The typical dining table is rectangular and made of wood. But that’s no longer the standard design, especially with so many stylish innovations to choose from. Round dining tables are very appreciated for the way they bring everyone close together and create a pleasant and homey atmosphere. As far as material goes, glass is an interesting and classy choice. A glass table top allows the base to stand out and this usually means some pretty eye-catching designs can be created.
We’ll start the list of chic designs with the Acco table by Florian Schmid. It’s a table with a base made entirely of canaletto walnut. It’s strong and sturdy but, at the same time, it looks delicate and sculptural. the table is available is two different sizes. But we can’t talk about stylish sculptural dining tables without mentioning Lambda, a table inspired by the dynamic movement of elements and designed by Gianluigi Landoni. It’s available with a round or oval glass top and its sinuous shape adds a touch of harmony everywhere it goes. If you want the dining table to be the center piece of the room, look for a design like the one proposed by Claudio Lovadina when creating Superstar, a piece of furniture with a really elegant and eye-catching look.
Most of the times we look for designs that are simple without also being boring. Paolo Cappello designed the Keplero table which is a beautiful example in this case. The base is made with four legs that turn around a central element and allow the table to be adapted to the needs of the users or the space available. The name of the 3-Pod table is suggestive of its design and structure. The top is round and made of transparent glass and the base is a classic tripod with a modern twist, of course. The table was designed by Francesca Rota and is also available with a rectangular top. Even the simple-looking designs turn out to be more complex than they seem. Take the Belden table for example. It has a simple but architectural design, an iron base and a glass top with a reverse bevel edge. The base has an antique brass finish and the table is small, suitable for up to 4 people.
The idea behind the design of the Brace table by Ceci Thompson was to expose the structural components of this piece and to celebrate them with a simple and harmonious design. The base is made of mixed materials including solid oak and iron. The top is made of clear, non-tempered glass. We mentioned that glass top tables provide designers with the perfect opportunity to focus on the base. The Tupolev table by Walter Colico is a wonderful example. The base is unlike any we’ve seen so far. It looks complex and sculptural but it’s also quite simple. It twists around a wooden semi sphere. Stix is a quirky table with a slender base supported by turned oak legs.