Tables

Muji Steel Pipe Desk

An interesting partnership between Muji and Thonet brings us the Bauhaus tubular steel desk.

Made in Germany by Thonet GmbH, the original manufacturer of tubular steel furniture, for MUJI. The desk is made of steel pipe with a speckled MDF top. The drawer unit is sold separately and is made in Japan of steel and polypropylene.

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Availability: Buy Muji Steel Pipe Desk here

Muji Aluminum Side Table

I love this Aluminum Side Table by Muji. It would be great as bedside tables or I’m even thinking it would be great as a mobile unit for a record player.

Size: 20″l x 19.5″h x 16″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Muji Aluminum Side Table here

Cornered Coffee Table by Dylan Gold

What do you think of this? Sort of like the Twisted Console posted before, this piece by Dylan Gold has a little bit of wonkiness to make for an interesting piece of furniture.

Take your average coffee table, construct one leg as a cross-section of a rotated cube and you get a table that values a clean surface area without losing a place to hold your favorite books and magazines. The Cornered coffee table embodies the inherent function of all coffee tables.

Recycled MDF
Available in Maple, Walnut, Oak and Cherry
Dimensions: 42″w x 36″d x 14″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,900.00
Availability: Buy Cornered Coffee Table by Dylan Gold here

Studio Ubico, “stump” series

These 100% recycled stool/tables are double the fun (sort of like the gum) with their affordable price tags and quirky made-from-woodscraps design.

Stump series started in the industrial garbage cans in the area near our factory. Small pieces of hardwood are thrown from carpentries in the area in large quantities. Through the series development it became clear that we can reduce costs and become socially involved through passing some of the production to a factory which employs disabled people.

“oli” stool: $195.00
“dodo” side table: $160.00
(shipping not included, email for quote)

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Studio Ubico, “stump” series here

Cubo Coffee Table

Hidden storage space in a coffee table is absolutely perfect for those eyesores (otherwise known as remotes) lying around the living room.

Elegant and asymmetrical, the Cubo Coffee Table offers not only a large surface space, but also neatly concealed storage. The Table’s rich, warm American butternut veneer is expertly applied and has a visible grain pattern. The storage space is accessed by rotating the larger “leg” outward, revealing a spacious spot to stash magazines, books or remotes. Storage space is lined in red Spinneybeck® Recycled leather, offering a compelling material contrast to the neutral tones of the wood. Made in U.S.A.

H 16″ W 47″ D 23.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $900.00
Availability: Buy Cubo Coffee Table here

Twisted Console by Dylan Gold

Hmm, although the price is a bit dear, this off-kilter console would add a tiny bit of crazy to your room, in a good way…though I suppose it’s up to you to decide if you need any more of that or not.

‘twisted’ is a console table, a wall mounted display cabinet, a vertical bookshelf – or all three. Four in-line boxes frame the twisted one, creating a subtle focal point. The box in question is offset on 3 different axes, perfectly intersecting the adjacent cubes, defying convention. Specifically designed to add just enough chaos to your all-too-regimented world.

70w x 15h x 32h (with stand)
Material: Solid, vertical edge-grain bamboo, Danish oil and wax finish

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,100.00
Availability: Buy Twisted Console by Dylan Gold here

Teepee Dining Table

If you’re looking for a round dining table, you might have found it. A standard 4 person size, this oak base is simple enough to stand the test of time without breaking the bank.

Four solid natural white oak legs starburst from a central axis under clear glass. Recessed base for lots of legroom and up to 4 chairs. Clear bumpers protect glass.

48″dia.x30″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $369.00
Availability: Buy Teepee Dining Table here

Pirwi Arbol Tables

So, straight off, take note that the prices are separate for the base and glass tops, because you can most likely source a glass or wood top for less than the retailer’s quote (which they actually recommend considering shipment costs). That said, these are exceptionally affordable for the design quality and would most likely be an extremely smart purchase for your home.

The coffee tables are assembled from eight identical pieces and feature a system of central joining that imitates the trunks and branches of trees, where the strength of the whole comes from distributing the work amongst all the limbs. These pieces can be used with either a circular glass top, or a birch plywood surface. The Árbol collection won second place at the National Design Biennial 2007, Mexico City.

Designer: Emiliano Godoy, 2007
Materials: Birch plywood, Livos finish, glass top
Colors: walnut, black, maple, ash, beech, grey

End Table Base, 16″h x 20″l x 20″d, $126.40, Buy it here.
Medium Coffee Base, 12″h x 40″l x 40″d, $293.60, Buy it here.
Large Coffee Base, 12″h x 48″l x 48″d, $375.20, Buy it here.
End Table Glass top, $87.20, Buy it here.
Medium Coffee Glass Top, $253.60, Buy it here.
Large Coffee Glass Top, $343.20, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $126.40
Availability: Buy Pirwi Arbol Tables here

Doble Table

Available in a bevy of sizes and finishes in either solid walnut or solid oak. The doble table is graceful, modern and simple.

Gijs Papavoine
Finished with either a clear stain, carbon (black) stain or brushed.

Tables with lengths of 114.2″, 126″ & 137.8″ the legs can be attached at the very end of the table or 17.7″ inside. With a length of 153.5″, the legs can only be attached 17.7″ inside from the ends.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,499
Availability: Buy Doble Table here

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