Some furniture pieces are created out of need while others are a response to our need for beauty, symmetry and comfort. The console table is an interesting case in this sense. It’s a piece that only fits in certain spaces and configurations and one we could live without. However, it brings something special into our homes. A narrow console table can be the thing that completes an entryway or the missing piece in a bedroom and with so many striking and beautiful designs to choose from nowadays it would be difficult to resist the temptation.
Lapiaz is a console table with a strong sculptural presence. It has a unique design reminiscent of freshly cracked stone. The structure of the table is made of mahogany but there’s no indication of that on the outside. The base is solid and divided into two section with a hollow core that reveals a polished brass surface which contrasts with the stainless steel finish used for the rest of the table’s surface.
We remain in the sphere of sculptural designs and we’re focusing now on the Newton console table, a piece inspired by the dining table with the same name. This exclusive piece of furniture has a design that appears to defy gravity and which makes it look futuristic and eye-catching. The table is made of aluminum spheres, most with either a white or a black lacquer finish and a few gold-plated ones. The top is made of semi-spheres featuring the same characteristics.
For those small spaces that are too narrow to accommodate a dresser, a cabinet or a regular table, the solution is a narrow console table such as the Aureola. The table is handcrafted and has a sleek and thin base made of black lacquered metal combined with a top available in elm, walnut or ebony and a variety of finish options. Pick the variant that best suits the space you have in mind so it can finally look complete.
If you want a console table that stands out and has a distinctive look, have a look at Revolution, a piece with a lot of charm and character. It comes in several versions, one of which features a vintage silver base combined with a polished black granite top. The table is also available with a polished or satin brass finish, version which fit better in most modern interior decors.
The Metaphysics sideboard is a piece inspired by a classic. It has been modernized and simplified and, at the same time, it became really versatile. Its art-deco-inspired design is simple and practical. Put the sideboard next to the dining table to maintain a traditional configuration or pair it with a stool and use it as a vanity. As a standalone piece, it can function as a credenza or a console table.
Slender, elegant and timelessly beautiful, the Chantal console table puts together a simple frame made of solid ash wood and a a top and a shelf which can either be made of marble or glass. The top and the shelf can form a matching set or they can contrast with each other. The table’s feet have metal tips which highlight their tapered form. Pair the table with a framed mirror on the hallway or use it as an accent piece in the living room or even in the bedroom, across from the bed. The shelf offers additional storage for all sorts of things like books, boxes or personal items.
This is Kosmo, a very beautiful and sophisticated console table with a design that’s both simple and eye-catching. The table has a sculptural frame made of solid canaletta walnut. The frame is mounted on a metal platform that has an oval shape matching the top. The designer, S. Bigi, chose to finish the table with an oval top made of 10 mm tempered glass. This way the focus stays on the sculptural base which can be admired in its full splendor.
Despite its solid and robust construction, the Pilotis table has a very delicate and light appearance. This is due to its soft and smooth curves and the pastel colors available for this model. The inspiration for the design comes from the traditional support columns used in architecture. The piece is designed by Malgorzata Bany and comes with several different colors, sizes and texture options.
To save space and to give it a more lightweight appearance, the designer of the Rocco console only chose to use two legs instead of four. The table is supported by these at the front while its back sits flush with the tall behind it. The tapered legs look elegant and the design as a whole has some of the charm presented by the furniture of the 1960s. It’s like having an antique but with a modern flair.