Collection by Luke Hopping

Gather Round These 5 Modern Communal Tables


Some designers embrace communal seating as a part of an egalitarian philosophy, others have it thrust on them by spatial constraints. Either way, elongated tables have lately become an accepted ingredient in modern hospitality design. Checkout a few of our favorites.

Brooklyn bar Tørst is a wood-lined space with custom, textured wall paneling and communal seating.
The brightly lit cafe boasts ample tables and seating for patrons to read, converse, or catch up on work.
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"We tried to create places where [people] can work, meet, eat, drink and relax," Vermeulen says.
The location for the new restaurant, which opened in February 2010, was a barn on the ranch that had been used as a...