Conversation Piece: 8 Statement Side Tables
- 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.
Paris-based Deltour was a designer and project leader at Konstantin Grcic’s office in Munich for three years before branching out on her own in 2010. Current clients include Alessi, Tacchini, Muji, Bree, and the city of Munich. Deltour designed this low table with a revolving bookrack to display bound ephemera in polychromatic fabric compartments.
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 repertoire of welded aluminum, polyurethane fabric, and polyethylene-panel rectilinear furniture.
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.
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.
This edgy, angular Faceted Mirror Side Table’s antiqued mirror surface reflects and refracts light, creating dimension and lightening up the look of any room.
- The use of mirrors and mirrored surfaces to add dimension and create a visual illusion of space is a tried-and-true trick of the trade in interior design.
- As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour.