Dining Tables

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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Price: $765
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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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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,
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Price: $3,400.00
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Harvest Table

The room settings above perfectly illustrate how combining two distinct styles can add interest and character to a home…I love the Shaker style table paired with the more industrial Navy Side Chair or the mid century Saarinen Tulip™ Stools.

This table has a sturdy and symmetrical form that’s defined by its functionality. Simple and austere, two drop leaves increase or decrease the footprint depending on immediate needs. Wooden pegs fold out to support the leaves when they’re raised and act as stoppers when the leaves are folded down. The modern maxim that form follows function was phrased by the Shakers as, “beauty rests on utility,” which is an expression found in Shaker literature. This reference to beauty does not imply ornament or decoration, both of which the Shakers avoided for fear of encouraging the sin of pride. Rather, this beauty is inherent to a useful object, and “that which has in itself the highest use possesses the greatest beauty.”

Solid walnut with clear lacquer finish
Closed: H 29″ W 72″ D 22″
Open: H 29″ W 72″ D 38″
$3,200.00,
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Price: $3,200.00
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Phillipe Dining Table

The emphasized spool legs of this dining table could read more modern than traditional depending on the chairs placed with it. Also, sometimes mixing styles can make your space look a lot more interesting, so keep your mind open to items outside your normal comfort zone.

distressed birch with black lacquer finish
76″W x 44″D x 31″H
$2,195.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $2,195.00
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Darjeeling Table

This is a great table- the inset legs are a design element that take the overall look up a…ahem, notch.

Rare saal wood is reclaimed from old Indian railroad cars, restored, and pieced in a natural plank mosaic dining surface of raw awe. Supported on industrial metal square tube legs, blackened with exposed welding marks. Legs are inset flush at the sides and notched in the top, becoming one with the patchwork. Wood is left unfinished in its natural state. Seats up to 8.

80″Wx36″Dx29.5″H

$899.00,
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Pinot Bistro Table – Round

I’ve been looking for a small breakfast-y sized bistro table for my kitchen, and this one is a pretty good price. I think it’s a winner.

Simple but functionally sound, these Italian-made powder-coated steel tables are exceptional examples of everyday outdoor furniture. Available in three styles, their sturdy construction and multiuse design make them the choice for caf├ęs throughout Europe and the U.S. They also work well in office dining areas. By undergoing three different finish processes – electric zinc coating, the application of a grey powder coat and then a clear lacquer – the table surfaces are made resilient and corrosion resistant. Assembly required.

Materials: Steel with three-layer finish.
H 30″ Diameter 32″

$330.00, Now: $231.00,
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Price: $330.00
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The Pebble by Autoban by De La Espada

Whoa, talk about an impressive table, this one by Autoban has a sculptured edge and a bright red (or chrome plated) architectural aluminum base that deserves some attention.

Apparently not from the local beach… With legs made from aluminum and an organic-shaped top, Pebble is the union of contrasting materials, supported by a structure of the soundest simplicity.
Available in your choice of solid American Black Walnut or American White Oak and red powder coated aluminum or chrome plated aluminum base.

112″w x 46″L x 31″h

oak; $9,825.00,
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(please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery).

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Price: $9,825.00
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Hotline Dining Table

I have got to say, CB2 has really nailed it with this collection. This table is a great dining table or would look good as a desk too.

Red-hot. Hand-welded iron X crosses two U’s for one red-hot diner. Impressive miters are hand-sanded obsessively smooth, invisible to the eye. Lobster red powdercoat is a major pop every which way but price. Extra long rectangular glass top reveals all, seats 6. Levelers included.

Metal X-base with lobster red powdercoat finish
Glass top
Levelers and glass bumpers included

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/12/09)

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Price: $399
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Starfish Table, Walnut

Whoa. This table is a show stopper. Absolutely lovely…

“Starfish is made of solid European walnut and looks great as a dining table or a desk. Also offered but not shown on the site: Oak. Please call to order.”

Designed by Autoban
74.5″l x 35.5″w x 29.5″h
(Lead Time: 14 weeks)

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Price: $4675.00
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Cloth Table by Gerard der Kinderen

This tongue-in-cheek table can be used indoors or out, thanks to the polyurethane finish.

The innovative and intriguing Cloth Table is one of 20 furniture designs developed by Gerard der Kinderen in 2007 after two decades as a creative director in the communications industry. Topped with a ‘cloth’ made from a durable, flexible combination of polyether and polyurethane that is both soft to the touch and ideally suited to outdoor living, the table was selected as the Official Table for Tokyo Designers’ Week 2007.

W29.5 x D29.5 x H29.5 in.

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Price: $875.00
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Clint Dining Table

This reclaimed teak top and simple black iron base make for an excellent overall impression (too bad the price is more towards the 4 grand mark than what most of us would consider affordable).

includes 2 19.5″ leaves
82″W x 36″D x 30″H (without leaves)

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Price: $3,750.00
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Tropics Dining Table with Trestles

The legs on this table look identical to the Multi Table I posted a while ago, but this picture (or maybe the high gloss top) puts it into perspective. Plus, there’s the option of ‘Golden Trestles’ (which, if you say aloud, sounds like some type of candybar or fantasy land).

“Dine or work in style, times infinity with our Tropics Table. An easy, modern solution that’s ultimately versatile, allowing you to customize any dining nook, work area or home office over and over. Sleek and rectangular, the Tropics Table comes in 3 options.”

Color and Leg combinations: Chocolate with Golden Trestles, Zebrano Wood with Chromed Trestles, High Gloss Walnut with Chromed Trestles

71″w x 35″ d x 30″ h

(Delivery time 8-10 weeks, Custom Order)

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Price: $1,200.00
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New Antiques by Marcel Wanders for Cappellini

I’m enjoying the New Antiques collection by Marcel Wanders. This chair in particular strikes my fancy. It’s a Klismos style chair (an ancient Greek form) merged with the turned wood technique, where wood is thrown on the lathe for the “knobby” appearance.

“A stunning takeoff on period furniture, the new antique wood-turned chairs and tables are available in matte black or white lacquer. the chair seats are upholstered with polyurethane foam and covered with a choice of smooth G908 or stamped leather of the same color choice as the frame. the seat is also available made of woven polyester belts with the cappellini logo.”

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Price: $1,300
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Frank Table

The iron base of this round dining table seems to have more of a mid century flair to it- perhaps a set of vintage chairs would complement it nicely?

-light brown wood veneer
-hammered iron base
-please allow 10-12 weeks for delivery

48″W x 30″H

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Price: $2,865.00
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