Tables: Designers Rate: Occasional Tables

Mark Janson
Janson Goldstein
New York


Scimitar Table
I prefer vintage pieces with an apparent patina of time. The Scimitar table, designed by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm in 1964, exudes beautiful simplicity, lyrical form, flawless execution, and great pedigree.

Ralph Pucci International
Starr Small Table
India Mahdavi describes her pieces as eclectic and handmade. They are unique and unexpected— this is an art piece but without pretense.

R20th Century
PK 61 Coffee Table
Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark (1956), PK61 Coffee Table is another vintage favorite. Can Mies be improved upon? I'll leave that to others to answer, but for me this table raises the question.

Okkwon Kim
Principal Interior Designer
Irvine, Calif.

Rene Holten Mare Table
Simple design lends itself to both a contemporary and classical environment.The low height with the dark slab of wood top anchors space.

George Nakashima Splay-Leg Table and Tray
This table has organic quality of the wood and simple curved details with highly geometric forms. The unusual proportion makes it a timeless signature design of George Nakashima.

Tiro Console and Coffee Table
The clean lined aesthetic makes a huge statement of what simple elegance means.

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