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Looking for creative dining room table ideas? These dining tables were created by independent top designers around the world. Note that not all of these products are available for purchase, and some are just prototypes, so use these for inspiration for new ideas. See our post on unique and cool dining room tables to view products you can buy online today!
1. Branch Dining Table
Dutch designer Marc Th. van der Voorn has created the Branch Table for Odesi. The elegant dining table is made with beautiful craftsmanship. The tabletop and legs are connected in an ‘airy’ manner and the tabletop seems to float above the legs. The dining table is made of solid European Oak and is available in a Natural or Elephant Grey finish.
2. Unique Dining Table With Two Legs Suppenkaspar
Modern architecture and interior designing are all about minimalism and small. But the German designers Farsen and Schöllhammer have taken the word minimalism to the next level. They have created a dining table with just two legs. Yes, we have seen many tables with two legs, but this design is very unique and dynamic. Don’t take it wrong for being unstable. The missing two legs of the table are compensated by weights fixed on the opposite sides. The end weights are held by nearly invisible strings. The table shows high stability, but not recommended for comfortable sitting or weight placing on the edge.
3. The Hopper Table And Seat
The Hopper is an innovative combination of table and bench designed by Dirk Wynants of Extremis. Here is some information by Extremis, “Designer draws his inspiration from history, other culture, even from art…above all, he’s connected with those moments when people want to be together. For the new ‘Hopper’, he was thinking about large groups of people who want to sit together at a long table for pleasure and enjoyment. Thus he designed the ‘Hopper’ model, into which light, water, or a fire can be incorporated. If you so, the table can feature an oil lamp, ice-bucket, or grill hob. A new shade has also been provided for the new combined table, and seats, making you feel immediately as if you’re in Provence.”
4. Futuristic Dining Furniture – Air Table
This modern dining furniture, Air Table, was designed by Carlo Colombo for Poliform. The aesthetic curved lines and the smooth finish give it an original look and feel. Modern style interpreted with harmony and elegance characterized table was completely realized in Crystal plant. Complete with comfortable chairs, the cool white furniture set is futuristic and elegant. Check out the pictures.
5. Watson Table with Legs Twisted like the Structure of DNA
Watson Table, designed by American designer Paul Loebach is named after James Watson, the American scientist who discovered the helical structure of DNA. The twisted design of the table legs is inspired by the structure of DNA. The table will be on display at the upcoming Milan Design Week 2011. Following is some information by the designer, “I felt like a scientist developing this table, working through numerous controlled material experiments to achieve the desired result. The closer I came to the solution, the simpler the experiments became, and the final result is a wood-composite structure laminated over a simple 6-part plywood mold.
The form is inspired by English furniture of the late 1600′s, with its distinctive open wood turnings, sometimes called ‘barley twists’. I was interested in translating these twisting shapes into bold structural elements, for the purpose of experimenting with new combinations of materials and construction processes.
To use materials as efficiently as possible I abandoned a machining-based approach in favor of an ‘additive’ lamination process. I began to experiment with composite materials to give structural support to this naturally ‘springy’ form; the result is a combination of wood and carbon fiber, with a painted wood top. This composite ‘sandwich’ utilizes the inherent rigidity of carbon as a structural core, creating a symbiotic composition providing a maximum of strength using a minimum of material.” Via: Contemporist.
6. Woodsman Axe Tables
UK based studio Duffy London has created the Woodsman Axe table series. The furniture design is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood”. Four mirror-polished hickory axes act as legs, chopping through the surface. The table surface is made from Solid Walnut, Light Oak, or Ash, and the solid hickory axes are specially imported from the USA, then polished to a mirror shine.
7. Constellation Table
Constellation is a unique table design with many legs placed randomly like stars in the sky. The table was designed by Olof Nordenson & Ulf Jevin of the Swedish design studio Fulo. The users can select the number and placement of legs as they like. In the designer’s words, “Constellation is a table with many legs. We let the stars determine the table’s design by randomly taking a section from the sky. Each hole represents a star in that section. You decide where your legs should be placed. You can either be conservative and choose four legs placed at each corner, or you can create a cluster resembling a small grove.”