Table for Two
Whether you're planning an intimate tete-a-tete with a friend or just trying to sit down to a civilzed meal in a cramped space, sometimes you need a tinier table. Rather than tempting fate by balancing that hot udon on your lap, take a gander at our roundup of horizontal surfaces that err more toward the Lilliputian. Sitting up straight never felt so good.
Designers Fernando and Humbert Campana conceived this prism-like table in 2004 for Alessi using a collection of welded stainless steel rods to create the base. The tiny table is but one piece in their Blow Up collection, which also includes accessories such as clocks, centerpieces, and magazine racks.
Created in 2002 by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, the Container Table features a flat panel top and a sturdy base manufactured under high pressure at high temperatures, which means the table fares just as well out of doors as it does in. The base can be filled with water to add a weightier anchor.