‘Tis the season when family and friends get together to enjoy meals around the dining table so it might be time to think about investing in this area. After all, if you are serving lovely food on beautiful tableware, you need a great table to highlight your presentation! Whether you want a rustic or playful look for more casual dining or you would prefer to go for a high-gloss or minimalistic style for a more formal setting, a dining set that perfectly accommodates the space and number of diners is essential. For example, if you have limited space, perhaps consider a circular table.
The new Convivio dining table from Alivar celebrates the traditions of Italian cabinetmaking with a walnut or painted oak wooden frame featuring a sophisticated marble top. Their Ester dining chairs are a perfect match for the Convivio, combining a contemporary and vintage look with oak or walnut frame and polyurethane foam padded seating. Alivar is available from UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and ID Latinia in Edif. Playas del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com)
Cattelan Italia’s Diapason table with a Travertine or white Carrara marble base has a 15-millimetre clear glass table top. Cattelan Italia is available from Estuco Interiors in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.estucointeriors.com), UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Aalto Exclusive Furniture in Urb. Carolina Park in Marbella (www.aaltofurniture.com).
Above The large Euclide A rectangular dining table from Domitalia has two extensions allowing for up to 12 people to sit around it. Domitalia is available from Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com) and UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Below Angel Cerdá’s extendable dining table with a stainless- steel base and ceramic marble top, together with their upholstered dining chair complete with a stainless-steel base frame, adds a sleek and modern look to a dining area – perfect for a contemporary Mediterranean home. Angel Cerdá is available from Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), ID Latinia in Edif. Playas del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com) and Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu).
Ethimo’s Pluvia dining chair was originally conceived for outdoor living but its refined design also means it fits extremely well inside the home. Shown here with Ethimo’s Esedra square dining table featuring an aluminium frame and table top available in pickled teak or ceramic stone, its simplicity adds a touch of contemporary elegance to the dining set. Ethimo is available from Outdoor Concepts at the top of the Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es), Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com) and UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).
Eero Saarinen disliked legs under chairs and tables, so he designed the Saarinen Tulip High Table for Knoll and brought out this collection. The top comes in white laminate, coated marble in a wide range of colours, veneer and also acrylic stone for outdoor use. Shown here with their Krusin dining chair collection in three versions: as a simple armless chair, an armchair with low armrests and a low backrest, and an armchair with a formfitting backrest. Knoll is available from UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).