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Unique dining tables: Boca do Lobo introduces the Metamorphosis Dining Table

Boca do Lobo Metamorphosis Dining Table

Having first made its debut at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Metamorphosis series by Boca do Lobo has gone through just that: a metamorphosis. While the Portuguese brand has not reinvented the series, it has made a few new additions to it. With its Metamorphosis Dining Table joining the collection, the brand sets the standard for unique furnishings.

Forget the usual dining tables that simply serve as a surface where one can place food. With the Metamorphosis Dining Table, nature is combined with creativity for a truly captivating creation. The table doesn’t just allow you to entertain guests as they feast, but also stands as a symbol of ‘the evolutionary history of life’. On the top of the table are sculpted fossils that help to highlight this circle of life — while also serving as a unique conversation starter.

Boca do Lobo Metamorphosis Dining Table fossils

To craft this limited edition dining table, Boca do Lobo has entrusted only the finest craftsmen in Portugal to use their skills and expertise. Methods employed to craft the table include woodcarving, metal cutting, hammering and polishing that are all done by hand. While wood is clearly the main material used, there are accents of gold featured on the table. The base of the table glitters with the gold that helps to hold up the tabletop, while the fossils are decked out in gold that will not fail to catch your attention.

According to the brand, the Dining Table may be the latest in the series but is certainly not going to be the last. Good news for fans of the brand’s unique series, Boca do Lobo lives up to its philosophy where ‘nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything changes’.

Abyss Table

Duffy London’s Abyss Table evokes ocean depths

Abyss Table

Riding a wave of layered tabletops, Christopher Duff’s Abyss Table uses stacked sheets of glass and wood to create a bathymetric effect and is to be given a limited run of merely 25.

A £6,960 (US$11,900) price tag for the eyecatching piece isn’t the only factor that helps ensure the coffee table’s exclusivity.

A year in development, Christopher Duff’s furniture design was inspired by a moment of inspiration at a glass manufacturing plant, where successive layers of clear glass lent an impressive depth effect.

As Colossal notes, this is the latest in a miniature zeitgeist of living room furnishings to sport a layered look, following the sculptural work of Ben Young, and Greg Klassen‘s reclaimed wood and glass collection, River.

Ferrari Table

Crashed Ferrari coffee table

Ferrari Table

This is a coffee table containing the compacted remains of a Ferrari inside constructed by designer Charly Molinelli.

He came up with the idea after a customer asked him to design something “a bit special” for their front room.

He then sourced a wreck and built a wooden cabinet on wheels to present to his client – although the price of the swanky piece is unknown.
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New Versace Home Collection Unveiled in Milan

To celebrate the opening of Milan Design Week, Versace hosted a cocktail party at the Versace historical HQ in Via Gesù 12 yesterday.

The new pieces include the Sunburst, a crystal round table. Its base is composed by 14 elements in chromed metal that conveys the strength of a solar explosion.
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The Hana Table by Shige Hasegawa

Japanese designer Shige Hasegawa has created the Hana Table, which he will be exhibiting at the SaloneSatellite event during the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair.

“Hana” actually means flower in Japanese, which is pretty clearly the inspiration for this table.

Inspired by origami, the Hana table is constructed from five flower pedal-shaped plywood legs which collectively hold up the glass table top without the use of additional screws or bolts.
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70-inch multi-touch table by Strukt

Strukt brought a stunning multi-touch table, called “Struktable” to the 2009 TOCA ME design conference in Munich.

With its 70-inch display size, the Struktable is built for simultaneous interaction of up to 8 people. The touch-sensitive surface recognizes unlimited finger touches at the same time – therefore, users can interact more intuitively.

The table features 5 simple and exciting demo applications. The company used VVVV, a toolkit for real time video synthesis, to develop the demo applications.
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Mammoth Ivory table from Russia

Here is a nice, but pricey coffee table with a glass top and the legs carved from the premium-grade mammoth ivory.

This table measures 100 cm in diameter and about 80 cm high. The intricacy of carving is truly amazing! It was all done by hand with a set of conventional tools. The table is up for sale for $300,000.

With international trade in elephant ivory closed down, trade in mammoth ivory has emerged as virtually the only alternative acceptable to the international market. Since mammoth ivory is actually fossil ivory, there are no bans for its importing or exporting.
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The Ermis Dining Table

The Ermis Dining Table is the first creation of Theodore Fotiadis for the Excelsior Elements collection.

Designed in the Med following minimal lines it is formed so the eye will flow around its curves. Made out of fine crystal and aluminium it is sure that it will be the center of attention in your dining area.

The Ermis dining table and the rest of the upcoming collection will be soon available on their website. Price : 160,000 euros

Pool Table

This Acrylic resin table conceived by the Freshwest studio was unvelied at London Design Festival, Tent London.

“Pool Table had a serene and calming Zen like quality in the surrounding bustle of the show. The coffee table made from 50mm acrylic with miniature diving board, reflected and refracted light in such a way that it resembled the depth and hue of an actual swimming pool.”

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Big Time LED Watch Table

“Big Time” is a sleek and stylish giant wristwatch, which can be used as a table.

Designer Lee J. Rowland has thrown in a fully functioning watch for its surface, complete with seconds and date which can be viewed using touch buttons just like a normal watch. You can even program it to display an 8 letter message of your choosing.

In addition, you get extra-slim utility drawers and a programmable LED clock to round off the list of features.
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Pong Dinner Table

This Pong Dinner Table is holding a great reverence to all gadget lovers and is paying a tribute to the video game that revolutionized the gaming industry long back.

Designed by Moritz Waldemeyer, this Corian table has been embedded with 2,400 LED lights along with a couple of trackpads, giving this 1972 Atari game a modern update.

The prince hasn’t been unveiled yet but it definitely won’t be cheap.

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Most expensive table

In late 18th century Philadelphia, Tufft was one of the city’s most prosperous cabinetmakers. While his shop was not as large or prolific as that of his contemporaries Benjamin Randolph and Thomas Affleck, his rank was likely that of their equal.

Elegance, grace, and delicate carving characterize Thomas Tufft’s furniture. He typically chose a restrained opposing “C” scroll on the knees and a variation of this design can be seen on most of the objects attributed to his shop.

Tufft holds the record for Philadelphia furniture, the Edwards-Harrison Family pier table, when it sold at Christie’s for $4,620,000 (January 1990), becoming the most expensive table in the world. The price was well above the presale estimate of at most $1.5 million.
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Savant ROSIE touch-panel Mac coffee table

The ROSIE Coffee Table Touchpanel Controller is a full home entertainment hub, based around a 40″ flat panel monitor embedded in a tabletop. The interface can be customised and features include media playback, home automation and control of various devices such as security cameras or streaming devices.
There will be a variety of furniture design styles available, but no word on price or availability just yet.

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Sechser Dining Table for serves all with ease

Deviating from the usual pattern of a large table, the Sechser Dining Table makes more sense for all the reasons possible. Being fair to each one sitting on the table, this novel dining table provides each person with his or her personal space. This style makes easier for diners to fend for themselves.

Each large circular space is complemented with a small circular space to keep glasses, side plates, etc. while the X-large table in the center rotates for further convenience. Polished chrome accents add detail to the clear lacquered wood veneer.

Made of MDF wood veneer (beech steamed) and featuring 0.5″ thick tempered glass, this Sechser Dining Table sells for $15,000.

Gargantua set of table and bench for alfresco dining

The Gargantua set of table and bench is just right for it. Designed by Dirk Wynants, the functionality that characterizes the Gargantua can be found in the adjustable benches that can be changed in height depending on social or family circumstance.

Ideally it can sit 8 folks, but if you have more people joining in then there can be place for 4 more. Gathering attention in the world of garden furniture design, it is made of teak and steel combination.

For $6,000, sitting and eating together gets a new makeover.