Nice Design Low Cost is a brand that has a new collection, #1 Kitchen, by Italian designer Gianna Farina. I really hope they're serious about the low cost bit. The collection caught my eye in November's Dwell because of its blocky shape and rustic wood - just what I am looking for in a kitchen table.
This piece is actually a kitchen, though, with an integral cooktop and sink. The rustic wood is from special sources: salvage from a Hungarian castle, oak from Slovenia. The collection is available through Tikkapa in Milan, but with a little ingenuity could be reproduced here in the Big Apple.