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February 20, 2013
In the fourth installment of our furniture series on tables (see past series on the Kitchen Table, Dining Table, and Coffee Table) we present the side table. It's that perfect extra spot to set a glass, stand a lamp, or display fresh flowers. Because the side table is small you can get a away with being more creative. Check out 12 of our favorite little tables on the side.

The off-kilter construction of this tripod side table from new Singapore-based brand, Foundry, achieves an almost improbable balance, but its equilibrium is no illusion. Its angled walnut—or oak—legs effortlessly support the painted ash surface.

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This clear, slick, polished side table from CB2 is a classic modern piece for a minimal look.

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A two-legged side table? A two-legged side table! As sturdy as its four-footed friends, this box from &Then Designs leans flush against the wall, ready and at your service.

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Side table with wire base

The lightweight MDF top of this side table from BoConcept can be lifted off its wire base to double as a tray—perfect for entertaining!

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The DLM table by Thomas Bentzen for HAY is an acronym for "Don't Leave Me," a reference to the carrying handle that makes it easy to move around.

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modern orange end table

Exclusive to Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. and made right in their Portland factory, this hand-spun steel, powder coated side table is the perfect modern-industrial addition to any home.

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yellow Ply side table by Ronan Copia of Axthor

The angular two-legged Ply side table by Ronan Copia, founder of Valencia-based outdoor furniture company Axthor, is made of heavy-gauge powder-coated steel—a departure from the company's usual repertoire.

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<b>Platner Side Table</b> by Warren Platner for <a href="http://www.knoll.com">Knoll</a>, $930 for metallic bronze base with bronze glass top

Designed in the 1960s, this iconic side table by Warren Platner for Knoll features vertical steel wire rods welded to circular horizontal and edge-framing rods. Available in a variety of sizes.

Originally appeared in 7 Modern Nightstand Options
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Kalon Studios Stump Side Table

An elevated facsimile of the tree stump, this side table from Kalon Studios is raw, unfinished, and sustainable, as it's made from FSC-certified domestic ash or maple and polished to a smooth finish.

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Faceted mirror table by west Elm

The angled stylings of this faceted mirror side table from West Elm make it contemporary with just the right amount of edge.

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Eje 1, a birch plywood side table by José Antonio Gurrola, is part of the very cool collection from Pirwi, a Mexico City-based manufacturer dedicated to sustainable processes and good, quality design.

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ash and chestnut plywood Nort table by Estudio Estres

Nort is a side table by young designers Jose Gomez, Hector Munoz, and Jose Ramon Tarazona, who work under the banner Estudio Estres. Their flat-pack, sustainably harvested ash and chestnut plywood kit with four interlocking parts has a white porcelain shelf that doubles as a tapas tray and can be assembled as quickly as it can be dismantled.

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studio hausen stalker

The off-kilter construction of this tripod side table from new Singapore-based brand, Foundry, achieves an almost improbable balance, but its equilibrium is no illusion. Its angled walnut—or oak—legs effortlessly support the painted ash surface.

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