The Dining Table, whether you eat PB & J or Chinese takeout, or maybe you’re one of the handful of people who cook every so often, it just feels nicer, more familial, to dine at a table specifically for dining.
We’re all guilty of eating lunch in front of the computer from time to time, but maybe, just maybe, if you had a lovely formal dining room table, you’d eat there more often.
I’ve actually already covered dining room tables, here, but I wanted to bring up a new crop of tables (and one perennial favorite).
cherner table- rectangle
Designed by Norman Cherner’s son, Benjamin, this table carries on the tradition of masterfully molded plywood and was designed so that the table compliments Norman’s famous Cherner Chairs.
Available at Hive Modern in Beech, Walnut or Ebony. $2399-$2499
noguchi cyclone dining table
Isamu Noguchi is still most famous for his Coffee Table, but this table, designed in 1953, deserves merit. Like the Tulip Table (below), the Cyclone Dining Table is good for those who want to rid the world from the slum of legs. The sculptural and dynamic base consists of a cast iron base and chromed steel rods. The top is laminated wood with an exposed birch edge.
As you can see, it pairs beautifully with Eames DAR Chairs…
Also looks lovely with Bertoia Side Chairs…
Available at Knoll in Black Laminate or White Laminate. $1732-1934.
platner dining table
Yet another dynamic and sculptural table, this one was designed by William Platner in 1966. The entire collection includes the dining table, lounge chairs, dining chairs and a stool.
Available at All Modern $5812 +.
saarinen tulip table (the perennial favorite)
Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Table always gets a mention because it’s…well, it’s a classic. It’s one of my personal favorite dining room tables because of the simplicity and elegance of the design…
Available at Hive Modern. $1677
Replicas available at Rex Kelly in White. $499-539.
bradshaw dining table
From Room & Board, this contemporary take on a common mid-century modern design is really cute. A great choice who want something simple, but well-designed.
Available in lacquered walnut at Room & Board. $1499.