These days we take a lot of things for granted, including furniture pieces which we now perceive as very common but which have evolved over time, being shaped by our needs and by the ways in which we use them. One example is the hallway table also commonly known as a console table. It’s elongated and narrow because of the lack of space in entryways and hallways and it mixes looks and function, providing a focal and often offering a surface on which to display all sorts of decorations. Today we’ve made a selection of hallway table designs which we hope you’ll like as much as we do.
First, a stylish and elegant console table from the Ziggy collection designed by C. Ballabio. The frame is made of canaletta walnut and the top is available in wood or marble, which gives the table a lot of character, preventing its simple and slender silhouette from being perceived as bland.
Another example of a simple but nevertheless exciting hallway table is the Catlin console which pairs an elegant metal base with an oval table top available in two rare marbles: Arabescato Purple and Sahara Noir. The marble top has a polished finish and the metal base features a cross-pattern motif with a bright chrome or gold finish.
This is Anthony, an exquisite hallway table created with a gilded stainless steel base and a top made of Sahara Noir marble. It’s a luxurious piece able to stand out and as a focal point in any type of space.
If you like marble tops, perhaps you’d also enjoy the Olivier table, a stylish and elegant console with a heartwood frame featuring a charcoal gray lacquer finish and a polished Emperador marble top. The table was designed in 2014 by Mario Dell’Orto and Emanuel Garbin.
Let’s mix it up a bit. Next we’d like to show you a simple hallway table designed in 2016 by Jean-Marie Massaud as a part of the Home Hotel series. The table is made entirely out of wood and this gives it a special appeal, emphasizing its elegant, warm and timeless nature.
We mentioned in the beginning that hallway tables offer a unique blend of aesthetics and functionality and based on that we’d like to now show you the Teso table. It’s made entirely out of glass and was designed by Renzo Piano in 1991. the shelves are made of 15 mm and 25 mm thick float-glass and offer generous storage for books, decorations and much more.
Designed by Christophe Pillet in 2014, the Novel hallway table features a metal and wood structure with a slender base and a tray-style top which is ideal for storage. There’s also a leather-covered storage compartments hidden under the top. Speaking of which, the walnut tabletop contrasts with the chromed metal tube legs in a way that looks natural and refined.
Another very refined and stylish console table was designed in 2016 by Mauro Lipparini. It has a metal frame made of light tubular elements and a sculptural and solid top with sleek angles. The metal base extends above the top, holding a stylish round mirror. The Coseno console can be used as a dressing table but also as a regular hallway table.
The console designed by Riflessi LAB is spectacular without being complicated. Its base features two inclined legs which overlap each other asymmetrically and are available in several different finishes. The top is thin and slender, in contrast with the base.
Glass hallway tables are appreciated for their ability to maintain an airy and open decor and to look lightweight and delicate. This is the Amaca table designed by Calvi Brambilla in 2018. The name is very suggestive: amaca means hammock. The notable feature in this case is a shelf available in cowhide or fabric which hangs below the top, just like a hammock.