In our modern world we demand functionality and cool designs from furniture and dining tables are no exception. Who needs a usual dining table when you can have a desk and dining table in one, a folding dining table and even tables for playing. Some dining tables make such a bold statement that they will easily become eye-catchers in any space. Let me share some of the coolest designs for dining tables, I’m sure you’ll love them.
Sapienstone Smart Slab by Kram/Weisshaar is a new composite table that integrates heating, cooling and motion detection technology from Iris Ceramica directly into oversized ceramic panels. Circular heating elements are positioned directly beneath guests’ plates, keeping them at a precise temperature of 42.5°C. Meanwhile, cooling elements are strategically placed along the table to keep champagne bottles perfectly chilled.
Made for dining in elegance, the Juggler Table is Beirut-based SAYAR&GARIBEH’s modern interpretation of a dining table inspired by their Lebanese culture, cuisine, and traditions. The dining table is free from any excess, unnecessary space while able to perform its core function: sharing food for a group of people. The Juggler Table sits on white marble legs and features ceramic plates and bowls in a variety of sizes and heights that sit flush inside a cloud-like frame.
Duffy London has expanded the Abyss collection with the introduction of a dining table. Crafted from glass and high grade wood from forest stewardship council managed forests, the dynamic object is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. The arrangement of multiple layers of stacked glass and slices of compiled wood replicates the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean, creating a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea itself.
Design student Austeja Platukyte created the SWALLOW table as a way to bring people together. The clever design comes ready for its own table decor with a built-in slots for a tablecloth. The linen cloth is fed through two slots near the ends of the table and come with steel rods on either end to keep it nice and taut. The rods slide out so the cloth can come off when you want it to.
Industrial fixtures and fittings found in everyday surroundings were the inspiration for Atlas, a table by Sheffield. The strong steel structure is softened by the natural solid oak tabletop. The custom made steel framework of the legs with each component ‘popping’ effortlessly into place allows for the table to be quickly assembled or taken apart in a matter of minutes. The table may be used as a desk or a dining table as its design is universal.
With the kitchen being the heart of the home, the dining table is a vital piece of furniture. When we’re not eating at it, we’re doing work or the kids are doing homework, so we’re constantly going back and forth between our various needs. What we need is a great table that would fit all the needs. Talk about multifunctional – the Table for Two, designed by Daniel Liss, combines multiple functions into one. It not only acts as a working desk for two people, it’s also a spacious dining table for six.
This is a cool variant for any big city apartment – picNYC table by Haiko Cornelissen Architecten. The table is made of aluminium with a unique tabletop – it’s covered with green lawn grass. What can be more natural than some food on the grass? It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a meal and a piece of real nature. The grass has to be maintained well and if neglected, it can present a depressing look inside the home! Being organic, it will also rot and get spoiled. Green revolution will come to every home!
Designer stelios mousarris envisioned the famous 2010 film called Inception in a dining table. Made out of steel, wood and 3D components, and using hand-painted coloring techniques, the limited edition piece spans 250 cm in length, 76 cm in height, and 150 cm in width. A glass surface placed atop the undulating S-shaped unit acts as a tabletop for users to dine on.
The Labyrinth Table by Benjamin Nordsmark was created to show how a well-known object like a table can be given an extra dimension by creating a small universe inside of it. The Labyrinth consists of several walls under a sheet of diamond glass, and inside it there are six characteristic figures that can be moved around by handles underneath it.