noguchi prismatic tables

As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting some interesting shapes lately. I used to be very rectilinear, but now I think I’m rebeling in the form of hexagonals and other equilaterals. I have not yet hit rock-bottom (amorphous or abstracts), but I’m teetering. Do they have programs for people like me?

Purchase Information:

Price: $455
Availability: Buy noguchi prismatic tables here

Barbarella Side Table

This little table is pretty neat. It’s a ready-to-assemble type of thing. It arrives flat and you bend it into its shape. There’s a coffee and console table too. And! If you like robin’s egg blue, you’ve got that option for the base as well.

Steel frame, wood veneer top.

26″ w | 19″ d | 20″h

free shipping in the continental U.S.

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Availability: Buy Barbarella Side Table here

Aldo Bunching Table

This little table has a lot bite for its bark. What does that mean? I don’t know really, but what I’m trying to say is that for the price, it’s a nice little table.

•Solid beech and hardwood veneer
•Lacquer stain (espresso base, midtone top)
•Tongue and groove joinery


Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Availability: Buy Aldo Bunching Table here


So, okay, there’s not a price posted for this yet, so it technically is not available for immediate purchase, yet I’m way too impressed with it to put off posting until there is a dollar-sign-amount assigned. This table-in-a-box is really so incredibly clever and really is the perfect solution to those small spaces that we all invariably run into at some points in our lives. The pictures pretty much explain the process…

Birch Plywood reinforced with carbonfibre. Neoprene rubber seat-padding. Table doubles as coffee-table.

Dimensions when assembled:
h: 40cm w: 68cm l: 77 – 233cm

Dimensions when boxed:
h: 43cm w: 68cm l: 77cm

Email Igland Design for purchasing information.

(thanks to Brandon for the link)

More information:

View Mealbox here

nesting coffee tables

Nesting coffee tables: great for spreading out for game night and look compact when put away.

“Use together or separately : wood construction : brushed metal legs : simple assembly : Chocolate (shown) or white : set of 2
small 28″sq x 10.25″h.
large 32″ x 26″ x 16.25″h. ”

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.99
Availability: Buy nesting coffee tables here

Brasilia Table

This table is so cool. Made of molded bent wood, it has no visible joints- that coupled with the sleek loop design and lovely finish, it’s sure to amaze even the most exacting furniture snobs (and if it doesn’t, who cares about them anyways).

Material: molded bent wood.

Size/Finish options:
Small size in Birch wood: Size: W 39.3″ x D 39.3″ x 11″ H
Small size in Walnut Wood: Size: W 39.3″ x D 39.3″ x 11″ H: (+$1625.00)
Large size in Birch Wood: Size: W 47.2″ x D 47.2″ x 11″ H: (+$450.00)
Large size in Walnut Wood: Size: W 47.2″ x D 47.2″ x 11″ H: (+$1950.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,650.00
Availability: Buy Brasilia Table here

Otto Desk

I love this desk. It hides all the junk that an office space has without being an eyesore. It looks good enough to put anywhere really…and it’s got the necessary details to make you happy. I promise.

“On the left, a narrow two-shelf cupboard with door is a convenient hideaway for books and papers. The larger cupboard on the right serves as a self-enclosing workstation with a pull-down writing surface. Using a simple motion, one can draw open the hinged front panel to expose an interior storage and workspace, replete with a cable management compartment, a telephone jack, an electrical outlet, an overhead fluorescent light, a built-in pencil holder and a long drawer to stash desk accessories. In extension, the 30.75″ secretary-style writing surface is supported by sturdy hinges to ensure strength and smooth, balanced closure. ”

Oak veneer; lacquered beech hardwood; steel.
Available in Grey Oak/Cream or Oak/Red.
H 53.5″ W 53.5″ D 20.5 – 44″ Desk H 31″

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,498.00
Availability: Buy Otto Desk here


If you’ve got some money to spend on a really cool light/table, then I’d recommend this one:

“The top surface is a frosted acrylic four inches tall and the whole mass lights up. You can pick from several animation and color options to create limitless combinations to suit your mood.”

Designed by Dario Antonioni.

Square: 42″ x 42″ x 14″H
Round: 42″ dia x 14″H

Materials: Frosted acrylic, steel, wood & electronics

Purchase Information:

Price: $2400.00
Availability: Buy Aureole here

Loop Console

This would be perfect for a narrow space.

Designer: Barber Osgerby
Manf: Isokon
Year: 1996
Finish Options: Birch, Walnut, White
Approx: 4″ H; 53″ L; 10″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $525.00
Availability: Buy Loop Console here

Air Table

Need a decently priced (and styled) dining table? I think this one would do the job without hurting your wallet.

•Top: 3/8″-thick frosted glass with polished edges
•Frame: 2″-wide square steel tubing with white powder-coat finish
•Seats up to six comfortably
•Clean top with glass cleaner; wipe frame with soft, dry cloth
•Made in USA


Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Air Table here

Carved Base Coffee Table

Carved wood base in a star-shape jointed at the middle supports a circular glass tabletop for a look that’s part rugged, part refined, yet still simple and elegant.

* Wood / glass
* 17″h, 36″w glass top, 25″w wood base
* Imported
* This item ships UPS Ground and cannot be expedited
* Promo price is exclusive
* Offer available for online purchases only

Purchase Information:

Price: $225
Availability: Buy Carved Base Coffee Table here

Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection

Super great stools that would be the perfect option for seating and/or side table needs. Available in White and Black laquered finish.

Height is approx. 20″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection here

Time Life Stools

Here’s a secret about me. I’m cheap. Some may call that frugal. Anyway, I don’t really ever like to pay retail so I try to shop around and get the best price, which is why I love the internet. I really want one of the Time Life Stools and they retail at around $700. I think the pricing is all kind of arbitrary. If they retailed for $1400 then I would buy two at $700 because I was getting a good deal. But since they retail at $700 I want to try to do better. It’s a sickness, really. But here’s the good news: I found a place where you can buy them for $629 with no tax and free shipping. So there you go.

Purchase Information:

Price: $629.00
Availability: Buy Time Life Stools here

Kirei Mod Coffee Table

Look at this- an environmentally friendly coffee table that looks like it shouldn’t be (and, by that, I just mean that it’s suprising that it is)…I really like the stark contrast between the matte white and natural fibers. Well done!

“A graphic coffee table featuring Kirei board, an environmentally friendly material made from the reclaimed stalks of the sorghum plant. Normally an agricultural waste product, the discarded stalks are bonded into a sheet glued with formaldehyde-free adhesives. The result is a beautiful textured material that looks like plant cells. We’ve clad the Kirei in matte white acrylic with areas cut away to form a strong graphic motif.”

Material: Kirei & Acrylic.

33w x 33d x 10h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,100.00
Availability: Buy Kirei Mod Coffee Table here

Wishbone Desk by Skram

I know this might sound awfully materialistic, but my life would be so much better if I had this desk. At 72 inches wide and 30 inches deep, it’d be the perfect sized surface to spread out projects and miscellany. Plus, it just looks good.

You have your choice of white powder coated frame with white laminate top or black powder coated frame with Santos Rosewood top.

Material: Powder coated steel frame. White laminate top or Rosewood with Shellac and industrial strength water-based polyurethane finish. Hand-rubbed.
29h x 72w x 30d (inches)

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,200.00
Availability: Buy Wishbone Desk by Skram here