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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.

The delicate legs (or are they limbs?) of this trestlelike table by Nosigner grew out of a fractal algorithm called Tree Curve that used the free-form geometry of tree branches to determine their design. <a href="http://www.nosigner.com/blog/2007/09/nosig

Arborism Table

The delicate legs (or are they limbs?) of this trestlelike table by Nosigner grew out of a fractal algorithm called Tree Curve that used the free-form geometry of tree branches to determine their design.

Designers Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning, together known as Lawson-Fenning, created the Covina Table, which has a powder-coated finish (allowing for outdoor use) and comes in a selection of colors and sizes. The standard dimension, shown here, is 42 inche

Covina Table

$1,650.00

Designers Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning created this piece, which has a powder-coated finish (allowing for outdoor use) and comes in a selection of colors and sizes. The standard dimension, shown here, is 42 inches in diameter.

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 su

Blow Up Small Table

$305.00

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.

A scalloped prism pattern adorns the stainless-steel top of this indoor/outdoor table, which stands atop a polished cast-aluminum base reinforced with cast iron. Called the Eddy Round Outdoor Table from CB2, the piece also features a top that folds down f

Eddy Table

$179.00

A scalloped prism pattern adorns the stainless-steel top of this indoor/outdoor table, which stands atop a polished cast-aluminum base reinforced with cast iron. The top also folds down for storage, making it a versatile little thing.

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 round

Container Table

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.

The Bob Table, manufactured by PearsonLloyd for Walter Knoll, features thick glass mounted on a four-star, matte-polished and die-cast aluminum base. <a href="http://coalesse.com/Products/Bob-Table.aspx">Available from Coalesse.</a>

Bob Table

$1,258.00

The Bob Table, manufactured by PearsonLloyd for Walter Knoll, features thick glass mounted on a four-star, matte-polished and die-cast aluminum base.

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