Side Tables We Love
For drinks, books, and lamps, these eight side tables add a little surface space to your living areas.
This New York City home is studded with pieces by such famous names as Knoll, Saarinen, and Risom. Deployed throughout the loft, these modern icons at once unify and separate work and life. Like the architecture, they can be read two ways: as recognizably typical office furniture or as prized home-design collectibles.
Design runs in Grace and Sevak Karabachian’s, of Karabachian Design Office, family. Their father was a furniture designer and builder in Beirut, Lebanon, and their mother designed and tailored her own clothes. Sevak went on to study architecture at Harvard, while Grace pursued a career graphic design. “Initially we were very hesitant about working together. We both were starting our careers and I was getting ready for grad school. We had zero clients. The only thing we could do was build and create art for ourselves and share it with one another. The good thing about working with my sister is that she wont spare my feelings. If she didn’t like something she’d say ‘that’s the ugliest thing I’ve seen so far,’” Sevak says.
Serafini and Palomba’s vacation home is a cavernous showcase for their own designs. In the living room, they created a one-off version of their Lama chaise longue, originally designed for Zanotta. The Zen Apple side table, also theirs, is from the Sen Line Collection by Exteta. The vases are by Guaxs.