Side tables, coffee tables and cocktail tables offer new options in form and material – as well as the ability to layer pieces together to create table-top landscapes. Here are some of our favourite tables from a variety of companies.
Christophe de Sousa’s Lago tables for Wewood, composed of a delicate wood top balanced on a solid marble base, can be layered together thanks to their three different sizes. The series is named after the Portuguese word for lake, with the marble representing water and the wooden top – with a circular cutout that lets the marble peek through – representing surrounding nature.
Made with only two materials, this cocktail table balances exuberance and restraint. The steel hoops support a clear-glass top that can be specified in many finish options. The attention-commanding piece, which was designed by Cédric Ragot for Roche Bobois, comes in three diameter sizes – 71, 90 and 110 centimetres – and all are 35 centimetres high.
Cimento is a material consisting of 90 per cent mineral aggregates mixed with a cement binder. Each year, Venetian company SAI Industry, which produces the compound, collaborates with a roster of designers on a boundary-pushing furniture collection for indoors and out. The Vignole collection by Parisotto+Formenton encompasses tables that come in different heights, top shapes and an inspiring spectrum of colour options. Layered together, they create an array of eye-pleasing combinations.
The Piña side table is part of a larger collection by Magis that plays with the decorative possibilities of steel rod – which almost seems to have a hand-drawn effect when manipulated by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon. The frame is constructed from steel rod, painted in polyester powder; the top is made of painted solid ash or HPL. Versions for outdoor use available.
Ortis, by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Lema, features an oval table top on a sleek structure of bronze-painted metal tubing anchored to semi-circular bases. It comes in different sizes and heights, with matte or glossy tops tops in lacquer, heat-treated oak, Grey stone and three types of marble: Carrara, Portoro and Calacatta.
Part of a larger collection designed by GamFratesi for GTV that includes headboards, storage units and a bench, this side table and bedside table features a woven can shell and two wooden tops. The frame is in natural stained or black-lacquered bent beech wood and supported by brass feet. Its traditional craft aesthetic makes this one a unique, heirloom-quality addition to any interior.
From brands including Roche Bobois, Lema and Wewood, these six side and coffee tables have centrepiece cred.