It’s the time of year when the dining room tends to actually be used for its original purpose as an elegant venue for long meals with family and friends. Here are 7 stunning examples from our pages.
São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld's Casa Deck offers cinematic vistas, a lush garden, and a retreat from Brazil's largest city. A wooden partition separates the dining room from the living room. The jacaranda table is a vintage find designed by Jorge Zalszupin for L’Atelier. The dining chairs are by the Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues and architect Isay Weinfeld designed the sideboard. The fluorescent lamp sculpture on the wall is Luz Natural by Eduardo Coimbra. Photo by Matthew Williams.
Photo by: Matthew Williams
Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. The dining room’s high drama is thanks to a Cellula chandelier by Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri, a sleek Colors table by B. Fattorini for MDF Italia, and a massive yellow painting on
the wall by Polish artist Pitor Uklański. Photo by Justin Fantl.
Photo by: Justin Fantl
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits. The pair commissioned a dining table of their own design from Exteta and paired it with Abanica chairs by Oscar Tusquets for Driade. The ceramic centerpiece is by Emilia Palomba, Roberto’s aunt. Photo by Francesco Bolis.
For Parisian gallery director Didier Krzentowski, the art of collecting has become a career by design. One of Krzentowski’s favorite pieces in the apartment he shares with his family is the Gino Sarfatti 2109/16 ceiling lamp, which hangs above the dining room table. Photo by Philippe Munda.
Photo by: Philippe Munda
A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st. Three stark planes make the dining room a place of sun and shadow: a wall of rock, a floor of bluestone, and a sheer slice of glass. Further adding to the unity of the house, the tubular steel dining chairs were also designed by Breuer. Photo by Zubin Shroff.
Photo by: Zubin Shroff
Courtesy of: Zubin Shroff
Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. The dining room features 1970s leather-and-brass dining chairs and a table concocted from a brass-and-silver base and a custom lacquered top. The cheerful blue paint enlivening the doorway is from Emery & Cie. Photo by Christian Schaulin.
Photo by: Christian Schaulin
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape. The dining area holds an adjunct kitchen designed for Lisette, a chef; the table base was repurposed from one from her former restaurant. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
Photo by: Cristóbal Palma
Courtesy of: Cristobal Palma