Perhaps the most unusual and least common dining room layout is one with a square dining table as its centerpiece. Why? While it’s certainly a contemporary choice, the open layouts of today’s living/dining spaces almost necessitate a rectangular or an oval dining option. And even when the space does call for a square shaped table, many are discouraged by the edges and instead opt for a round dining table. The resulting design prognosis in such environment where demand drives supply, is a scarcity of modern square dining tables that can accommodate a large party. However, scarcity does not mean entire extinction which brings forth the awe-inspiring introductions in recent years with awe-inspiring aesthetics. Offering to make conversations easier and dining rooms more dramatic, these designer showpieces are truly awe-inspiring and can be easily paired with curved dining chairs to soften their hard edges.
Topping the list is the Autoreggente dining table by Patrizia Bertolini for Horm which is truly spectacular from every angle. It’s sculptural but minimal, with the main focus on the purity of its materials, which are either solid walnut or stained natural beech and clear tempered glass top. Autureggente’s largest size is 71”x71 making it fitting to accommodate 12 people.
Another stunner is the Mille dining table by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo featuring a striking architectural focal point as its base and a minimalistic aesthetic that transcends color palettes and even stylistic dispositions. Mille dining table is also available in a 71”x71” size which can accommodate at least 12 guests.