Your space to create an inviting, contemporary lobby might be constricted, or the architect's material choices have made the surroundings of a potential seating area quite bland. By selecting furniture pieces with character, you can still conceive a visually stimulating lounge area, and by doing so upgrade the entire interior. Here are five side tables that will help you tackle this challenge.
Crafted from FSC™-certified solid ash, the Insert Side Table forms a sturdy yet sculptural side table. It combines a sturdy cylinder base with slim oval top, seemingly floating on the small, geometric joint. With its small footprint, it's a great choice when space is limited. The table has been designed by Mario Tsai for Danish brand Ferm Living and is also available in light ash.
With the Sentrum Side Table, German design studio Schmal + Schnippering followed the principle of simplicity, staying clear of adding any unnecessary elements. The result is a sleek, sculptural metal table. The s-shaped metal base creates two spaces for storage on both sides - an ideal place for magazines and books.
Danish design brand &Tradition collaborated with Italian designer Luca Nichetto to produce the Lato Side Table. These charming little pieces showcase the visual impact a pared back aesthetic can have. They combine a solid marble base with a slim tabletop that comes either in metal or wood. The marble is turned into shape on a lathe and then honed to a semi-matt finish, resulting in sophisticated finish.
Designer duo Studiopepe has designed the Pluto Coffee tables, which are produced by Italian manufacturer Tacchini. The pieces, available in two sizes, have a round, wooden tabletop that's mounted on asymmetrically positioned concrete columns. The combination of the rough concrete with smooth wooden surfaces creates an intriguing contrast that will uplift any space.
The Palais Oval Side Table belongs to a popular table series of Swedish high-end furniture brand Asplund. When creating the Palais series. designers Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm looked at historic environments and ancient palaces, studying their columns, pedestals and panel covered walls. Ultimately, it was the Colonnes de Buren/Deux Plateaux installation by Daniel Buren in the courtyard of Palais Royal that inspired the shape and even the name of the design. The table's weighed base is either made from solid oak or ash panels, while the top comes in a veneer or laminate