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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

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

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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

Wooden Beisteller (Side Table)

Plywood has been used relatively widely in the world of art-based design in the past few years. This little side table is made in Germany of pine-plywood has an octagonal base.

Dimensions: 13″ around and 14″ high.

Purchase Information:

Price: 119.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Beisteller (Side Table) here

Natural Tree-Stump Side Table

If you’ve not jumped on the get-a-tree-stump-for-a-side-table bandwagon, now’s your chance.

Each wood piece is unique, crafted from fallen cypress trees.
12.5″diam x 19″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Available from: West Elm

Pointer Side Table

Partly why this table is inexpensive is that it’s painted wood veneer, and if you’ve ever had anything of the same, you know there’s a good chance of the paint finish chipping or dinging the minute you pick it up. But, that said, if you’re not needing something super durable (i.e. kid proof) you might consider snapping up one or two for side tables. Plus, who knows, maybe this table will exceed expectations.

Made of matte painted wood veneer
Available in black, orange or white.
W: 15.5″ x D: 15.5″ x H: 15.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Availability: Buy Pointer Side Table here

Side Table Simple Series by Karl Zahn

Here’s an interesting piece by Karl Zahn which is intended to be left open at all times (the size of the drawer opening is left to your discretion).

Dimensions: 30″ tall x 12.25″ x 20″ to 30″ long
Materials: Recycled Pine Wood

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Side Table Simple Series by Karl Zahn here

Matryoshka End Table by Rich Brilliant and Willing

Rich Brilliant and Willing is one of my new favorite design houses and the trio are definitely ones to watch. Their new Matryoshka table featureswood slats with each seam being overlapped by the one next to it.

The table gets its name because each of the three sizes (End, Cocktail & Coffee) – can nest inside one another, like Matryoshka Dolls.

Available in white, black, red or green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Availability: Buy Matryoshka End Table by Rich Brilliant and Willing here

Momantai Etched Stainless Steel Top Tables

Second hand tables get a new lease of life with etched stainless steel tops. It’s a stellar idea, and I sort of love the traditional lace-work design paired with steel. As each piece is unique, prices depend on size and condition; emailing Momantai Design directly will give you a better estimate. If you’re not all that into second hand furniture, maybe you’ll prefer the Praios table (shown bottom) with its brand spanking new thin metal frame.

Classic lace-work translated by means of modern production technology; by etching the pattern in stainless steel, the authentic lace of Plauener Spitze gets a new graphic interpretation. A collaboration of Roel van Hove of Etsprit and Ulrike Jurklies of Momantai Design

Recycled Tables Rondra, Firun, Rahja, Phex (top): between 100 and 600
Table Praios, 190 x 80 cm (bottom): 3521 for the the brushed finish, and 4110 for the polished surface.

Delivery should take roughly 8 weeks depending on the destination.

Also, keep in mind shipping costs (from The Netherlands) might bump the price up quite a bit, so bear that in mind.

Purchase Information:

Price: 100 and up
Availability: Buy Momantai Etched Stainless Steel Top Tables 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

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

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 rbol 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

Geo Side Table

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

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Geo Side Table 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