New dining tables embrace roundness in the name of conviviality: resting on architectural and monolithic bases, these surfaces present perfect circumferences. The circle returns center stage in the designer dining room, flaunting precise but compact volumes as a symbol of meeting and dialogue. Positioned at the center of the room or in a dedicated corner, it invites with soft forms bringing people together. The democratic version of its rectangular counterpart without a head of the table fits in perfectly alongside the kitchen, in the living area, or even next to the sofa.
Compact dimensions help to emphasize the materiality of the round top and base, incorporating unique working processes and precious details that renew designers’ interest in even the most subtle features. From finishes to supports and the veining of marble, down to the elaboration of wood, all rotating around a perfectly balanced table.
Henge - Zenith Table Stone
The new Henge 2020 collection, realized thanks to the creative contributions and artistic direction of architect Massimo Castagna with the special collaboration of Ugo Cacciatori, welcomes the Zenith Table Stone, an evolution of the Zenith Table, which maintains its circular top in Top Heat treated woods, swamp woods, or a wide selection of stone. The elaborate and multifaceted support base is composed of a series of unique facades that define the chromatic rhythm of the stone.
Potocco - Anfora
Potocco brings an upgrade to the Anfora table, first presented in 2017 with a design by Alexander Lorenz, who now proposes the piece in an original finish. The statuary base, whose form was inspired by the ancient Greek vase that lends the model its name, is now available in both marble and a new resinated quartz, in either Anthracite or Light Grey. With the materialistic effect of a supporting pillar, the top comes in two sizes, in either glass, bronze, or two different marbles (Bianco Carrara, distinguished for its brilliance, and the new Grigio Carnico, with an intense color that lays behind bold veining).
Porro - Materic
“One of the stories that came out some time ago was: can we draw a table that doesn’t have a precise position, no leader, mixing this kind of almost religious model of conviviality with a slightly more friendly way of sitting around this table? A round table, with the rotating tray that you always find on Chinese tables – but made with a little more craftsmanship.” With this, Piero Lissoni presents his table designed for Porro, launched in 2017, which changes face this year thanks to an upside-down assembly: the black-tinged ash wood typically used for the base is now used for the table top, a dark surface with distinct veining interrupted only by the central tray, while the conic base is realized in stainless steel.
Lithos Design - Petalo
Masterful material work also marks and distinguishes Petalo, the new table designed by Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design, placing the beauty of marble and its poetic constructive nature at the center of design. Evoking the bud of a flower, its base is realized with three rounded petals placed radially and lightly overlapped like a corolla. The round glass top then lends the composition a weightlessness and renders the spectacular structure of the base visible, along with the chromatic effects of the stone.
Zanat - Koba
Zanat replaces the expressivity of stone with that of wood. The Koba dining table by Jean-Marie Massaud hides a meticulous and detailed working process behind the simplicity of its forms. The conic base, which ends with a soft and rounded surface, is sculpted in solid maple, while the external part of the top is realized in granite stone from Zimbabwe. Capable of hosting up to eight people, the project from the French designer is a timeless model constructed to stand the test of time.
Gallotti&Radice - Manto
Inspired by the buttoned closure of its base, Manto is a new dining table from Gallotti&Radice taking the signature of Pietro Russo. With a round top in herringbone inlaid wood, the piece is defined by a curved base that appears to close just like a jacket, held together by a satin brass gem.
Visionnaire - Arkady
Mother of pearl, glass powder, metals and salts operate on different levels of transparency to create great depth in the Arkady table by Alessandro La Spada and La Conca, designed for Visionnaire. Imagined as a horizontal, transparent display case, the dining table is articulated around a crystal table top protecting a marble slab with organic lines. Flaunting a zoomorphic form, the legs present a texture realized in bas-relief to recall an animal print pattern.
Calligaris - Cartesio
With solid lines and a sculptural base, Cartesio is a dining table designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Calligaris. The top, available in coupled ceramic-glass or wood, rests on an architectural base distinguished with an original structure in painted metal and composed of 4 independent V-shaped elements.
Minotti - Linha Dining
Like every project from Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan / studio mk27 design, the Linha dining table from Minotti (pictured also in opening) is a manifesto of the constant search for elegance in proportions and an almost obsessive attention to details. Linha, or line in Portuguese, features a perfectly balanced structure: visually light and airy, but stable and functional. The round version comes in four different sizes while a rectangular option is also available.