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Never before, as in this period, we  have asked for flexibility to domestic spaces to be able to experience the house in all its functions, from relaxation to studying or working remotely, passing through all our passions, including fitness. Symbol of functionality and flexibility are the modern extendable tables in their different variations of style, designed to easily adapt to needs that change from day to day. The extendable dining table, in particular, can see its use change and multiply for needs related to smart working. Protagonist of the living area, it is generally positioned near large windows or in correspondence with a pendant lamp so that it enjoys good lighting to appreciate food even with the eyes – and this makes it an ideal accommodation even in the case of “agile” work from home… So here’s how to choose the ideal extendable table and how to make the most of it.

Rectangular or square extendable dining table

Rectangular extendable tables are the most popular, but require larger rooms, while square ones allow to more easily use the available space.

Artistico extendable table
Artistico extendable table with structure in lacquered steel, top and extensions in veneered wood. Clara chair upholstered and covered, with exposed steel legs.

The rectangular or barrel extendable table tends to attract attention with an important design. Artistico is no exception, an iconic model from the Bontempi Casa catalog, characterized by a modern central structure with legs that intertwine as in a dance. The top is available in wood, adding a touch of warmth to the environment, in SuperMarble or SuperCeramic, innovative materials, durable and resistant to impacts and stains to combine aesthetics and functionality.

Etico console table
Etico console table with lacquered steel structure, glass top and aluminum melamine extensions. Galaxy chairs in polypropylene and recyclable glass fiber.

A square extendable dining table, on the other hand, is generally characterized by a more essential design and gives a sense of order to the environment with its clear geometry. A very functional example to make the most of even small spaces is the Etico console table, which once fully opened has a large and spacious semi-square top for dining and working in comfort.

Round extendable dining table

Like the square ones, the round tables allow to tastefully furnish spaces of all sizes. In addition, the absence of edges gives a harmonious and airy glance, as well as leaving more freedom of movement around the table. In the extendable version, they become even more suitable as worktops.

An extendable and precious round dining table like Barone knows how to add a touch of great elegance to the furniture, without overshadowing functionality. The SuperMarble top, in addition to giving light to the environment and satisfying the sight with its fascinating veins, it is durable and resistant to temperatures, shocks, chemicals and organic substances. From this year, the extendable Barone and Millennium models have a new opening mechanism and are embellished with extensions in the same material as the top, for an increasingly sophisticated effect.

Extendable glass dining table

The extendable table with glass top represents the perfect union between aesthetics and functionality, demonstrating once again the great versatility of this material. In Bontempi Casa finishes, it is available in a glossy or matte and scratch-resistant version, both resistant and easy to clean as well as fascinating and pleasant to the touch.

Tavolo da pranzo in vetro allungabile
Tavolo Delta con struttura in acciaio laccato e piano a botte in cristallo lucido. Sedie Penelope struttura in acciaio laccato, imbottite e rivestite in tessuto Lulù.

Among the novelties presented this year, the Delta table has a lacquered steel structure that lightly reinterprets the theme of the cross-legged table, with details precious items that underline its geometry. Available in a wide range of versions, it lends itself perfectly to going from lunch to work. With a barrel top in crystal and a total white look also taken up by the matching chairs, it reveals an artistic and creative personality.

Bright and light, the crystal has an undeniable charm. How to best use it for home furnishings? Choosing an extendable glass table means combining elegance and practicality in a piece of furniture that will give value to the environment in which it is located. However, there are some tricks that can be adopted to make the most of it, giving the crystal table the right emphasis and returning all its light to the surrounding space.

The extendable glass table takes center stage

If the table is by its nature the piece of furniture that tends to take the central role in the living area, an extendable glass table can only accentuate this trend with its charm. The first thing to do to make the most of it, therefore, is to choose the model with the top of the most suitable shape and size among round, square or rectangular tables. Beyond personal taste, pay attention to proportions – also taking into consideration the maximum width of the extendable table: even when it is completely open it should not obstruct the passage around it, while when it is closed it should not risk appearing marginal in the room.

Another element that can enhance the crystal is the structure of the table, in precious materials or with the design of a real sculpture. Playing with the transparency and lightness of the top, the structure is in fact put in the foreground, that is why many extendable tables with legs with a particular and refined shape in the Bontempi Casa catalog are also available with a glass or scratch-resistant glass top.

Fusion table with glossy glass top
Fusion table, also available in an extendable version, with glossy glass top, base and structure in lacquered steel. Malik chairs with padded and upholstered steel structure

The glossy glass top highlights the cross-legged structure of the Fusion table, one of the iconic models of Bontempi Casa, making it even more modern and fascinating.

Enhancing the extendable glass table with light

A bright environment is ideal for highlighting the qualities of crystal, namely lightness, transparency and reflection of light. Arranging the extendable glass table near large windows, therefore, is a great way to make sure you enhance it as it deserves and at the same time make the most of natural light to create a welcoming environment. If we then have the opportunity to position it in correspondence with the main suspension lamp, the game is done and we will always be able to admire our crystal table in the best light.

Ramos extendable table
Ramos extendable table with polished glass top and steel structure.

Ramos is a table with an industrial chic style highlighted by the combination of the polished glass of the top and the lacquered steel of the structure with a strongly geometric design.

Finally, how to enhance an extendable glass dining table? To appreciate its beauty, it is best to leave it uncovered by avoiding the classic tablecloth and preferring more modern solutions such as runners or American placemats, especially when receiving guests. In this way our table will be elegant and bright.

Contemporary furniture requires flexibility, and modern extendable tables are the ideal solution for every need. Round or square, with glass, SuperMarble or melamine top, with a minimalist or more elaborate design, they lend themselves to different interpretations and adapt to any style of furniture becoming faithful companions in our everyday life. In the Bontempi Casa catalogue there are several extendable modern tables you can pick for your home.

Modern extendable round tables

With round tables it is easy to harmoniously furnish even the smallest spaces, such as a dining room built on the veranda or a tiny corner in the living room. Without edges, they make the environment look much airier, and they also allow greater freedom of movement. If your choice falls on modern round extendable tables, the perfect space-saving solution is served.

Round table MILLENNIUM
Round extendable table Millennium with lacquered metal structure and crystal top. Nata chairs with metal structure fully padded and covered in Premium leather.

Millennium table has a modern and elegant design, characterized by a lacquered metal structure with legs that cross in a sort of spiral under the top, available in glossy or matt anti-scratch glass. The round top is extendable from the centre, and it turns into eight-seat table.

Giro round extendable table
Giro round extendable table with metal structure and glass top. Seventy chairs with metal structure, padded monocoque and covered in leather.

The design of Giro round extendable table is also modern and original, equipped with a synchronized telescopic opening mechanism. The shape of the extensions recalls two half-moons, and once opened, it becomes a table with ten seats. Available with a column base or with a four-legged structure, it is practical for an everyday use.

Modern extendable square tables

Square tables can be excellent space-saving solutions, because they allow to use space more easily than rectangular ones. Like the round ones, they help conviviality and conversation between all diners. With their clear-cut geometry and a minimalist design, extendable square tables give a feeling of order and regularity to the environment.

Etico console table
Etico console table with structure in lacquered metal, glass top and extensions in aluminium melamine. Galaxy chairs in polypropylene and recyclable fiberglass.

When fully opened, Etico console table becomes an ideal square table for the dining room or living area. With its modern and essential design, then, it easily matches with any style of furniture, and leaves great freedom in the choice of chairs.

Modern extendable rectangular tables

The most classic shape for extendable tables is the rectangular one, or barrel-shape, that comes with rounded corners. It requires a large environment and tends to catalyse attention to its important design – that can be declined in artistic central structure as an alternative to the classic shape with 4 legs.

Artistic extendable table
Artistic extendable table with structure in lacquered metal, top and extensions in veneered wood. Clara chair upholstered and covered, with exposed metal legs.

Artistico is one of the most iconic tables in the Bontempi Casa catalogue and is also available in an extendable version. With the wooden top, it can be the ideal solution to add a natural touch to the environment while maintaining a modern and sophisticated style. This is thanks to its central structure, with legs that intertwine like in a dance, and look good with the top made in SuperMarble or SuperCeramic.

Sitting at the table for a dinner with friends, sitting around a table to browse through the memory album or for an afternoon dedicated to board games, choosing the worktop suitable for your hobbies … There is no doubt that the modern designs tables play an important role in everyday life, and therefore in the furnishing of our homes. How to choose the right one, choosing between round and rectangular tables, fixed or extendable versions, contemporary or vintage design ones? Here are the variants to be taken into consideration with the advice by Bontempi Casa.

Round design tables for any environment

Barone round table
Barone fixed round table with central recessed revolving glass top and spessart oak veneered wood ring, lacquered steel structure. Nata chairs upholstered and covered with steel legs.

Contemporary furniture cannot do without design round tables, multitasking and space-saving accessories able to adapt perfectly to any area of the house. Without edges, they give greater lightness to the environment, and without the four legs on which rectangular or square tables generally rest, they eliminate any possible obstacle to seating. Modern tables with attractive design structures, often highlighted by the glass top or in precious materials such as SuperMarble, can become the protagonists of the living room or discreet allies in the dining room.

Modern design tables with crossed legs

Fixed Fusion table
Fixed Fusion table with structure and base in lacquered steel, top in matt anti-scratch glass. Kuga chairs with lacquered steel structure and padded shell covered in ecological leather.

Speaking of captivating structures for modern tables, a theme that catches the eye when browsing the Bontempi Casa catalog is that of the table with crossed legs, the result of a great design work and declined in different designs. The ring structure of the Fusion table can recall a jewel, or the orbits of two planets that cross; those of the Artistico and Barone tables, on the other hand, are made up of plates that cross in the center as in a dance; finally, a clearer geometry design was chosen for the structure of the Millennium table.

XL size modern design tables

Millennium XXL fixed table
Millennium XXL fixed table with lacquered steel structure and Arabescato Supermarble top, Kuga chairs with lacquered steel structure and monocoque upholstered in velvet.

Important elements of the furniture, the large tables evoke the pleasure of conviviality but also lend themselves to becoming multitasking worktops, especially in times of smart working. Inevitably protagonists of the scene with their generous volumes, they can be further enhanced by placing them next to design bookcases, modern sideboards or large mirrors. Particularly important in this case is the combination of the chairs, to be chosen in accordance with the design and finishes of the table.

Design extendable tables

Imperial extendable table
Imperial extendable table with scratch-resistant glass top and lacquered steel structure. Malik chairs with steel frame and padded monocoque upholstered in Mambo fabric.

The modern and functional version of the large table? The design extendable tables, of course. The latest trends in living confirm this: we mainly ask for functionality and flexibility from our furniture, or the ability to adapt to the different needs of everyday life, and the extendable table is the ideal answer to these requests. The extendable dining table is the ace in the hole for family gatherings and other special occasions, just as the design extendable tables for the living room or for the study are the multitasking solution for dedicating oneself to one’s passions or work.

Modern design kitchen tables

Tavolo da cucina CHEF
Tavolo allungabile Chef con struttura in acciaio laccato, piano e prolunga in SuperMarmo. Sedie Mood con struttura in legno massello rovere e monoscocca in polipropilene.

When choosing the kitchen table, in addition to the style of the furniture, it is also good to consider a question of functionality. In fact, its dimensions must be carefully evaluated in relation to the surrounding space, to allow the right freedom of movement, and to favor stain-proof surfaces and finishes such as SuperMarble or scratch-resistant glass for the countertop. Precautions to be reserved also for the choice of chairs that will be combined with the table.

Extendable glass tables and where to find them, or how to choose the most suitable models for each environment to furnish the home in a contemporary style. The table with glass top is a classic that never tires, whose design also lends itself to the most current interpretations. In the extendable version, then, it becomes the perfect union between elegance and practicality, demonstrating that even precious materials such as crystal lend themselves to the needs of everyone’s daily life.

Extendable glass tables for the living room

There is no doubt that extendable tables are the trump card to meet the needs of contemporary living, that are flexibility and functionality. The furniture must be able to adapt to the changing needs of daily life. In the living area, for example, we can be alone or as a couple on Mondays, invite a group of friends for the film club on Wednesdays, dedicate ourselves to an online drawing course or rearrange old photographs at the weekends… Extendable tables are designed precisely for this, and the extendable glass tables do it with a particular style. The glass top in fact showcases the structure, that can be characterized by a modern design or by a material that creates an interesting contrast, transforming the extendable table into the elegant protagonist of the scene.

Perfect for furnishing a home where the rustic style opens up to modernity, the Aron extendable table has a rectangular transparent glass top resting on a solid dark wood structure, a combination of materials of great effect. To complete the furniture with elegance, the essence can be taken up in the structure of the chairs to be placed around the table.

Majesty extendable table
Majesty extendable table with scratch-resistant glass top and lacquered steel structure. Kuga chairs with steel frame and padded and quilted monocoque.

The opaque glass top of the Majesty extendable table, on the other hand, rests on a lacquered steel structure whose modern design recalls the industrial style. Also in this case, the matching chairs have the structure in the same material, and a shell covered in fabric that “warms” the temperature of the furniture.

Extendable glass dining tables

When there is a need to add a seat at the table for family reunions, birthdays or other special occasions, the extendable dining table is the ace in the hole to make everyone happy. The rectangular ones are the most common, but require larger rooms, while the round or square ones allow you to make use of the available space more easily. And what about the materials? Crystal-topped dining tables are solid and durable, light to move, and also easy to clean. In case of stains, in fact, it will be sufficient to intervene with a wet cloth. Instead, it is better to avoid intervening with oily, greasy products or thinners.

Etico console table
Etico console table with lacquered steel structure, glass top and extensions in aluminum melamine. Galaxy chairs in polypropylene and recyclable glass fiber.

Etico is an extendable console table that, once fully opened, has a semi-square shape that favors conviviality and conversation between all diners. Its modern and essential design, then, makes it suitable for almost any style of furniture, and leaves great freedom in the choice of chairs to match.

Giro round extendable table
Giro round extendable table with steel structure and glass top. Seventy chairs with steel structure, padded monocoque and covered in leather.

The Giro dining table has a round scratch-resistant glass top that can be extended thanks to a synchronized telescopic opening mechanism and, once opened, it becomes a ten-seater table. Its original shape, with the extensions reminiscent of two crescents, gives a new joy to lunches together.

Modern glass tables for the study

For those who have a room dedicated to their profession, a table with a glass top is an excellent solution for decorating the environment by recreating the style of a real office. The ideal choice falls on modern, rectangular glass tables with a linear design steel structure. With the extendable top, the studio is always ready for meetings with the staff or to receive clients and discuss new projects comfortably seated around the table.

Ramos extendable table
Ramos extendable table with scratch-resistant glass top and steel structure. Kuga chairs with wooden frame and padded and quilted monocoque.

The Ramos extendable table in crystal and steel, with its modern industrial style design, is perfect for furnishing a professional studio. Around, you need elegant but also comfortable chairs, suitable for long working days thanks to the right padding of the shell.

Dublino extendable table
Dublino extendable table with scratch-resistant glass top and steel structure. Alice chair with steel structure, completely covered in leather.

The style of the Dublino extendable table is simpler and more essential, with a scratch-resistant glass top and a light steel structure. It adapts to modern environments but also to more classic furnishing styles, and it is best combined with chairs that reflect its colors.