Tables

Kada Stool by Yves Behar

How much would you pay for a handy all-in-one seat, tray, and table that folds away flat? Not $900? I thought so, me either. It’s such a shame; it’s so incredibly smart and useful, yet it’s too steep of a price for most.

Kada is a multifunctional folding seat which has infinite possibilities of use. Its versatility makes it an absolutely transversal object, that fits all spaces and can be changed to fit all situations thanks to its different finish and the possibility of becoming custom-made, according to different layers put on its laminated surface. Its performances change thanks to different uses of the metallic top which can become seating, table or tray.

Technical Description: structure in natural wood or laminated white, grey, black, red neoprene zipper metal top varnished light grey or dark grey.
Size: 13.78″w x 13.78″d x 17.72″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy Kada Stool by Yves Behar here

Geo Side Table

I like the looks of this little table. Very architectural, but in a light sort of way. Nice.

25”diam x 18”h
Polished nickel
Lightweight design with a thin metal top and open, geometric base

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Geo Side 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

Oak and Glass Trestle Table

Part of the new ‘Well Considered’ Collection from The Conran Shop, this table combines elegance and simplicity with a friendly price tag. (More items from the range will be posted within the next few weeks, but not so much that you’ll get sick of them.)

Terence Conran designed this simple, pared down trestle which is made in solid oak and combined with a clear glass top – ideal for sophisticated dining or as a chic desk at an excellent price.

W71 x D31.5 x H29.5 in
Materials: Solid Oak and Glass

Purchase Information:

Price: $595.00
Availability: Buy Oak and Glass Trestle Table here

Engineer Dining Table

Whaa? $399, for real? That price more than qualifies this indoor/outdoor sawhorse table as an exceptionally affordable option for your dining needs.

Industrial takes a stand under sleek glass to dine six, indoors and out. Sawhorse supports rivet a third leg each, with almost humorous small feet in stride. Mild steel is hot-dip galvanized to a raw crystalline gunmetal grey that’s rustproof and scratch-resistant. Each piece is unique and will take on a darker look over time. Protective floor pads included.

80″Wx36″Dx29.5″H

$399.00, from CB2.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach

Uh, how much do you love these tables by Mr. Loebach? If you didn’t say ‘very much’ or were stricken speechless then I don’t know what to do with you. First off, they are tables and step stools, which makes them functional for small spaces, yada yada yada. Second, they are available in some of the best color choices (charcoal, green, and the most delightful shade of blue (in my opinion)). Third, and perhaps most importantly, each table/stool opens at the top (with safety hinged lids) for extra storage. Fourth, they are a little awkward in just how humble they look, and doesn’t that just make you love them more? All that said, I think it’s the colors that make them stand out as wonderful little nesting tables/step stools. Take note they won’t ship until mid-October.

Material: Wood and MDF with safety hinges

Dimensions: 17.25 x 14 x 18 inches
Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 10/15/2009

$400.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach here

Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk

I post this with considerable trepidation. On one hand, having a huge trunk to stuff all sorts of work papers and items plus a computer would be exceptionally nice in that you could close it all off and see a nice looking old trunk instead of a messy workspace. On the other hand it is absolutely huge and might look like an elephant in the corner, plus some people might assume you have a Real Doll in there, and that would not do your reputation any good whatsoever. So, it’s up to you to decide whether the risk is worth the advantage, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Also, if you’re into the antique steamer trunk thing, there’s a sizable collection of them (media stands, dressers, etc.) to check out at Restoration Hardware).

* Crafted by antiques dealer and furniture maker Timothy Oulton of London
* Reproduction antique steamer trunk
* Features a pull-down desktop and multiple drawers, cubbies, wire management and bookshelves
* Stands on wheels for mobility and closes for storage and privacy

Dimensions: 39″W x 29″D x 76″H

$3,995.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,995.00
Availability: Buy Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk here

Ikea PS Karljohan Side table

Yet another product from the new Ikea PS collection. This little table is one of the highlights in my opinion. For the price, the shape and size are hard to beat, and maybe this won’t make a lot of sense, but somehow it doesn’t seem overly Ikea to me…that might change with time, but I hope not.

Solid Wood
Diameter: 18 1/2 ”
Height: 10 5/8 ”

$59.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.99
Availability: Buy Ikea PS Karljohan Side table here

Co-op Dining Table

Made from sustainable, plantation grown solid shesham wood, this steel legged table looks like it has the size and price to fit the bill of many a dining room. The wood top adds warmth while the steel legs add a modern-rustic vibe.

Sustainable solid shesham wood top
Steel trestle base with black powdercoat finish
Handcrafted
83″Wx34″Dx30″H

(reg. $799.00) $699.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Co-op Dining Table here

The Splice Coffee Table by Umbra U+ Collection

It could be argued that splayed legs of this ‘broken’ coffee table might cause some bruised or broken toes, but perhaps the novelty and magazine storage overshadow that particular concern.

The splice coffee table’s “broken” appearance has a functional aspect – its V-shaped base is perfect for storing magazines. Featuring a 12mm tempered glass top tinted smoke gray. Base created from solid Canadian maple with a satin charcoal finish, by traditional woodworkers in St. Jacob’s, Ontario.

Designer: Luciano Lorenzatti and Alan Wisniewski
Dimensions: 46 3/4″ x 14″ x 24″

$400.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy The Splice Coffee Table by Umbra U+ Collection here

M’ovo Folding Table by Lapalma

While this does have a certain ironing-board feel to it, the promise of being able to easily shift from table to table-being-vertically-stored has a certain allure. For the price, I’d expect it to move from one position to the other extremely smoothly.

m’ovo table can be transformed by an easy movement: a second leg unfolds while the top is lowered to horizontal position. the solid oval base has concealed wheels so that the table can be shifted easily before use. when the flip-top is down, the wheels are lifted up and the base is stopped.

designed by andreas störiko

m’ovo 175: 69″w x 29″;h x 41.02″d, $3,160.00
m’ovo 160: rectangular: 62.5″ x 29″h x 31.02″d, $3,085.00
m’ovo 160: 52.5″w x 29″h x 41.5″d1 x 27.5″d2, $3,273.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,160.00
Availability: Buy M’ovo Folding Table by Lapalma here

FIberglass Side Table

This is a perfect little side table at a nice little price point.

“Mod-inspired fiberglass side table, constructed in a lightweight hourglass design and polished with clean, smooth edges. Top it with a lamp or plant, keep it plain and simple, or use it as decorative seating! The sturdy flat-top surface is ideal for just about anything! ”

12.5″w, 12.5″d, 16.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Re-vive Table Legs

Hmm. Four steel clamps (‘revived’ production equipment) are improvised legs for whatever surface you might find. They can be attached and removed easily and have an adjustable height of 15.75″ to 19″. While this allows for a fair amount of creativity, the material requires a certain appreciation of industrial elements. Not everyone wants steel clamps as table legs, but for the select few of you that do, I’m sure you’ll have fun deciding what your table top will be.

materials: 100% steel, powder coating, toughened plastic
dimensions: legs adjustable to a height of 15.75″ – 19″ (I’d say this is more of a coffee/cocktail table height, fyi.)

$160.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Re-vive Table Legs here

Rikyu Jubako Table by Conde House

One of my favorite things at ICFF this year was interesting paint treatments to simple wood furniture. It sort of evokes a feeling of Shaker simplicity with modern shapes. As far as I know this particular piece didn’t show at ICFF, but the variegated color scheme reminds me of some of the great pieces I saw earlier this year.

Designer: Ted Boerner

Standard Size:

W 13″ D 13″ H 18 1/2″

Standard Woods:

Outside: Lacquer finish

Inside: Walnut, White Oak

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,620
Availability: Buy Rikyu Jubako Table by Conde House here

Hans Tables by Jonathan Adler

Whoa, these sure cost a lot more than I was expecting. The perspective is a bit off since I spliced the three together in one image, but you can see how they have a lot of presence, mostly due to the shape and patina, but also because they are solid brass. That means they probably would break your toe if you ran into them rather than toppling over.

Monumental Modernism.
Three striking silhouettes in a blackened finish inspired by the work of Jonathan’s favorite potter, Hans Coper. Made from solid brass with a black patina and hand-rubbed edges.

Blackened brass, Hand rubbed brass edges

Hans Pedestal Table (16.25″ wide x 18″ high) $795.00,
Buy it here.
Hans Hourglass Table (16.25″ wide x 16″ high), $895.00,
Buy it here.
Hans Barbell Table (16.25″ wide x 14″ high), $895.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $795.00-$895.00
Availability: Buy Hans Tables by Jonathan Adler here