Trend: Tilting Tables

Trend: Tilting Tables

Abby Stone
May 17, 2010

The intricate metalwork of the old-fashioned sewing machine's table base and the tilt-ability of a drafting table come to mind in the work of two designers whose work we saw at ICFF this weekend: Shimna and Tim Byrne Design.

Shimna: We've been a big fan of Shimna for many years now. We love their strong and modern sensibility. A delicate new offering, their drafting table, which combines a modern version of the traditional ornate metal base often seen on sewing machine tables, with a hickory top, would make a great small space dining solution, whether or not you also use it to draft on. For more information, click here.

Tim Byrne Designs: If you're looking for a dramatic statement, consider Tim Byrne's tables, which combine cast iron machine parts salvaged from factories long gone dormant with new tops, some glass, some wood. Hand cranks let you adjust the height of the tables. Though their bases may be antique, these tables are strong and modern. For more information, click here.

(Images: 1st image: Drafting Table by Shimna; images 2-5: tables by Tim Byrne Design)

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