W x 37″ D

$870.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $870.00
Availability: Buy Gus Modern Corner Block Dining Table here

Giulie Collection

So, apparently harvesting Sugi trees in Japan is good for the environment (because they are becoming too plentiful) but not many designers will work with the wood because it’s overly soft and gnarly. So, Mr. Enzo Mari stepped up to the plate and designed the very nice (and expensive) Giulie collection to help with the problem. To read more, here’s an article from MetropolisMag.com entitled ‘No Love For Sugi’.

Hida Sangyo was founded in 1920 and is one of the leading wooden furniture makers of Japan, based in the Takayama region. This part of Japan is known for its excellent wood craftsmanship, originating back to the 7th Century Nara period. This collection is made predominately of the beautiful Japanese sugi wood, realized with state-of-the-art industrial technology of wood compression.

Designed by Enzo Mari.

Giulie Dining Table, Rectangular, 28″H with 91″L x 28.5″W glass top: $4,050.00, Buy it here.
Giulie Table, Round, 28.3″H with 43″D glass top: $3,150.00,
Buy it here.
Giulie Coffee Table, 16″H with 53″L x 24″W glass top: $3,900.00,
Buy it here.

Also in the same wood by Enzo Mari is the Vertana Mirror, which was posted back in May of ’08.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,950.00
Availability: Buy Giulie Collection here

Bigwire & Wire Table Collection

Check out this incredibly cool table collection by Arik Levy. It reminds me of Knoll’s PaperClip table, except I think I like these more for their punch-me-in-the-face colors.

Bigwire Dining Tables: $3,054.00 and up, Buy it here.

big wire is made of a steel structure painted in the colors black, graphite, red or white. 8-mm-thick tempered plate glass top, painted brown or red or extra-clear plate glass top painted white to match the structures of the same color. big wire is offered in a choice of two shapes, round and oval.
Dining table dimensions: round: 51.2″dia., round: 57.1″dia., oval: 49.2″ x 68.9″

Wire Tables: $958.00-$1298.00, Buy it here.

wire tables are a series of side and coffee tables. the structure is made of steel and painted black, red, orange or white. comes with 8-mm-thick tempered plate glass top, painted black, red or orange or extra-clear plate glass top painted white to match the structure’s color.
smallwire dimensions: 19.7″h x 21.7″dia.
wire dimensions: 15.7″h x 27.6″dia.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $958.00-$3,054.00
Availability: Buy Bigwire & Wire Table Collection here

Sinus trestle

So if you live inside the EU, these trestles are pretty reasonably priced (not to mention very cool)…but don’t get your heart set on them if you’re in the US, because then shipping makes it twice as expensive.

“The trestle Sinus consists of not more than one piece of steel tube.
Sinus is thereby stackable and with its merely three legs sees to a lot of legroom under the table.”

Sinus is available in the colours: Black, White, Blood Orange and Chrome.
H 72 cm x W 74 cm x D 36 cm
185 € per pair VAT included.
(shipping inside the EU is 29,50€, inside Germany is 9,90€)

More information:

View Sinus trestle here

Urban Hardwoods

Urban Hardwoods has such a wide variety of beautiful pieces, all handmade from salvaged wood in Seattle. I found them while drooling over a coffee table (lower right), and I’d recommend taking a look through their collection if you’re fond of modern wood pieces.
And, for you lucky San Francisco residents, they’re opening up a new showroom in March.

“Our goal is fairly straightforward — to be the most progressive, responsible and sustainable wood furniture manufacturer/retailer in America…With every piece we craft, we respect the natural character and imperfections of the tree we use. We let the natural shapes, holes, curves and “live edges” of the tree remain. Our craftsmen work to preserve the tree that once was — and the work-of-art that will be.” -Urban Hardwoods

Headboards range from $650.00-$3500.00
Black Walnut Dining Table, shown bottom left: $8650.00
Seattle Bench, top right: $1200.00
butternut console table, middle left: $3300.00
cedar occasional table, middle right: $650.00
pacific madrone coffee table: $950.00
maple valley coffee table, lower right: $2100.00

Buy it here.

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Genova Table

Rugged wood and smooth marble make for an interesting mix on this round 40″ table.

Juxtaposition at its loveliest: a trio of rugged reclaimed wood legs hoists a disc of raw white marble, forming a rough-yet-refined table.

Reclaimed wood, marble
30″H, 40″ diameter

$998.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $998.00
Availability: Buy Genova Table here

Plank Dining Table & Bench

Gus* Modern has added a new dining collection to its repertoire. Looks good and the price seems competitive to other (quality) dining tables.

Perfect for a modern or traditional space, the Plank Dining Table from Gus Modern is made of solid wood and will last the test of time. Use the beautiful Plank Dining Bench by Gus Modern, the Gus Modern Thompson Chairs or a combination of both to meet your dining needs.

Plank Dining Table, 18″ H x 59″ W x 14″ D, $1,450.00
Plank Bench, $575.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00-$1,450.00
Availability: Buy Plank Dining Table & Bench here

Case Dining and Coffee Table (foldable)

Check it out- these tables fold themselves into a case, making transport super easy. If you’re short on space, something like this might make sense when you have extra guests over as well.

Facts: table folds itself into a case when not in use, easy open/close,
birch wood with spring loaded locking hinges, can take loads of up to 100 lbs.,
handmade in california, (2) year warranty, delivery via ground service only

case coffee table, $179.00, Buy it here.

size: folded: 18″w x 14″h x 4.75″d
open: 28″w x 18″d x 18.5″h

case dining table, $259.00, Buy it here.

size: folded: 30″w x 15″h x 4.75″d
open: 30″w x 30″d x 29″h

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Availability: Buy Case Dining and Coffee Table (foldable) here

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Great Falls Table

Massive, indeed. This chunky table is sure to add a solid presence to any dining area. It would look great with the right pairing of modern chairs.

The rooted stability, uncommon character and marbleized grain of acacia wood bring the impressive strength and authentic beauty of massive timber framing to our bodacious dining table. Sanded, sealed and waxed to a smooth luster, this handsome, handcrafted table is equally at ease in rustic retreat or city sanctuary, a perfect social centerpiece wherever your happy home may be.

Additional shipping, $450.
82″W x 39″D x 30-1/2″H.

$1,495.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
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Grand Ecart Table

This pretty crazy price-wise, but the design is worth noting. Now if someone can just figure out how to make it less expensive…

Launched at the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair, this table is designed by award-winning French architect Jean Nouvel. Grand écart means ‘the splits’ in French, and the table’s top comprises two slender sleeves of lacquered aluminum that are undetectable when the table is closed but slide apart to extend the table from 71″ to 118″w to seat up to 14 people. Requires simple assembly. Available in other sizes and in fixed length versions by special order.

W71/118 x D33.5 x H29 in

$7,995.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,995.00
Availability: Buy Grand Ecart Table here

Cross Round Table Glass

Today’s the last day of DWR’s Anniversary Sale. If you’ve had your eye on anything, it’s a good time to buy with the free shipping and discounts.

A sculpturally unique and compact dining solution, the Cross Round Table (2007) features an asymmetrical solid oak base that’s constructed of two interlocking pieces. Designed by Matthew Hilton, the Round Table possesses the same modernist balance of form and function as his other pieces like the Profile Chair and Cross Credenza. The pedestal base allows for unimpeded leg room and supports a .5″-thick tempered glass top. Where the top and base meet, four neoprene pads keep the glass from being scratched. The Cross Round Table seats four comfortably.

$1,750.00,
Now: $800.00,
Buy it at DWR.

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy Cross Round Table Glass here

Modern Farm Table

I have had a design crush on the Big Sur dining table from Crate and Barrel ($1399) for over a year now, but I think the West Elm modern farm table ($599) is a good contender and is a lot cheaper.

Now, buyer beware, the one from Crate and Barrel is made of solid wood and the one from West Elm is just veneer, and I’ve heard that the West Elm veneers are notoriously thin, so if you have kids and pets and expect the table to hold up to some serious wear and tear, I recommend the Crate and Barrel one. If you live alone then the one from West Elm may do just fine.

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Muji Aluminum Table

Remember how in the 90’s design was considered ‘modern’ if it was made out of stainless steel or some other metal? It was almost like a designer’s shortcut. It left a bad taste in my mouth related to anything masquerading as modern when it was just a regular product cast in metal. This, however, is certainly not the case with this lovely aluminum table from Muji. I love the subtle transition from the top of the table down to the slim line legs.

Muji, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

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Purchase Information:

Price: $765
Availability: Buy Muji Aluminum Table here

One-to-Two

Here’s a neat table from Nathalie Nebout, with legs that fold the Oak half inside the steel.

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More information:

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Branch Table

This is one lovely table so I suppose it should come as no surprise that it hits right over the 3 grand mark.

Designed by Maurizio Marconato and Terry Zappa, the Branch Table (2007) has a hand-cut, hand-joined solid wood base that was inspired by Charles Paul Landon’s 1799 painting “Daedalus and Icarus.” In the painting, the shape of the mythological characters’ wings is both graceful and bold, which the designers captured in the shape of each end of their table. The glass top sits on the tips of these “wings” and the result is a sculpture of shapes, formed by positive and negative spaces. These angles, while at first glance decorative, also serve a functional purpose by maximizing legroom for friends and family gathering around the table. Whether seen from the side or above, the Branch Table has an inherent lightness that challenges the assumption that a solid wood base has to be bulky and overscaled.

Solid ash with a walnut stain; tempered glass.
H 29″ W 80.75″ D 39.5″
$3,400.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,400.00
Availability: Buy Branch Table here