From powder-coated steel to polished tree stumps and the toned-down camp of Lucite to Eames-era wire legs, these petite beauties—under $250 apiece—carry more weight than your average tchotchke catchall.
Occasional tables can afford to be less expensive than their oversize furniture bretheren—but it does not mean they have to skimp on design. This month, Dwell is giving away one Timber Table by Gus* Modern, a transluscent accent piece printed with a wraparound woodgrain pattern that mixes organic with cutting-edge contemporary.
Originally designed for Umbra, Canadian designer Natalie Kruch's Balloona stool is a slap-happy choice for an affordable side table. For a 3D Jackson Pollock effect, 500 deflated balloons are stretched across the table's square frame.