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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.

Who said that the legs of a table can’t be ornamental items? Modern design breaks all the rules and finds new creative solutions turning them into pieces of art. Et voilà, a cross-legged table – a true design piece – is ready to be admired. It is the protagonist of the design scene thanks to its originality and future-oriented look. The structure, a result of a great work, is usually made of metal or lacquered metal, while the top could be in wood, crystal, Supermarble or Super Ceramic, refined materials that help you creating a bespoke table for your house. Also, its functionality surprises us: it could be fixed or extendable, rounded or squared, it doesn’t obstruct any seats and it’s an invite to conviviality. Sitting around a cross-legged table for lunch with family and friends to go through an old pictures album or to play board games will be fun.

A cross-legged table can be the best piece of furniture to furnish a modern and elegant living room, as it creates a focal point in the area that catches the eye of the guests.

Metal cross-legged table

extendable cross legged table
Extendable Fusion table with a lacquered metal structure, wood veneer basement and top. Alfa chairs with a solid wood structure and monocoque with a padded and quilted pillow.

The metal ring structure of the Fusion table recalls a jewel, or the orbits of two planets that meet – depending on the imagination. The oak or walnut wood top creates a beautiful contrast between an old and a new style. It’s extendable so it can host up to ten seats.

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Artistic table with a lacquered metal structure and a solid walnut wood top. Dalila chairs covered in leather.

Another table that is still made in lacquered metal, but with a different design, is the cross-legged Artistico table. The metal structure sustains a solid walnut wood top thanks to four long plates that embrace to one another as they were in a beautiful dance. The original structure and the combination of two different materials make this table perfect to furnish a mountain cottage that requires a touch of contemporaneity.

Glass table

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Round Barone table with a lacquered metal structure and a crystal top. Kuga chairs with a metal structure and a padded and quilted monocoque.

The crystal top of Barone table is a very refined detail that highlights the cross-legged structure and helps the matching of coloured and padded chairs.

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Artistico table with a lacquered metal structure and a crystal top. Kefir chairs with a metal structure totally covered in leather.

Alternatively, the cross-legged Artistico table is available with a crystal or an anti-scratch crystal top: a new interpretation of a minimal-chic style with personality.

Welcoming creativity and the pleasure of sharing: that’s why large tables are here. They are crucial pieces of furniture and steal the scene thanks to their generous volumes and modern design that catch the eye with their originality and elegance. Fixed or extendable, large tables evoke convivial atmospheres, they make us think of big families and the pleasure to invite friends home, but they are also good for other uses and become multi-functional tables as well. In order to give value to these pieces, they need to be placed in the middle of the room, while decorating the main wall in the foreground with complements such as modern mirrors, a storage unit, a design bookcase or a nice wallpaper. To give the right light to the space, you may need more light spots and suspension lamps to distribute along the table. Last but not least, who loves furnishing the house should be focusing on the chairs to match the table as well, they must be chosen in perfect harmony with the design and materials of large tables.

Large tables for the office

Wood makes the environment warmer and more welcoming, thanks to its natural look. Big wooden tables, however, are also perfect pieces of furniture to highlight the charisma of a work environment furnished with taste and an eye for details. In the middle of a meeting room, big tables become silent (but not invisible) protagonists of important meetings and brainstorming with colleagues.

 

Millennium Table XXL with lacquered metal structure and a barked century-old walnut solid wood top; Sveva chairs with solid wood structure and Lexington bookcase.

Millennium XXL fixed table, for instance, has a solid metal structure with simple and elegant design. The top, instead, is available in century-old walnut too. The wood knots visible on the surface, the outer side edge that maintains the original shape of the tree trunk and the slight chromatic variations underline the authenticity and uniqueness of these large solid wood tables. Even the matching chairs have a solid wood structure and take up the solid and enveloping structure of the table.

Large round tables for the lunchroom 

Ideal for the dining room, the large round tables are the space-saving solution that perfectly combines the pleasure of conviviality with the needs of functional and modern furnishings. Without sharp corners, not only do they look more airy and lighter, but they also leave more freedom of movement in the surrounding space. Choosing models with a central base instead of the legs along the perimeter, then, any obstacles for the seats are eliminated – and it is easier to add a seat to the table when needed.

Universe fixed round table with structure and details made of lacquered metal, and central turning tray on the top; Sofia chairs, stuffed and covered with fabric; Pica storage units in lacquered wood.

The round Universe table has a central structure in lacquered metal with three supports, but what really catches the eye is the top, with its mix of materials and several features. The ring top in walnut or oak veneer frames the revolving recessed central top, available in glossy glass or matte scratch-resistant glass, or in SuperMarble. Even the matching Sofia chairs have a lacquered metal structure, and the upholstery can be chosen in a wide range of colours and materials, from velvet to premium leather. To complete the furniture of the dining room, there is the Pica sideboard made in wood and lacquered wood with hinged doors and open compartments. 

Large square tables for the living room

How to furnish the living area by combining style and the needs of everyday life? If you want to create a functional space, starting with the choice of large square tables is an excellent idea. Perfect as dining tables but also to be used as multitasking worktops, to flick through albums of family memories, for exciting evenings dedicated to poker, and much more.

Square Versus fixed table with lacquered aluminum structure in the same colour as the SuperMarble top, and Kelly chairs with solid wood frame, details in lacquered metal and padded and upholstered monocoque

The square-shaped Versus table, suitable for 8 or 12 seats, has a chic and essential design that highlights the value of the materials it is made with. The top can in fact be chosen in SuperMarble, an exclusive Bontempi Casa material that combines the charm of marble with new functional features, or in crystal and scratch-resistant glass. The legs, instead, are in solid wood, the same material of the Kelly upholstered chairs.