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Tables for big celebrations

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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No matter what season we find ourselves in, it is always a good time to get together with family and friends around the table. Any excuse will do: the welcome home of old friend, a birthday, an anniversary, a promotion at work, the announcement of good news or just the joy provided by being in good company.

The question now though, is this: which table? Tables are the backbone of these functions, and the principal place of great celebrations. Deciding on one is not easy; it is both a financial investment and statement piece. Below, we have provided you with some stunning examples from our experts.

A timeless classic

Wood is the material of choice for dining tables. Its rural air gives warmth to the room. A wooden table invites celebration: they are familiar, inviting and at the same time, striking and beautiful. This model has deliberately paid homage to the naturally occurring scars, holes and imperfections in the wood. With a special wax, the contrasts in the timber have been highlighted. A wonderful piece for any home.

The perfect couple

Wood and metal; an eternally good looking pair. This design is sure to be a hit for both homeowners and guests alike. A table of this design is timeless, elegant and sophisticated. The best thing is that it doesn't conform to any particular style, which means it is easy to match to any room or existing decor. In this example, this is a table that has exemplified the nature of the materials used: instead of disguising the connection points with paint, the designers have opted to let the rawness show.


A glass table is refined and elegant, and it is always interesting to see this option included in a formal setting. The glass top is supported on a metal frame, painted white to make it appear as if it were floating. Despite looking, vulnerable and light, this is indeed a sturdy table.  We would advise, when considering a table like this, that you consider their suitability for children. 

For other glass table alternatives, you could always consultant an interior designer who would have an extensive range of knowledge on this topic.

Gravity defying

Original, unusual and distinctive, this table is breathtaking. Based on a cantilever structure, at first glance, you don't notice the key element supporting the structure. Look underneath the table—there is a angular piece of glass supporting half of the weight. Genius! 


A classic option for large, or growing families, is the extendable table. This table is an example of how practical does not have to be at odds with the aesthetic. In a somewhat artistic fashion, the black and white tables slide underneath and over-the-top of one another, creating a table with a highly sculptural effect. This is really great for people who are looking for something a little different.


The best celebrations are not always the most crowded. Sometimes a couple of friends is all you need to make an evening unforgettable. For this reason, and because, at homify, we enjoy sustainable design and new trends in recycling and upcycling, our last table is this model made from a pallet. A simple yet original table.

To see more exciting examples of upcycling see ’Upcycling—keeping it in the present’.

What do you think of these  dining room tables? Which one would you put in your house? Let us know below! 
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