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February 13, 2013
In this second installment of our design series focused on tables, we take at look at the dining table. The dining table sets the stage for family gatherings, dinner parties, and the general merriment that comes from hosting and entertaining in your home. Here, we highlight 10 gorgeous picks for dining in style. Take a look at our past installment, The Kitchen Table and stay tuned for the next episode: The Coffee Table.
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  The Plyned dining table from Viesso is a graceful, yet structured modern design. Made completely from solid bamboo, the edges offer a layered surface. The trough option adds an interesting visual element and functional space. Also available in custom dimensions to fit your space and four different bamboo colors. Vitra's white Panton chairs line the perimeter of the table to give this dining room a midcentury look.

    The Plyned dining table from Viesso is a graceful, yet structured modern design. Made completely from solid bamboo, the edges offer a layered surface. The trough option adds an interesting visual element and functional space. Also available in custom dimensions to fit your space and four different bamboo colors. Vitra's white Panton chairs line the perimeter of the table to give this dining room a midcentury look.

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  The clean lines, warm finish, and medium size of the Evans dining table from Room & Board make it a good fit for trads, mods, and anyone who can’t make up their minds.

    The clean lines, warm finish, and medium size of the Evans dining table from Room & Board make it a good fit for trads, mods, and anyone who can’t make up their minds.

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  The Dylan Dining Table by CB2 takes a hardwood slab, pairs it with metal, and creates a tailored silhouette. Minimal and always in style.

    The Dylan Dining Table by CB2 takes a hardwood slab, pairs it with metal, and creates a tailored silhouette. Minimal and always in style.

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  Danish designer Søren Rose is known for his modern take on a classic material: marble. And though this particular dining table is made from wood, Rose reclaimed the planks from none other than a marble factory. The multi-colored blocks in the surface are Corian, used to fill in gas and imperfections in the tabletop.

    Danish designer Søren Rose is known for his modern take on a classic material: marble. And though this particular dining table is made from wood, Rose reclaimed the planks from none other than a marble factory. The multi-colored blocks in the surface are Corian, used to fill in gas and imperfections in the tabletop.

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  Sided in smart white lacquer and topped with glass, this four-in-one dining table by Ozzio seamlessly transitions from a casual dinner to a feast for 12.

    Sided in smart white lacquer and topped with glass, this four-in-one dining table by Ozzio seamlessly transitions from a casual dinner to a feast for 12.

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  Whether you’re serving hot dogs or coq-au-vin, this dining table from Voos is a beautiful blend of warm black walnut and cold stainless steel, making it a perfect pick for rustic-modern design sensibilities.

    Whether you’re serving hot dogs or coq-au-vin, this dining table from Voos is a beautiful blend of warm black walnut and cold stainless steel, making it a perfect pick for rustic-modern design sensibilities.

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  The Meridian Dining Collection is the first to be introduced with ash as the primary wood from retailer Thos. Moser Furniture. While also offered in cherry, the clean, crisp aesthetic of ash creates an uplifting lightness that matches perfectly with this contemporary design.

    The Meridian Dining Collection is the first to be introduced with ash as the primary wood from retailer Thos. Moser Furniture. While also offered in cherry, the clean, crisp aesthetic of ash creates an uplifting lightness that matches perfectly with this contemporary design.

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  The Stanley dining table and bench is a modern indoor series constructed with solid, FSC-Certified ash and stainless steel. Perfect for elegant dinner parties or casual indoor picnics.

    The Stanley dining table and bench is a modern indoor series constructed with solid, FSC-Certified ash and stainless steel. Perfect for elegant dinner parties or casual indoor picnics.

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  For outdoor entertaining with a little extra detail, Nola's powder-coated and laser-cut Areal dining table boasts a pattern inspired by a bird's eye view of topography. Though attractive in and of itself, the shadows cast by the perforations in the surface add a dappled pattern to the surrounding area for an ever-changing decorative effect.

    For outdoor entertaining with a little extra detail, Nola's powder-coated and laser-cut Areal dining table boasts a pattern inspired by a bird's eye view of topography. Though attractive in and of itself, the shadows cast by the perforations in the surface add a dappled pattern to the surrounding area for an ever-changing decorative effect.

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  Another great outdoor dining setup, the Garbo collection from Viesso comes with either an FSC-Certified recycled teak top or three different colors of glass (shown in black). The seating has either all weather chairs or stools, both available in a variety of colors. A classic design with modern materials.

    Another great outdoor dining setup, the Garbo collection from Viesso comes with either an FSC-Certified recycled teak top or three different colors of glass (shown in black). The seating has either all weather chairs or stools, both available in a variety of colors. A classic design with modern materials.

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Plyned dining table by Viesso

The Plyned dining table from Viesso is a graceful, yet structured modern design. Made completely from solid bamboo, the edges offer a layered surface. The trough option adds an interesting visual element and functional space. Also available in custom dimensions to fit your space and four different bamboo colors. Vitra's white Panton chairs line the perimeter of the table to give this dining room a midcentury look.

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