Dining Tables

Arte Dining

A little pricey, but it’s simplicity at its best.

“Our Arte Table features a thick wood profile which seems to hover above its open steel base. Shown here in Espresso Walnut and Stainless Steel, and available in custom finishes.”

60" x 30" x 30" h, $2,500.00
72" x 32" x 30" h, $2,950.00
84" x 36" x 30" h , $3,600.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $2500.00-$3600.00
Availability: Buy Arte Dining here

Fresno Table

If you like the look of mid century classics but can’t quite fork over the money for a collector’s item, this table might do nicely. With its walnut veneer and leg detail, it hits the right note of authentic design without the up charge for an original that you would find in a dealer’s shop.

“The Fresno dining table creates a warm ambiance in any contemporary space. The Fresno is sleek and simple in design, providing an elegant setting for dining and entertaining with a touch of mid century charm. The frame of the Fresno is made of hardwood; top is made of MDF with an American walnut veneer.”

66.9″ l x 31.5″ d x 29.5” h

Purchase Information:

Price: $1299.00
Availability: Buy Fresno Table here

Baghdad Table

Man, I wouldn’t call these affordable by any means, but they sure are worth taking a look at…

“The capital Baghdad, the new Babylon, a symbol of multiple, ethnic, cultural and religious identities, a sort of concentration of all humanity. The top of the New Baghdad table is made up of tens of different industrial aluminium profiles each one with a specific purpose, which together make up a map of the capital of Iraq, ploughed by river Tigris. The designer Ezri Tarazi’s idea behind the table is that each shape’s various identities are merged into a cohesive plan.”

Available in Small and Large (dining or coffee table height).

Purchase Information:

Price: $39,600.00
Availability: Buy Baghdad Table here

Parentesi Extension Table

This is a great extension dining table that has a mechanized self-storing leaf.

“The Parentesi Table (2002) by Luigi Ronzoni gracefully extends to seat up to 6-8 people without interrupting the design’s simple lines or resolved details. Both ends of the tabletop pull out on smooth-gliding metal tracks to make room for a self-storing butterfly extension leaf, which easily unfolds and locks into place. Like the remainder of the tabletop, the extension leaf features an apron on either side to hide interior tracks and maintain the table’s profile. Each table is produced using CAD software and CNC routers, for precision craftsmanship and performance. Made in Italy.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500
Availability: Buy Parentesi Extension Table here

Flare Table

I’m still getting used to the price of this table, and the idea of being able to switch out the pattern of the legs.

“An amazingly versatile piece by Marcel Wanders, capable of matching any room imaginable! Its secret is in its thick, conical legs, made of clear, standard injection-moulded polycarbonate. Change the look of the design by simply inserting a pattern of your choice! Two sets of graphic inserts are available, designed by Marcel Wanders or Javier Mariscal… or choose the blank sheets of art paper and add your own personal touch to the design!”

Rectangular top: 63″W x 31.5″L x 27.75″H
Square top: 35.5″W x 35.5″L x 27.75″H

(This item’s link and price was updated 10/15/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $529.00
Availability: Buy Flare Table here

Compas Table by Jean Prouve from Vitra Design

This reissue of the 1950 original is perfect as a dining table or desk.

Materials: Legs are formed sheet steel with legs running diagonally on the outside, connected to a circular tubing central crossbar tubular, all metal parts with black coating finish; table top is cream HPL laminate with black HPL laminate edge.

COMPAS TABLE DIMENSIONS: 70.75″ long x 31″ wide x 28″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,630.00
Availability: Buy Compas Table by Jean Prouve from Vitra Design here

Squat Worktable

This is such a deal.

“The Worktable is a versatile storage table for more flexible living environments. The table is designed with everyday tasks in mind – eating, sewing, preparing food, drawing, crafts, computing, surfing the web, paying bills, changing babies, repotting plants, homework, and scrap-booking.
Discreet cable-routing slots in the sides and lower panels keep tangles of wires out of sight but close at hand. The worktable incorporates nearly 5 cubic feet of storage into a solid, flat-packed furniture piece.”

36 x 36 x 29.75” (915 x 915 x 755mm), assembly required

birch plywood, high-pressure laminate, polished aluminum
White and Black coming soon.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499
Availability: Buy Squat Worktable here

Trestle Tables

The wood base with metal supports add a little bit of detailing, and the glass top will help make the room feel open and airy. All in all, a good choice for a dining table or desk surface.

“…with their unique sloped wood frames, metal supports and clear glass tops create a collection of tables that allow the view of the unique base design.”

Large Table, $995.00
w90″ x d40″ x h29

Small Table, $895.00
w72″ x d36″ x h29

Console, $495.00
w60″ x d18″ x h27

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $495-$995
Availability: Buy Trestle Tables here

fjord round bar table (0S1) by patricia urquiola

Patricia Urquiola’s Fjord collection for Moroso is huge-lots of different chairs and tables to choose from. This set is especially nice for a dining area.

fjord h. armchair, 22.8″w x 28.8″h x 21.8″d. seat height is 17.8″, $335

fjord round bistrot table (016), dimensions: 27.3″h x 31.5″dia, $652.00

fjord large round table (0SA) by patricia urquiola for moroso

dimensions: 28.8″h x 51.3″dia, $3,598.00.
[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $335
Availability: Buy fjord round bar table (0S1) by patricia urquiola here

Parsons Dining Table

A few other retailers offer the Parsons dining table with various top options, but this particular one is a little less expensive. (I also have happened upon the information that you can buy the base separately if you wanted to make your own top…)

- Top grade hot-rolled steel tube
- Precision-welded with honed joints
- Semi-transparent powder-coat finish on base
- Top is sapele veneer over engineered hardwood
- Base made in the USA

72″Wx42″Dx29.5″H

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer, but occasional tables in the same style/design are available. (11/11/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $829.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Dining Table here

Context Furniture – Truss A-Frame Table

Well look at this: sustainable table which is durable enough for a commercial environment but would be perfect at home as well.

55″w x 29″d x 28″h

Free shipping in continental US

Purchase Information:

Price: $589.00
Availability: Buy Context Furniture – Truss A-Frame Table here

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M5 Table

I love the strong graphic lines of this particular table, and the fact that it ships flat and is easy to assemble is a definite plus.

“Inspired by a bridge that spans England’s M5 motorway, Frank’s table is elegant and strong, and unlike most bridges, easy to manufacture and construct. Made from just three sections, the table top and two plug-in leg units assemble in mere seconds.”

Ply, European oak veneer or laminate

Purchase Information:

Price: $1675.00
Availability: Buy M5 Table here

AVL Shaker Square Dining Table by Joep van Lieshout for moooi

This small dining table was built with Shaker traditions and proportions in mind, both “uncomplicated and practical”.

Table seats four.

Purchase Information:

Price: $548
Availability: Buy AVL Shaker Square Dining Table by Joep van Lieshout for moooi here

AVL Shaker Dining Tables

Holy. Talk about some markdowns…If you need a table, these are some prices that are sure to please.

“Following in the Shaker tradition, the AVL pieces are substantial, uncomplicated and practical. Through their combination of solid and veneered oak or beech wood and generous proportions, the designs communicate a sturdy architectural character. The large, broad Rectangle Dining Table seats six to eight people with room to spare…The square table offers frank lines with a small footprint right for tight spaces or as an addition to existing dining solutions. Table seats four.”

Brown, Natural Oak or Red

Square, H 29.5″ W 35.5″ D 35.5″
Rectangle, H 29.5″ W 78.75″ D 39.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $698
Availability: Buy AVL Shaker Dining Tables here

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Big Sur Dining Table

I was in a great modern house this week and they had this perfect, sturdy dining table. I was surprised to find out that it was the Big Sur Dining Table from Crate and Barrel.

“The rustic beauty of Big Sur lies in its solid European white oak with naturally occuring splits, cracks and knots. Its intricate, narrow grain is produced by a colder climate, making each piece unique. Supporting the table are four hefty legs, each crafted of a single piece of heartwood, exposing the tree’s inner rings.”

• Solid white oak
• Wood pegging detail on top
• Each leg crafted of heartwood and kiln-dried for six months for stability
• Seats up to six
• Polished wax finish allows wood to gain character as it ages
• See dimensions below

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00
Availability: Buy Big Sur Dining Table here