Tables

Paperweight Desk

Made entirely of 100% recyclable cardboard, this white gloss desk knocks the socks off of practically every other desk out there. At £151.00 (~$225), it’s super affordable, has a cable management system (very important) and can be assembled in a few minutes. If you move around a lot, the assembly/disassembly of furniture should not be taken lightly, nor should you miss the fact that this desk is super light and super strong. Now, if only a US retailer would pick it up, I’m sure exclamations of joy would be heard throughout the 50 states.

made entirely of 100% recyclable cardboard.
500 x 750 x 720mm (w x d x h)

Purchase Information:

Price: £151.99
Available from: Nigel's Eco Store

Marble Coffee Table (match off)

At first glance, these two pictures might appear to be of the same table taken in different lighting, but perhaps the more discerning can pick out a few tiny details that sets one apart from the other. There’s not much, mind you, but there is a difference, most noticeably in the price.

Can you guess which one is $900 and which is $300?

Answer and info on both below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299/$900
Availability: Buy Marble Coffee Table (match off) here

Clarity Color Glass Tables

This looks like something straight out of Verner Panton’s portfolio, doesn’t it? Pink, orange, and yellow glass is combined to form these colorful ‘color-wheel’ tables. Now, if only they made this in a lucite-ish version at, let’s say, a fifth of the cost, then maybe it’d fit nicer into all of our budgets.

side table (20″dia x 16″h): $2,495
coffee table (31″dia x 12″h): $3,195

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,495
Available from: ABC Home

Reclaimed Gym Floor Table

Gym class. Did you love it or hate it? Either way, now you can remember (or rewrite) any old memories by owning this hand crafted table made from the maple floor of Kendigan Gym, built in 1964 in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Materials: reclaimed wood
Surface is intentionally unfinished.
Dimensions: 48″ L x 16″ W x 18″ H; frame: 1.5″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Pianotable

You may be inviting your musical friends and family over more often if you had this dining table with a built-in electric piano. I have a feeling that food and drink may not mix well with electronic equipment, so I’m hoping that that the internal keyboard mechanism is shielded from the inevitable spilled wine resulting from an impromptu post-dinner rock session. Of course, very few of you would have these worries once you look at the price tag.

The Pianotable is made to order, available by contacting the designer at [email protected].

Designer: George Bohle
Material: oakwood, electric piano
Dimensions: 75 x 115 x 230 cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: $6,000.00
Availability: Buy Pianotable here

Source: Behance

Le Bouc

My goodness, isn’t this the perfect table for the modern bibliophile. A perfect companion for reading, it stores a moderate stack plus it has an angled surface for placing your current open book. Whether you keep it as a bedside table or an under-the-desk organizer, you’ll have all your favorite tomes on hand.

Designed by Mathieu Gabiot
Bouc red: 195€
Bouc black or white: 245€
H 502 x L 400 x P 550 mm
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Purchase Information:

Price: €195.00
Available from: Le Bouc

Source: Incredible Things

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

Semaphore Tables

Purchase Information:

No longer available.
Originally available from Urban Flea

Source: Urban Flea

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

Library Desk

Hmm, what’s that you say? This desk is awfully similar to the Kant Desk? Why, yes, it certainly is. Does anyone know of an antique design that’s similar to this? It would be interesting if the Kant Desk took inspiration from an antique as well.

Our Library Desk, inspired by an antique design, offers unique convenience with its built-in bookshelf. The clever rear trough neatly organizes files, books, and anything that usually gets lost or needs a home, and displays them for instant reference and retrieval. Made from solid gray-washed sheesham wood, our eye-catching desk requires only minor assembly.

55″L x 31.5″W x 30″H.

Purchase Information:

Price: $898.00
Availability: Buy Library Desk here

Steel Pipe Side Table – Natural

Yet again, MUJI steels… ahem, steals our hearts with completely affordable modern furnishings.

Maximum carrying capacity for table top is 6.6lbs
18.1″w x 12.2″d x 19.5″h

Available in Natural or Brown.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Availability: Buy Steel Pipe Side Table – Natural here

Dot Coffee and Side Table

These round Dot Tables are quite the buy at $150 and $400 respectively. It’s a lot of that clean-lined look for a rather reasonable price tag (in my opinion).

Durable wood construction, Oak veneer with barley finish.

Dot Side Table (14″diam x 18″h): $149.00
Dot Coffee Table (36″diam x 14″h): $399.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Dot Coffee and Side Table here

Offi Big Rib Coffee Table

A coffee table inspired by pork ribs sounds frankly more than a little unappetizing, however once you get past the food connotation, the modular form makes sense. Easy to assemble, the ribs allow the table to grow to whatever size you need, enabling a custom fit at a fraction of a custom price. With the purchase of an add-on kit (soon to be available) the table can grown three ribs at a time.

Designed by Eric Pfeiffer.
37″ L x 30″ W x 16″ H

Also, fyi: this retailer is offering a 15% off sale for orders totaling $150 or more, January 8, 2010 January 31, 2010.

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Offi Big Rib Coffee Table here

Offi Trundle Desk

Extra space is always at a premium, and if you work like I do, spreading out papers and such is a necessary evil to get a job done. This desk seems to tackle that problem with ease, with an extra drawer-like surface to give you the space you need. Plus, the idea of not necessarily having to straighten up (instead just push in the drawer) is a nice thought.

Hidden cord management storage.
dimensions: 56″l x 26″w x 31″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $1399.00
Availability: Buy Offi Trundle Desk here

Top-Drawer Coffee Table

If I didn’t already have a coffee table I would snap this up in a second.

-Two concealed drawers hide away living room clutter
-Drawers open on smooth metal glides
-Airy wood construction base with oak veneer
-Dimensions: 46w x 20d x 16h

Purchase Information:

No longer available.